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Del Jimenez Hired as NMSU Agricultural Specialist

LAS CRUCES -- Del Jimenez began work July 27 at Alcalde, near Espanola, as an agricultural specialist for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Jimenez, an Arizona native, will supervise special agricultural programs in the Kellogg Project. The Kellogg Project is an agricultural education program that encompasses 11 counties in northern New Mexico and the Jicarilla Reservation.

Jimenez will conduct seminars for livestock producers on pregnancy testing, artificial insemination and animal health and nutrition. He also will educate farmers in the areas of integrated pest management, new equipment and crop production methods. Jimenez is currently working with apple growers to implement pest management programs to reduce fruit damage caused by codling moths.

Jimenez has worked with Extension as a temporary employee for seven months. He received his master's degree in agricultural and extension education from NMSU in December 1994. He earned bachelor's degrees in agronomy/horticulture and animal science in 1970 from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

As a student, he received a special scholarship from the USDA for outstanding students and was active in Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.