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NMSU Extension to host 2011 Ag Day event in Las Vegas Nov. 9

LAS VEGAS, N.M. -The 2011 Ag Day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas.

The free event is hosted by New Mexico State University Extension offices in Guadalupe, San Miguel and Mora counties and NMSU's Northern New Mexico Outreach Project.

"Agricultural information and training will be provided for local farmers, ranchers and other residents to strengthen their agricultural activities," said Judy Finley, NMSU Extension agriculture and small business development agent. "Speakers will be agriculture specialists from NMSU, USDA agencies and other agriculture professionals."

This event is a follow-up to last year's Women and Ag event sponsored by the USDA Farm Service Agency. "Last year's event had more than 100 agricultural producers and professionals in attendance," Finley said. "We are sure this year's event will be equally successful."

A wide variety of topics will be addressed during the event.

"Presentations will be on livestock, horse health, marketing, vegetable production, financial planning and many more topics," Finley said. "Participants will be able to obtain information from vendor booths on new products and federal programs available to agricultural producers. The day will include a free lunch."

2011 Ag Day is sponsored by Sangre de Cristo Valley Livestock Growers, Bank of Las Vegas, Plaza Hotel, Community First Bank of Las Vegas, Guadalupe Farm Bureau, San Miguel Farm Bureau and the Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District.