Tom Dominguez, who has been Quay County’s agricultural extension agent for New Mexico State University for the past six years, will leave his post on Aug. 30. He will take a similar position in Alamogordo as Otero County’s extension agent for NMSU on Sept. 3.
Dominguez said accepting the new position was a “super hard decision.”
The Quay County experience, he said, “was the best. Lots of great people, great support and great kids.”
People in Quay County, he said, “have been very accepting.”
“It pulls on the heartstrings” to leave the position he has held since June 2007, he said, but the new position in Alamogordo is the kind of challenge he’s seeking at this point in his career, he said.
According to his profile on the NMSU website, Dominguez has more than 15 years of experience in extension education.
He attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, and has a bachelor of science degree in range animal science and a master’s degree in Agriculture Education. He has hands-on experience in major ranch operation and helps with a family beef cattle ranch, as well.
Dominguez lives near Tucumcari with his son Levi.