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Warren Retires from San Juan County Extension

LAS CRUCES -- Margaret (Peggy) Warren, San Juan County program director and Extension home economist, retired Oct. 31 after 30 years of service with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Warren came to NMSU in 1966 as the San Juan County 4-H home economist. She remained in that county for her entire career, becoming county program director in 1986.

A Las Cruces native, Warren received her bachelor's degree in home economics from NMSU in 1966. She served as a member of the New Mexico and National Association of 4-H Agents, and the New Mexico and National Association of Extension Home Economists.

In 1977, Warren received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension Home Economists for her recruitment and training program for junior and adult 4-H leaders. In 1984, she was chosen as one of two NMSU Extension faculty members to travel to Michoacan, Mexico, to assess that state's needs for 4-H and agricultural programs.

During her career, Warren conducted various summer youth camps, developed a youth interstate exchange program, and worked to help San Juan County 4-H'ers obtain their own building.