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NMSU to hold judging clinic for FFA and 4-H members

New Mexico State University will hold a judging clinic for FFA and 4-H judging teams Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the clinic, students will learn about horse, livestock, wool and meat judging from university faculty and staff. The horse judging portion will be held at the Dona Ana County Fairgrounds, while the rest of the activities will take place in Gerald Thomas, Knox and Neil halls on campus.

John Wenzel, the NMSU Extension veterinarian, also will give a presentation on livestock biosecurity practices.

The clinic will not only be a learning experience for the students, but for county Extension agents and agricultural teachers as well.

"Many county agents and agricultural teachers have requested more training for themselves in these areas. This clinic will help them prepare for judging competitions as much as it will prepare the students," said John Campbell, NMSU judging team coordinator.

About 160 students ages 9-19 from New Mexico and Arizona are expected to attend. The FFA and 4-H members also will have the opportunity to see the NMSU campus and meet with faculty and staff during the event.

The event is sponsored, in part, by the Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center.

For more information contact Campbell at (575) 646-6180.