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NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service to Debut Gardening Program

LAS CRUCES - "Southwest Yard & Garden" a weekly television program from New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service will debut April 8 on all New Mexico public television stations.

Each week, the program will address issues both in Las Cruces and Albuquerque. Master gardeners will ask gardening questions they field from the public. The program will feature demonstrations, questions and answers, and interesting people, including experts in gardening.

The program, produced in partnership with KRWG-TV in Las Cruces, KNME-TV in Albuquerque and NMSU's agricultural communications department, will feature Extension faculty Curtis Smith, an Albuquerque-based horticulture specialist, and John White, Doņa Ana County Extension agent, as hosts.

Mike Ferrales, agricultural communications video specialist, will produce the program.

"The programs will be part of Saturday daytime schedules of the two production partners and KENW-TV in Portales'" Ferrales said. "The programs will likely be rebroadcast during the following week's schedule."

The program will premiere on KRWG Saturday April 8 at 10:30 a.m. It will be repeated on the following Thursday at 1 p.m. It will premiere on KNME-TV in Albuquerque on Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m.