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Grant County Extension hosts Range 101 class

SILVER CITY Need a refresher on managing rangeland? New Mexico State University's Grant County Extension office is hosting a Range 101 class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at its Silver City office, 2610 N. Silver St.


The day will include five sessions, including a working lunch, and a field tour. Sessions include:

•Plant morphology and physiology by George Ruyle, range management specialist with the University of Arizona.
•Grazing management by Chris Allison, range management specialist and NMSU Extension animal science and natural resources department head.
•Riparian management by Terrell "Red" Baker, NMSU Extension riparian specialist.
•Public land policy by Nicholas Ashcroft, NMSU Extension economic development specialist.
•Noxious and invasive species and implications of bio-security by Pete Walden, Grant County Extension director.
•Range land monitoring with field tour with Sam Smallidge, NMSU Extension range management specialist.

Conference registration will be $20. Please call (575) 388-1559 before April 21 to reserve your space.