The Quay County Agricultural Extension Office has a new extension agent, Jason Lamb, who most recently taught agriculture at Quemodo High School in Quemodo but has held extension agent positions in Cibola and Sierra counties.
Lamb will lead the extension office and coordinate junior livestock and shooting sports activities for Quay County 4-H clubs, he said. Lamb said he has extensive experience in judging livestock at county fairs.
As an extension agent, Lamb said, he serves as an adviser to local farmers, ranchers and gardeners in areas that include horticulture, range plant management, insect identification, organic gardening and even shade trees.
In drought-stricken New Mexico, he says, he also has advice on which lawn and garden plants thrive on small amounts of water for xeriscaping — water-saving landscaping.
Lamb was born and raised in Silver City, he said. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural extension education from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. He has been teaching or working as an extension agent for 16 years, all in New Mexico, he said.