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Ashcroft Hired as NMSU Range Specialist

LAS CRUCES -- Nicholas Ashcroft began work Nov. 1 as a Cooperative Extension Service specialist with New Mexico State University's Range Improvement Task Force.


Ashcroft, a Bloomfield native, will help conduct impact studies on how federal agricultural policies affect New Mexico farmers and ranchers. He also will generate data on economic relationships among businesses in communities across the state.

Ashcroft has been working with the Range Improvement Task Force as a temporary employee since July when he received his master's degree in agricultural economics from NMSU. His master's thesis focused on the fiscal and economic impact of transferring federal land from the Bureau of Land Management to individual states.

He earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from NMSU in 1994. He is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon economists' honorary society and was active in the National Agri-Marketing Association during college.