Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Western Regional Professional Improvement Conference

Save the Date!
Plan to attend the
2017 National Association of County Agricultural Agents
Western Regional Professional Improvement Conference

October 24-25, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hosted by the New Mexico County Agriculture Agents Association

Open call to anyone wanting to present a poster or presentation:
Due by August 18th.
Submit to Tom Dominguez at tdomingu@ad.nmsu.edu
Please follow NACAA guidelines for specifications on posters and presentations.

Website and registration links should be up soon!
Check back for additional information as it develops!

Patrick Kircher
Roosevelt County Ag Agent
& County Program Director
New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service
P.O. Box 455
Portales, NM 88130

Monday, April 3, 2017

Latest edition of The County Agent Magazine Now Online - Online Registration Now Available

The latest edition of The County Agent was recently mailed.  For those of you who receive a hard copy edition - look for it in the mail in the next several days.  For those of you who do not recieve a hard copy - an electronic issue is available at:  

Online registration is now available on the main NACAA homepage www.nacaa.com

The direct link is:  

For those of you who have attend the AM/PIC before...you know there are many event options available to sign up for.  If you find something that isn't working on the registration site - please email me at exec-dir@nacaa.com and I'll do my best to fix the online form as soon as possible. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

County Agent Magazine Now Available Online

The latest edition of the County Agent magazine is now available at http://www.nacaa.com/countyagent/County%20Agent%202016-04.pdf

For those of you who requested a printed version - they have now officially been mailed and copies will be forthcoming within the next several days from the U.S. Postal Service.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Resources Available on Microbe-containing biostimulants and bioferterlizers (MCBSFs)

In case it interests you and/or people you work with, a team I contribute to is introducing resources on microbe-containing biostimulants and biofertilizers (MCBSFs) and how to use them more successfully, especially in sustainable-organic vegetable production.

As you know, MCBSFs are numerous, available from many companies, and often complex in their composition. Also, many contain a minimal label to guide their use. Worse, independent and reliable information describing product efficacy is rare. Despite this, MCBSF use is very common, particularly among sustainable-organic growers.

We look to help people select, use, and evaluate the performance of and return on investment from MCBSFs more effectively. Our basic approach involves linking people with questions about these products with people who have answers or paths to answers. Like us, you and people you know may fall into the “have questions” and “have answers” categories on a more or less rotating basis. So, there will be ample opportunities for give and take as the work moves forward!

The effort has a website ‘hub’ (http://u.osu.edu/vegprolab/research-areas/vegebiostimsferts/). Currently, the website contains information on three upcoming conference calls, a MCBSF listserv, a MCBSF product database, and links to ongoing and upcoming MCBSF research. Stakeholders can also contact the project team directly by email (vegebiostimsferts@gmail.com) or using personal contact information available at the webpage.

We hope these and other anticipated resources are useful to you.

Best regards,

Matthew D. Kleinhenz, PhD
Professor, Extension Specialist
Vegetable Production Systems
Horticulture and Crop ScienceThe Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
122 Gourley Hall, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691-4096
330.263.3810 Office / 330.263.3887 FAX
http://u.osu.edu/vegprolab/ and