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NMSU, Acoma Pueblo to host seventh annual Acoma Agriculture Day

ACOMA ? Maintaining livestock health and controlling pests and noxious weeds are ongoing tasks for ranchers.


Solutions to these issues will be discussed at the Acoma Agriculture Day, set for Friday, June 17, at the Acoma Tribal Auditorium on Pinsbaari Drive.

New Mexico State University?s Northern New Mexico Outreach Project and the Pueblo of Acoma are hosting the free event that will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, June 16, prior to the program at the auditorium, Nick Ashcroft, NMSU Extension range management specialist will conduct a range monitoring workshop on the Acoma livestock allotment. The workshop, which is open to the public, will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

?We have several people presenting valuable information at this seventh annual event,? said Joseph Garcia, NMSU agriculture agent. ?A representative from New Mexico Diagnostic Veterinary Lab Service will provide information on diseases that could impact the producers? herds, and Extension specialists from NMSU will present ways to control pests and noxious weeds.?

In addition to noxious weeds and prairie dog control, presentations will be made on forestry improvements.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Farm Service Agency will present information on low interest rate loans for producers who need a loan for livestock.

For more information, contact Garcia at 505-852-4241.