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Forage and Livestock Demonstrations Planned at Alcalde Field Day

LAS CRUCES -- Livestock producers in northern New Mexico can learn more about calf management and grazing practices at a field day at New Mexico State University's Sustainable Agricultural Science Center at Alcalde on Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

"Each year, we host a field day where we showcase current research at the center," said Steve Guldan, science center superintendent. The program is sponsored by NMSU's Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, the El Sueno del Corazon Ranch and the Rural Agricultural Improvement and Public Affairs Project.

Participants will learn about noxious weeds, intensive grazing, elk control methods and alfalfa varieties suited for the region. Test plots of different forages also will be displayed.

Registration for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m., and programs will start at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

The field day is open to the public. For more information, contact the center at (505) 852-2668.