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Martinez Takes Rio Arriba County Extension Position

LAS CRUCES -- Melanie Martinez, of Chamita, recently began work at the 4-H-agriculture agent in Rio Arriba County at Los Ojos for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.


For 75 percent of her time, Martinez will help organize 4-H activities for the Rio Arriba County. She also will devote 25 percent of her time to agricultrual programs for adults.

"I would like to go back to my community and do something for the youth," she said.

Martinez previously worked as a technician biologist with Los Alamos National Laboratory.

An Epanola Valley High School graduate, Martinez earned a bachelor's degree in soil science from NMSU in 1998.

In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, running and camping.