Tucumcari still friendly, welcoming community

Lynn Moncus As we continue to review some of the history of the territorial days, we note the comments by the John F. Worley Directory Company regarding the development of agriculture in our county. “The evolution of the vast and fertile plains around Tucumcari from grazing to agriculture is yet in its infancy but has […]

Field Day focuses on water

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Argen Duncan People need to know water for agriculture provides food and fiber, and Curry County is the top producer of raw agriculture products in the state, the new state secretary of agriculture said. New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte gave the keynote speech during the annual field day at the New Mexico State […]

Caitlyn Romero graduates with honors

Caitlyn Romero graduated with honors from Kansas State University’s college of agriculture May 14. To graduate from the honors program in the college of agriculture, students must complete an honors project under the direction of a faculty adviser. Students must also complete 15 honors credit hours and prepare a portfolio. This semester, two students graduated […]

Agriculture seminar emphasizes food safety, disease prevention

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun The Quay County Extension Service’s 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar brought area experts out to the Tucumcari Convention Center to address food safety and disease prevention Thursday. New Mexico State University Extension Specialist Del Jimenez addressed a crowd of about 35 people. He talked about […]

Healthy living matter of choice

Tom Morris The United States Department of Agriculture identifies five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and legumes, and milk. The following information will guide you to making more healthy choices when consuming foods from these five food groups:

Ag day topics include renewable energy

QCS Staff Potential for renewable energy in agriculture and eastern New Mexico’s contributions to biofuel efforts will be among topics at the annual field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center near Clovis. The featured keynote speaker will be U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The field day is scheduled Aug. 18, according to […]

NMSU agriculture experts to give drought condition farming tips

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Special to the QCS The Tucumcari area has not yet received any irrigation water this year, leaving producers to largely rely on natural precipitation to keep their crops growing. Researchers with New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari plan to give producers ideas to help them manage crops and livestock during drought conditions […]

Elementary students get hands-on ag lesson

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John Villalba, 4-H extension agent Eighteen Tucumcari Elementary students got a hands-on lesson in animal agriculture on Monday. Quay County 4-H member Aleahna Branch brought her show steer, “McLovin”, and Ashlee Bradley brought her horse, “Cody.” Students learned about the importance animals have in agriculture and how they contribute to the world. The program, entitled […]

Quay, other counties in TB-free zone

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Friday that New Mexico meets the requirements for split-state status for bovine tuberculosis (TB). Only Curry and Roosevelt counties will remain classified as modified accredited advanced and have to have its cattle tested for TB, according […]

New agent joins extension office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tom Dominguez, 37, is the new agriculture extension agent for Quay County. Dominguez came to the Quay offices from Pecos, Texas, where he was the extension agent in Reeves County for four years. He’s been involved with the extension program for about 10 years. He holds a master’s degree […]