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J. Duffey Takes on New Role in Chaves County Extension Office

LAS CRUCES - James Duffey is taking on a new role as Chaves County agricultural agent with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Throughout the county, Duffey will provide leadership and guidance to Extension educational programs in agriculture, urban horticulture, community and economic development and natural resources.

He served as 4-H agent in Chaves County for 22 years before being named agricultural agent in March. Duffey served as the Extension 4-H agent in Quay County for three years before moving to Chaves County.

As the Chaves County Extension 4-H agent, Duffey was responsible for developing and implementing Extension educational programs for youth. He recruited and trained volunteer adult and youth leaders to conduct learning experiences for 4-H members in Chaves County.

A graduate of Lovington High School, Duffey attended New Mexico Junior College for two years. After transferring to NMSU, he completed his bachelor's degree in agricultural and extension education. In 1979, Duffey received a master's degree in agricultural and extension education.

His hobbies are hunting and fishing.