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NMSU Hotline — July 6, 2017

NMSU Valencia County Extension program receives national recognition


LOS LUNAS ? In August when school teachers ask what did you do this summer, some will be surprised to hear their students say they watched a cow being milked and meat being cut into steaks, or they saw the honeycomb inside a beehive.

The youth, ages 9-14, learned about the agricultural industry in their county during Food Camp for Kids, hosted by New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences? Cooperative Extension Service in Valencia County.

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Campus Announcements

AG Assembly applications due July 19

Ag Assembly is an intimate event on Aug. 10 that gathers the Southwest's most influential and forward thinking minds in agriculture to talk about demands from the frontlines, translating ideas from vision to reality, and the future of AgTech investment. FoodTech and AgTech entrepreneurs of any stage are encouraged to apply to pitch at the event through an OPEN MIC forum. Applications close July 19.

Creating, developing and building connections between entrepreneurs, industry and growers is a critical component to cultivating innovation in agriculture. This event held at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will include speakers and attendees from industry, investors in agriculture and showcase agriculture entrepreneurship.

Register and learn more at arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/agassembly.

NMSU Dance presents Desert Dance Festival

NMSU?s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, which is based in the College of Education, will host the 41st annual Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance from July 20-26 and the International Dance Science and Pedagogy Conference from July 20-29. As part of this conference, the first Desert Dance Festival will include performances and roundtable discussions that will be open to the public.

Choreographers and performers from across the country will present their dances at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 26-28. The cost for a festival pass is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger for all three shows. Individual tickets are $15. The dance pieces selected for the festival performances each went through an adjudicated process. We hope you can join us at these performances. Tickets can be purchased at the door or can be purchased by calling 575-646-4079 for will call tickets.

Contact Debra Knapp at deknapp@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4079 for more information.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Blended Training course offered in August, October

New Mexico State University Extension Food Technology is pleased to offer Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course. The Blended course consists of two parts. Part 1 is offered online by IFTPI for $198 and Part 2 is instructor-led face-to-face training.

Both parts must be completed in order to obtain the certificate. The instructor-led face-to-face training will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Oct. 26 in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 303.

The cost of the one-day course is $450, which includes the instruction, exercises to develop food safety plan, $50 certification fee, light refreshments and midday meal.

Important note: once you begin the process, you have up to six months to complete the Part 1: online course. Upon completion, you have six months to complete a Part 2: instructor-led course. We recommend you have a Part 2: instructor-led course identified before enrolling in Part 1: online.

Before you enroll for Part 1: online course, please read the background information to help you understand how the course is structured and what options will work best for you.

Please see http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/haccp.html#anchor_4967 for details and registration.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Course to present Aug. 28-30. The FDA, FSMA-HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventative Control) Training and Certification is being offered in Spanish Aug. 28-30 at NMSU's Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 303.

This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, is the "standardized curriculum" recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course approved by FDA meets the requirement of a "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual." It will provide participants with the knowledge needed to create a food safety plan that complies with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control for Human Food rule.

For more information and registration visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/fspca-preventive-control.html.