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Solar Design Basics Seminar Mar. 26 in Raton

LAS CRUCES -- Homeowners can learn the basics of passive solar home design during a two-hour seminar Mar. 26 in Raton.

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Homemakers Group Works for Scholarship Money

LAS CRUCES -- Dona Ana County Extension Homemakers Council is going a little nutty to raise money for scholarships.

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Video Conference on Applying Sludge to Farm Land Scheduled April 9

LAS CRUCES -- A video conference on applying biosolids (sludge) to agricultural soil will be conducted April 9 at two sites in New Mexico.

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Reyer Receives Tribute to Volunteer Excellence Award

LAS CRUCES -- Karen Reyer, a livestock education specialist at the New Mexico Girls' Ranch, fills her days tending a menagerie of horses, llamas, chickens and rabbits at the ranch. She was recognized for her service and received New Mexico's 4-H Tribute to Volunteer Excellence Award during the Western Region 4-H Leader's Forum, Mar. 16 in Idaho.

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NMSU Animal Nutritionist Works to Improve Cattle Reproduction

LAS CRUCES -- It sounds like a rancher's nightmare. Corralling range cattle every other day and taking two hours to feed them supplements individually. Or, having to split up cattle that all get the same supplement on several different pastures. These are just two of the strange, time- consuming ranching practices that scientists with New Mexico State University's Agricultural Experiment Station must put up with in order to get good research information.

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Albuquerque Students are "Buggy" Over Scott Martinico

LAS CRUCES -- Not all college students see spring break as a chance to hit the beach or the slopes for a little relaxation. Scott Martinico saw it as a chance to open children's minds to the world of insects.

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Bishop Receives Western Regional 4-H Volunteer Management Award

LAS CRUCES -- Brenda Bishop, of Quay County, agrees with the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child.

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Los Lunas Scientists Attracted to Native Plant Research

LOS LUNAS -- Bare cottonwood poles and peculiar-looking pinon seedlings are beautiful to researchers at New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas.

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Fowler to Head Two NMSU Science Centers

LAS CRUCES -- James Fowler, a professor of agronomy and horticulture at New Mexico State University, took over this month as superintendent of both the Fabian Garcia Research Center and the Leyendecker Plant Science Center in Las Cruces.

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NMSU's Genetically Improved Potatoes Stop Beetles in their Tracks

LAS CRUCES -- Colorado potato beetles living in test plots in Michigan don't know they're eating potato plants genetically engineered in the Mesilla Valley. All they know is they don't like them.

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Got Milk? In Doña Ana County, the Answer is "Yes"

LAS CRUCES -- If Doña Ana County's residents could consume all the milk produced by the county's cows, each of the more than 150,000 men, women and children would have to drink 1.4 gallons of milk every day, said a New Mexico State University agriculture agent. That's a lot of milk and cookies.

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Doņa Ana County Home to Fine Cotton, Flavorful Pecans and Five Kinds of Chile

LAS CRUCES -- In the irrigated Mesilla Valley surrounded by desert, Doņa Ana County leads New Mexico with 19,500 acres of cotton, 18,000 acres of pecans, and 8,200 acres of chile. Not bad for an area that receives only five to eight inches of rain each year.

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Home Ownership Seminar Scheduled May 4 in Luna County

LAS CRUCES -- Are you considering buying a new home? Will you be able to make the monthly payments? What type of mortgage is best for you? Interested home buyers can get answers to these and other questions by attending a home ownership program May 4 in Deming.

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Sam Steel Way Dedication Set for May 4 in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES -- More than 100 years ago, the university community mourned the untimely death of Samuel Steel, the son of a prominent Mesilla Valley family. Steel would have been the first graduate of New Mexico A&M, now New Mexico State University.

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Oregon Native Wins NMSU Outstanding Home Economics Student Award

LAS CRUCES -- Jennifer McCollum, an Oregon native and graduate of Fairfield High School in Boulder, Colo., received the Outstanding Student in Home Economics Award from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in an Apr. 18 ceremony.

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Dora Graduate Wins NMSU Outstanding Agriculture Student Award

LAS CRUCES -- Donita Massey, a 1991 graduate of Dora High School, received the Outstanding Student in Agriculture Award from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in an Apr. 18 ceremony.

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New Mexicans Can Call Toll-Free Number for Information about 4-H Program

LAS CRUCES -- Finding out more about 4-H, the nation's largest youth organization, is now as easy as making a toll-free call in New Mexico.

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Tumbleweed Season Hits New Mexico

LAS CRUCES -- Rolling, rolling, rolling. That tumbleweed keeps rolling, along.

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Cervantes, Cox and 15 Students Receive NMSU Awards

LAS CRUCES -- Emma Jean Cervantes, a La Mesa chile grower and processor, and Rob Cox, a local rancher, received awards from New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Apr. 18, during the college's annual Awards Day ceremony.

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Job Prospects Promising in Agriculture, Home Economics

LAS CRUCES -- Graduates earning their degrees in agriculture and home economics have something to cheer about besides spring commencement: a surplus of jobs in their fields.

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Hegland Teaches Social/Cultural Aspects of Clothing

LAS CRUCES -- It's said that the clothes make the person. Jane Hegland, assistant professor of home economics at New Mexico State University, believes there is more to it than that because people choose and reject certain types of dress for complex reasons.

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Unwrap Trunks for Healthier Trees

LAS CRUCES -- Wrapping trees with protective trunk materials can cause more harm than good, said a New Mexico State University forest entomologist.

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NMSU Student Marketing Chapter Receives National Honors

LAS CRUCES -- After only two years in existence, New Mexico State University's National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter was named outstanding chapter overall at this year's national conference in San Diego, Calif. NMSU's chapter also co-hosted the April conference and received two innovative idea awards.

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Extension Establishes Karnal Bunt Detection Lab

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service is opening a karnal bunt detection laboratory to test wheat from quarantined counties and check wheat samples statewide, said Natalie Goldberg, Extension plant pathologist.

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"Stand for Children" Events Planned June 1 in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES -- Las Cruces will hold a walk and rally June 1 to coincide with "Stand for Children Day" events at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Palestinian Looks to NMSU for Arid Lands Information

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Kelly Neville Inducted into Sam Steel Society

LAS CRUCES -- Kelly Neville was inducted into New Mexico State University's Sam Steel Society in a ceremony May 4.

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Drought Management Seminars Planned for Ranchers

LAS CRUCES -- To help New Mexico ranchers deal with the triple whammy of low precipitation, low cattle prices and high feed prices, New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring five drought management seminars in May.

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Kelly Neville Inducted into Sam Steel Society

LAS CRUCES -- Kelly Neville was inducted into New Mexico State University's Sam Steel Society in a ceremony May 4.

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Drought Management Seminars Planned for Ranchers

LAS CRUCES -- To help New Mexico ranchers deal with the triple whammy of low precipitation, low cattle prices and high feed prices, New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring five drought management seminars in May.

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