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Public Service Announcements from the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

#1 (1:00 minute) Resources for farm and ranch businesses


While the coronavirus has shut down most of the country’s workforce, our New Mexico farmers are still hard at work, producing food for the nation. During this outbreak of COVID-19, farm and ranch families can turn to their local Cooperative Extension agent to help them stay fit, healthy and safe. A variety of resources for best practices, operating procedures and coronavirus recommendations like increased sanitation procedures, reducing cluster points for employees and making sure sick employees don’t come to work are available online at aces.nmsu.edu/covid19/farming-considerations.html. Or just call your local county extension agent. We’re all in this together! This public service announcement brought to you by the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service and New Mexico State University.

#2 (:45 seconds) Resources for farmworkers

What can you do to stop the spread of coronavirus if you’re working on a farm? Same as everyone else: 1) Keep your distance – 6 feet or more away from others), 2) disinfect surfaces and 3) Wash your hands frequently. Using masks and gloves also can limit the transmission of the virus. And if you ARE sick STAY HOME, call your healthcare provider and let your supervisor know about your condition. If you are having difficulty breathing—CALL 9-1-1. It’s important that you do all you can to keep YOURSELF and others safe during this outbreak! This message brought to you by New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service and New Mexico State University.


#3 (:30 seconds) Resources for farm and ranch families

There’s a lot of information out about coronavirus online these days. But New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences provides specific support for farmers and ranchers across New Mexico through extension services and its website. The ACES website offers relevant and reliable advice from extension professionals and other experts who update it regularly at aces.nmsu.edu/covid19/. This message brought to you by New Mexico State University.