De Baca County Extension Officeupdated: December 2013

The mission of the De Baca Cooperative Extension Service is to provide the people of De Baca County with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.

The base programs of the Cooperative Extension Service are agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family issues, youth development, and community economic development.

Our county's agriculture must remain competitive within local, national and even international markets. This requires a continuous flow of appropriate technology addressing local needs within New Mexico. Our Extension program works to maintain and strengthen programs that address these needs. Water is one of the most important limiting resources for our county's agriculture. All aspects of water use affect agricultural efficiency and profitability. Water management will become more critical as water demands for urbanization and industrialization increase.

Alfalfa is the leading cash crop in De Baca County. Profitability from this important crop can be increased through the adoption of good production and management practices which enhance improvement of yield and quality. Weed and grass control continue to be a challenge to our producers.

Brush & Weed Control
De Baca County is primarily a ranching community. Much of the pasture land is seriously inundated with brush and weed problems. Mesquite is a major problem on many pastures. Some areas are infected to the place of significant reduction in stocking rate and grass production

Livestock Production
Our county's agriculture must remain competitive within local, national and even international markets. This requires a continuous flow of appropriate technology addressing local needs within New Mexico. Our Extension program works to maintain and strengthen programs that address these needs. Water is one of the most important limiting resources for our county's agriculture. All aspects of water use affect agricultural efficiency and profitability. Water management will become more critical as water demands for urbanization and industrialization increase.

Alfalfa is the leading cash crop in De Baca County. Profitability from this important crop can be increased through the adoption of good production and management practices which enhance improvement of yield and quality. Weed and grass control continue to be a challenge to our producers.

Brush & Weed Control
De Baca County is primarily a ranching community. Much of the pasture land is seriously inundated with brush and weed problems. Mesquite is a major problem on many pastures. Some areas are infected to the place of significant reduction in stocking rate and grass production

Livestock Production
Livestock accounts for approximately 90% of the cash receipts of all farm commodities in the county. Cow calf and stocker operators comprise most of the land use in De Baca county. Sheep operations are next in numbers followed by horses. There are also a very small number of sows. Few producers use all the technology available to them. In addition some of them are using products in a way that reduces its efficacy. The quality of the product they are yielding is important as well. Many of the cow calf operations are now weaning their calves and need information on how to manage that production practice.


Contact De Baca County Extension Office

Aspen Achen
County Program Director
514 Avenue C
PO Drawer E, Courthouse Complex
Fort Sumner, New Mexico  88119
Phone: 575-355-2381
Fax: 575-355-2980


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • De Baca County, New Mexico


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