Leonard Lauriault recognized by NMSU

NMSU press release Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari, received the 2011 Extension Advocate Award from the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Specialists Association during the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Awards Day program on April 15. Mark Marsalis, NMSU extension agronomist at NMSU’s Agricultural […]

Extension service to offer gardening workshops in April

By Audry Olmsted Spring is in the air and green-thumb enthusiasts are itching to get outdoors and toil in their soil. New Mexico State University experts want to help hobbyists be successful this growing season and the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service will feature several of them in a series of free gardening workshops in […]

Press release: NMSU to host hay, forage conference

Audry Olmstead Alfalfa is New Mexico’s No. 1 cash crop and the annual Southwest Hay & Forage Conference allows producers to come together to learn more about how to better manage this valuable commodity. Highlights at this year’s conference, Jan. 13-14 in Ruidoso, include pest control, resource-use efficiency and maximization of inputs.

Press release: college rodeo team competes at NMSU

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team competed at the New Mexico State University rodeo competition in Las Cruces on Oct. 29-30. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in fourth place.

NMSU horse riding clinic set for June

By Audry Olmsted: New Mexico State University Riders wanting to learn from the best about how to handle their horses — and try their hand at a little friendly competition — are invited to attend the Ranch Horse Clinic and Ranch Cutting Competition scheduled June 5-6 in Tucumcari. The two-day event is being organized by […]

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 […]

Earth Day Observations

Chelle Delaney Students got to be up close and personal with Mother Nature at the Outdoor Classroom on Thursday. From animal skulls and pelts to live chickens and goats, it was all hands on during the Earth Day festivites. On Thursday, about 675 students visited the outdoor classroom, said Relissa Nials, coordinator of the event. […]

Homecoming reminder of good times past

By Lynn Moncus Attending Homecoming at NMSU last week was a major treat for this Aggie who earned her first degree there 53 years ago. Seeing people with whom I had attended the College of New Mexico Agriculture and Mechanic Arts reminded me of the great times we had during those years and of the […]

Pest Scout School set for Friday

The Alfalfa/Forage Pests Scout School is 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari. Guest speakers are

Friendship flows through the generations

By Lynn Moncus At times, some of our experiences are so special that we wonder how we could be fortunate enough to have them. The past weekend, for instance, was a major emotional high and a time during which to collect priceless memories. Through the years, I have written about Dr. Marion Hardman, my dear […]