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Family field day at NMSU Ag Center in Artesia

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Tonight from 4-8 p.m., the New Mexico State University Agriculture Science Center at Artesia will be hosting their biennial Field Day at 67 E. Four Dinkus Road.

Field Days offer a chance for the public to learn more about the research being conducted in their own backyard and advocate for experiments that would benefit the region. The researchers of the ASC plan the Field Day to spark interest in attendees of all ages by including kid friendly events as part of the program. Young participants will be able to sweep a field for insects using nets, extract DNA from strawberries, construct a mason bee house and more as they engage with the concepts of crops, pests, and other agricultural topics.

Adult attendants will enjoy informative talks given by speakers including a representative of the Chaves County Cooperative Extension, Drew Garnett, Dr. Phillip Lujan of NMSU Las Cruces, and Dr. Bob Flynn, who will be sharing information regarding current research on cotton being completed in an Artesian field, which has been growing cotton for more than 40 years.

The evening will also include a dinner prepared and served by the Yucca Cowbelles and Wool Growers, sponsored by the Southeastern New Mexico Agricultural Research Association (SENMARA).

Those interested in attending the field day can simply arrive on the evening of the event, but those who RSVP at rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/artesia will be given an entry into a raffle that will be drawn during the event. If more information is needed contact the Agricultural Science Center at 575-748-1228.

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