Grant County Extension Connection

Grant County Extension Connection

The Grant County Cooperative Extension Service is here to help connect you with research based information about economic development, energy and water, farm and ranch, yard and garden, natural resources, health and well-being, and our very popular 4-H youth development program. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is an engine for economic and community development in New Mexico, improving the lives of New Mexicans through academic, research, and Extension programs. New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.

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November 24, 2021 28 min

There are so many myths and lies out there about turkeys, how they are raised, hormones, steroids etc. I get to the truth on how they are raised, what they are fed as well as other helpful information this thanksgiving season. 

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This episode focuses on answering what the 4-H program is. What do youth learn, what do they do, what is the impact on their lives from being in the program?  This episode features Interim 4-H Department Head, Dr. Laura Bittner, State 4-H Agent of Volunteer and Leadership Development, Cheryl Butterfield  Southwest District Department Head, Tom Dean, and Catron County Extension Agent, Tracy Drummond. 

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January 26, 2021 37 min

This episode focuses on answering what the 4-H program is. What do youth learn, what do they do, what is the impact on their lives from being in the program?  This episode features local 4-H members, Sarah Gardner and Ally Massengill as well as viewpoints from Sierra County 4-H Agent Sara Marta and Associate Dean and Director for the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Jon Boren.

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August 24, 2020 59 min

Everything you need to know about showmanship before your show. Includes general showmanship tips and tricks, how to dress to impress, and species specific showmanship tips for pigs, lambs, goats and cattle.

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August 13, 2020 38 min

New episode all about show goat care! Everything you need to know before you show! This episode is also available on our YouTube Channel NMSU Grant County Cooperative Extension Service. Informational, instructional, how-to about show goat care. Topics covered: feeding, training, daily care, disease/illness, biosecurity, record keeping and much more!

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July 16, 2020 38 min

New episode all about show lamb care! Everything you need to know before you show! This episode is also available on our YouTube Channel NMSU Grant County Cooperative Extension Service. Informational, instructional, how-to about show lamb care. Topics covered: feeding, training, daily care, disease/illness, biosecurity, record keeping and much more!

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June 30, 2020 66 min

How to take care, feed, and do with your show pig. What and how much to feed your pig, along with training, daily care, biosecurity and record keeping.

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While most people are at home, many of them have gone to the outdoors to get some yard work done. People are gardening, watering and using chemical controls against pesky weeds. Dr. Leslie Beck, NMSU Extension Weed Specialist gives some really good advice on staying safe while applying those chemicals as well as other alternatives.

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May 12, 2020 13 min

The Asian Giant Hornet also known as the "Murder Hornet" is all the rage on social media. NMSU Extension Entomologist and NMDA State Entomologist, Dr. Carol Sutherland helps sort through the hysteria to give you research based information on these hornets.

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This year is completely different from all other years. If you have youth that usually get show animals around this time of year, I know you are feeling the stress and anxiety that we all are. Are we going to have a county fair? Should I buy show animals? These are all questions we have asked ourselves. I sit down with 2020 Grant County Fair Board President Ty Bays and we get right down to answering those questions. You don't w...

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I was able to get some of the big names behind chile production to sit down and talk to me while we were at the 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference. Chile is such a unique crop that is mostly grown here in the southwest United States and most of that production comes from the driest part of New Mexico. Our state in known for that delicious chile, but did you know that you eat chile in several other food items? We discuss paprika peppe...

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Dr. Miller has a big passion project that she would like to share about. She introduces the new public speaking contest and the agriculture science fair to be held at the 2020 New Mexico State Fair. Youth from around the state are invited to compete!

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She grows weeds on purpose! Dr. Leslie Beck visits with me about all things weeds! We discuss her job as the NMSU Extension Weed Specialist, the work she does for the NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic, noxious vs. invasive weeds as well as discuss some of the "do it yourself" recipes to control weeds floating around on social media. She also clarifies some misconceptions about Glyphosate. This is not only an educational but a fu...

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Sarah is a home grown Grant County 4-H and Cliff FFA member. She has done some outstanding things in her young life. She has been very successful this year in FFA. We talk about the future of agriculture, being in 4-H, FFA and Sarah gives us her speech as well as the FFA creed. 


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This episode will focus on hearing from the newly elected 2020 officers of the Grant County Copper CowBelles. We will be discussing what the Copper CowBelles do, current threats to the cattle industry and the goals of the officers in their duties for the upcoming year. We also discuss the economic impact of the cattle industry in New Mexico and our local economy.
 
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Mindy Turner is the NMSU Extension/4-H Youth Specialist. She visits with me about the New Mexico 4-H program and the different 4-H events that are offered to 4-H youth in the state (Home Economics School, Senior Leadership Retreat, State 4-H Conference). Did you know there are different delivery methods for the 4-H program? She explains in-school, special interest and the traditional club 4-H delivery mode. Mindy explains all the d...

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What does the extension office do? This episode focuses on a brief history of the extension service, as well as a highlight on all the different program areas that the Grant County Extension office offers. We also discuss what you can expect from the Extension Connection Podcast!

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Dr. Steve Beck visits with me during the 2019 4-H Agent In-Service about his background in 4-H as well as what he does in the 4-H program. We visit about his role in the NM 4-H Youth Development program and what the benefits of the 4-H program are to the youth and their families in New Mexico. We talk about 4-H Agent In-Service as well as Dr. Beck's goals and vision for the NM 4-H Program.

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Dr. Eduardo Servin the NMSU Master Gardener Program Manager talks about what the Master Gardener Program is. He lets us know what the requirements for becoming a master gardener are, what they do and what his goals and vision are for the program. We talk about how important the Master Gardener Program is and the impact that they have on the extension program and their local communities.

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