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Copeland Hired as Rio Arriba County Extension 4-H/Agriculture Agent

LAS CRUCES -- Sandra Copeland, of Santa Rosa, began work June 1 as the 4-H/agriculture agent in Rio Arriba County at Los Ojos for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.


Copeland will coordinate all 4-H programs in the county from livestock to leadership. She plans to increase the number of students showing animals in fairs.

Copeland previously worked as the temporary 4-H agent in Otero County helping with parliamentary procedure contests and meats and land judging.

She holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in animal science from NMSU. During college, she was a member of Block and Bridle and the Agriculture and Home Economics Council. She also served as a college ambassador and received the Dean's Award of Excellence.

Copeland is a member of the American Junior Hereford Association and served as an ambassador for the organization.