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NMSU to host virtual New Mexico Chile Conference Feb. 2

The world’s largest conference dedicated to chile peppers will take place in an all-virtual format this year. New Mexico State University, the Chile Pepper Institute and Extension Plant Sciences will host the 2021 New Mexico Chile Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 on Zoom.


“We have put together an exceptional program that will draw many individuals from all aspects of the industry, and because it is virtual, we are attracting international registrants,” said Liza Lopez, program coordinator for the Chile Pepper Institute.

This year’s conference will feature discussions on a wide range of topics, including COVID-19-induced market trends; the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers program; new information on mechanization, flavor profiles and diseases; pest updates and innovations; and many other current topics. Speakers will include NMSU faculty members and industry professionals.

Vendors booths also will be available on Zoom throughout the daylong conference, Lopez said.

Registration is now open online at https://chile.nmsu.edu/conference. All registrants will receive a schedule of events and speakers, Zoom connection information and a list of vendor booths. They also will receive conference goodies via mail.

For more information, visit https://cpi.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3028.