Chaves County Agriculture

Agriculture in Chaves County

The Chaves County agriculture community varies widely and has many different situations and challenges. The county sprawls from a highly populated urban area to small towns and from irrigated farmland to dairy farms to rangeland. Chaves County still leads the state in hay production and number of dairy cows, with many other crops and livestock produced. Water continues to play a very important role to our agriculture.

According to 2012 Census numbers, total crop production for the county exceeded $51 million. Chaves County led the state with 75,950 milk cows, resulting in over $338 million in cash receipts from milk for the year. Livestock production resulted in over $558 million in cash receipts. Chaves County ranked #1 in corn silage production with 391,000 tons and produced 391,000 tons of top quality alfalfa. In 2013, the local pecan industry produced 5.1 million pounds of pecans.

Chaves County Pesticide Applicator CEU Workshop

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Chaves County Farm & Livestock Bureau Building

Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds

2500 Southeast Main Street, Roswell, NM

Five (5) continuing education units (CEU's) will be available to pesticide license holders who attend the entire program.


8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 9:30 "Insect Update for 2015"

Dr. Carol Sutherland, Extension Entomologist, New Mexico State University

9:35 - 10:35 "Those Other Insects - Household, Health, and Structural"

Dr. Carol Sutherland, Extension Entomologist, NMSU

10:35 - 10:50 Break

10:50 - 11:50 "Burrowing Rodent Control"

Robert Cummings, Wildlife Specialist, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

11:50 - 1:00 Lunch On Your Own

1:00 - 2:00 "Biocontrol: Using Natural Enemies to Control Pests"

Josh Brown, Program Specialist, Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science - NMSU

2:05 - 3:05 "Plant Biology and ID"

Dr. Leslie Beck, Extension Weed Specialist - NMSU

The program is free of charge and open to the public.

Chaves County Agricultural Statistics

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