Events & Announcements

Annual Tucumcari Bull Test Sale

The Annual Tucumcari Bull Test Sale is in March. Performance Tested Bulls are sold at auction and lunch is served. For sale information, contact Marcy Ward, Bull Test Director, Extension Livestock Specialist at (575) 644-3379 or at maward@nmsu.edu or visit the Tucumcari Bull Test website. The Winter Bull Test begins in November. Please check back for updates. Times and dates will be posted as soon as we receive them. Information about other feed efficiency tests are posted at the website as well.

Annual Field Day

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, we will not have an onsite Field Day in 2020. Instead, we will have a virtual tour posted to our Facebook page (@tucumcarisc), including an introduction and keynote and other presentations on research projects and topics of interest. It is anticipated that the program will be posted on the evening of August 6, 2020, which is when we would normally have held our Field Day, but it will remain available for viewing indefinitely. More information about the program will be posted to the Facebook page as it is finalized. Below is a description of our typical Field Day and we hope that we will have that in 2021. In the meantime, please stay safe!

The Annual Field Day at the Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari is in early August each year. Registration begins at 4:30 pm. A catered dinner is served at 5:30 pm. This dinner is sponsored by local businesses and catered by a Quay County 4-H Club as a fundraiser. The Dinner Program features a guest speaker. After dinner a hay ride is planned to see our ongoing research projects. Refreshments are served following the hay ride. Occasionally an afternoon program is held to address special topics in general. Hope to see you there.

Programs for Elementary School-Aged Children

A collaborative program with the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office is held each September to acquaint elementary school children with agriculture as the source of their food, clothing, and shelter.