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Tim Darden Hired as NMSU Range Improvement Task Force Specialist

LAS CRUCES -- Tim Darden began work August 3 as a Cooperative Extension Service specialist with New Mexico State University's Range Improvement Task Force.

Darden will conduct impact studies on how federal agricultural policies will affect New Mexico farmers and ranchers. He also will help build an economic model of the state to determine how changes and stresses in the agricultural sector will cause similar stresses in other economic sectors.

Darden is currently working on economic impact analyses in several counties, beginning with Chaves County. He will coordinate data accumulation and incorporate that data into an input/output statistical model. He has been working with the Range Improvement Task Force as a temporary employee since January.

Darden received his master's degree in agricultural economics from NMSU in May 1995. He received his bachelor's degree in the same field from NMSU in January 1993. As a student, he was active in the Collegiate Farm and Livestock Bureau.

Darden is the son of Jeff and Doris Darden of Las Cruces.