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The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) and New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) will host the 10th AG Day Saturday, Nov. 4.
The street festival, which is free and open to the public, will be held 1-4 p.m. in the Pan American south parking lot and the Aggie Memorial Stadium northeast parking lot. It will be followed by the NMSU Aggies vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football game at 4 p.m., NMDA said in a news release.
During the event, the NMSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences will provide attendees the opportunity to interact with live animals; New Mexico 4-H, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico CowBelles and New Mexico Ag in the Classroom will educate the public about agriculture with fun activities; and there will be music and samples of New Mexico products.
“Agriculture is a large part of New Mexico culture,” said New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte. “AG Day is a great way to come see what is new in the industry and cheer on the Aggies for their Homecoming game. Come celebrate the agriculture community with us!”
“The role that the College of ACES plays in the university and New Mexico is very significant since it is here where our students in agriculture, environmental and consumer sciences learn the science that they will use in their future careers,” said NMSU College of ACES Dean Rolando Flores. “Also, the research that is conducted in ACES is transferred to farmers and ranchers in New Mexico through the Cooperative Extension Service and makes the agriculture industry viable and possible given the new climatological conditions we are living in. We welcome you to come to experience the work that ACES faculty, students and staff are doing to benefit agriculture of New Mexico.”
New Mexico Beef Council, American AgCredit (formerly Farm Credit of New Mexico) and Exxon Mobil are the major event sponsors.
For more information, call 575-646-3060 and email AGDay@nmda.nmsu.edu.