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NMSU welcomes new home economist for Eddy County

New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service office in Eddy County has a new home economist agent who is eager to get people of all ages excited about what Extension has to offer.

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Veronica Boyle is the new home economist for Eddy County's Cooperative Extension Service. She is a NMSU graduate. (Submitted photo)

"I am very excited to be here in Eddy County and about working with the community," said Veronica Boyle. "I look forward to meeting everyone and encourage people to stop by the Extension office to meet me."

Boyle grew up in Las Cruces and attended NMSU. She graduated with a master's degree in Family and Consumer Science. She recently moved to Carlsbad with her fiancÚ.

"Growing up I always loved baking, cooking, sewing and other things that fall under the category of home economics," Boyle said. "My mom used to make me skirts with shirts that matched from material I liked; which sparked my interest in sewing."

In college, Boyle made friends with a girl she used to go to school with who was majoring in family and consumer science education.

"From the moment I heard about the program, I knew that was where I belonged," she added. "I started taking courses in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and was hooked. I knew this was the field for me. I specialized in family and child science because I genuinely care about people and their well-being."

Boyle said her goals for Eddy County programs include developing the 4-H home economics program by teaching clothing and cooking workshops and having youth participate in home economics contests. She said she would like to have the 4-H youth work with adults in the Carlsbad and Artesia homemakers clubs in hopes of increasing membership in those groups.

She said her focus for adults in the county will include diabetes awareness, nutrition and life skills.

Boyle can be reached at 575-887-6595 or ronica@ad.nmsu.edu. Her office is located at 1304 W. Stevens in Carlsbad.