Rex E. Kirksey Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari
Since 1912, New Mexico State University's Rex E. Kirksey Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari has existed to discover, develop, and deliver information about globally applicable innovative solutions for crop and livestock systems in irrigated and dryland agriculture with specific application locally and throughout New Mexico to meet NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Pillars for Economic and Community Development. To that end, research programs focus on semiarid cropping systems, irrigated forage crops and grazing management, genetic improvement of beef cattle through feed efficiency testing, and reuse of treated municipal wastewater for agricultural irrigation.
Check our Projects and Results pages for information about ongoing and some completed projects as well as extension publications authored or coauthored by center faculty.
An annual field day provides an opportunity for interested people to learn about ongoing research projects and other activities. The Tucumcari Bull Test performance-tested bull sale occurs annually in March. Check our Events and Announcements pages for more information about those and other events. Additionally, announcements and updates are posted to our Facebook page (@tucumcarisc). Please check that page out and like it an follow it.
The Center is located three miles northeast of Tucumcari on US Highway 54.
NMSU ForagesContained within this website, you will find information on both annual and perennial forages that are adapted and utilized in New Mexico as well as grazing systems common to the state.
NMSU Rex E. Kirksey Agricultural Science Center
6502 Quay Rd. AM 5
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Publications to assist New Mexico's ranchers, farmers, and homeowners cope with our current extreme drought conditions.