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Articulation Agreement Reached Between NMSU and Oklahoma State

LAS CRUCES -- Six New Mexico State University forestry students will be able to complete their bachelor's degrees at Oklahoma State University while paying in-state tuition, according to an articulation agreement reached between the two colleges.

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Four-H Winners Claim Awards at N.M. Annual State Conference

LAS CRUCES -- Top 4-H members from throughout New Mexico received awards during a ceremony at New Mexico State University, following four days of annual conference contests.

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Four-H Candidates Hit Campaign Trail

LAS CRUCES -- Four months before the November election, campaign posters popped up on the New Mexico State University campus in Las Cruces. But none of the slogans had anything to do with Bill Clinton or Bob Dole.

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Cai Hired as NMSU Assistant Professor

LAS CRUCES -- Liping Cai began work July 15 as an assistant professor with New Mexico State University's hospitality and tourism services program in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences .

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Farmington Hosts Rural Development Forum

LAS CRUCES -- Promoting the economic well-being of rural locales will be the focus of the seventh annual New Mexico Rural Economic Development Forum to be held at the Farmington Civic Center, October 16-18.

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Feeding the Family: Healthy School Lunches Important at Every Age

LAS CRUCES -- Bologna and cheese, cold pizza or pasta salad? Planning a nutritious school lunch for your child every day can be an intimidating task.

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Try This on for Size: Fitting Ideas About Choosing School Clothes

LAS CRUCES -- Parents and kids often don't see eye-to-eye when shopping for school clothes, whether it's because of price, style or quality.

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Homing in on Homework: Tips for Making Study Time Productive

LAS CRUCES -- Whether they're six or 16, homework often seems more like punishment than learning for children, especially after a long day at school.

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After-School Care is a Major Issue for Most Parents

LAS CRUCES -- As school begins, one of the biggest concerns of parents is having a safe place for their children after school. Programs exist for elementary kids, but finding options for older children requires a little extra homework.

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Acequias Still a Way of Life for Rural N.M.

LAS CRUCES -- While city folks may take their sprinkler systems for granted, rural New Mexicans often have to work hard for their water that flows through nearly 1,000 acequias or irrigation ditches located throughout the state.

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Alcalde Field Day and Soap-making Workshop Scheduled

ALCALDE -- New Mexicans can learn about soap making, cattle grazing and a host of other issues at the Sustainable Agricultural Science Center at Alcalde's field day and soap-making workshop, scheduled for Aug. 18-19.

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New Scientists Enhance NMSU's Agricultural Research at Artesia

LAS CRUCES -- With new scientists, a new laboratory building and new research projects, New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Artesia is more equipped than ever to help farmers in Eddy, Chaves and Lea counties.

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Good Parent-Teacher Relationship Benefits Children

LAS CRUCES -- Parents who encourage children to get along with classmates may want to follow the same rule. It is just as important for parents to develop good relationships with their children's teachers, said a family life expert.

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Southworth Hired as Coordinator for Extension Rural Tourism Program

LAS CRUCES -- Allison Southworth began work July 16 as the program coordinator for New Mexico State University's Rural Economic Development Through Tourism (REDTT) project.

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Boren Hired as Extension Wildlife Specialist

LAS CRUCES -- Jon Boren began work Aug. 1 as a wildlife specialist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Sheep Referendum Set for October

LAS CRUCES -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a referendum among sheep and wool producers on Oct. 1, 1996.

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Krehbiel Hired as Assistant Professor in NMSU's Animal Sciences Department

LAS CRUCES -- Clinton Krehbiel began work Aug. 1 as an assistant professor of ruminant animal nutrition in New Mexico State University's animal and range sciences department.

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In the Specialty Food Business, Getting Started is No Piece of Cake

LAS CRUCES -- A hearty demand for specialty foods with a homemade taste makes some New Mexicans dream of turning grandma's famous cookie recipe into a profitable product.

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State Fair Tours Teach Kids Importance of Agriculture

The idea is to educate urban youth about agriculture by showing them a part of the state fair that they may never have gone past the midway to see," said tour coordinator Cheryl Butterfield, state 4-H activities specialist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service. Tour sponsors are Extension, the New Mexico Beef Council and New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau.

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Africanized Bees Could Be on Move This Fall

LAS CRUCES -- Although Africanized bees have spread slowly and quietly in southern New Mexico so far, they could pick up speed this fall, a New Mexico State University entomologist said.

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Kellogg Project Helps Rural Families

LAS CRUCES -- Farming and ranching in north central New Mexico hasn't been easy lately. High altitudes make for short growing seasons. Years of subdivision have left behind small parcels of farmland that often can't sustain the region's families, and development and soaring land prices have made it hard for some operations to continue.

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Home-Based Enterprises at Heart of Business Trend

CLOVIS -- For Sharon Stone of Clovis, home is where the business is. Her spinning and knitting enterprises stretch from the yard, where a lamb named Cardigan roams, to the front room, which serves as a shop for yarns, supplies and handmade garments.

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NMSU Computer Software Makes Quick Work of Bug Samples

LAS CRUCES -- Counting and identifying thousands of insects from farmer's fields used to be a job for entomology research assistants. But with today's modern technology, computer analysts like Shaun Meeks are finding their niche in the bug lab as well.

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Storm Damages Research Crops at Clovis Agricultural Science Center

LAS CRUCES -- The cotton turned black. The corn turned white. The green beans are gone, and the forage sorghum is in shreds.

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Women's Money Management Workshops Scheduled in October, November

LAS CRUCES -- Whether you have a little or a lot, small changes in how you manage your money can add up to big changes in your bank account and your lifestyle. A seven-week money management program for women will help participants plan for their financial future.

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New Guidelines Help Mediators Handle Grazing Permit Disputes

LAS CRUCES -- The New Mexico Agricultural Mediation Program is now better prepared to handle grazing fee disputes between the Forest Service and ranchers.

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Control Unwanted Juniper Trees

LAS CRUCES -- To many New Mexicans, juniper trees are attractive and desirable plants. They are used for windbreaks and fire wood and provide protective cover for wildlife and livestock.

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ATV-Mounted Sprayers Useful for Brush Control

LAS CRUCES -- Selective ground spraying of noxious brush and weeds is regaining popularity with many New Mexico ranchers. Fueling this revival is the increased use of four-wheel all-terrain vehicles, ATVs, for ranch purposes.

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Ag College Enrollment Continues to Climb

LAS CRUCES -- Declining enrollment at New Mexico State University continues to be bucked by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences . Undergraduate enrollment in the college climbed nearly 4 percent, to 1,320 students, even while the university as a whole suffered its third straight fall enrollment decline.

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Inmates Work Off Sentences in Clovis Community Garden

CLOVIS -- For most people, gardening provides a chance to spend some quality quiet time outdoors. That's especially true for a group of Curry County jail inmates working off part of their sentences in a community garden south of Clovis.

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