Roosevelt County Extension Office

The mission of the Roosevelt Cooperative Extension Service is to provide the people of Roosevelt 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.

Roosevelt County Agriculture
Roosevelt County agriculture consumes considerably more feed grains than it produces because of the ethanol plant, the dairies, and the beef cattle here. Our producers maximize their production by utilizing sustainable agricultural practices such as conservation tillage, nutrient management and the latest hybrids along with best management practices to make the most of available moisture whether from rain and snow or irrigation. Roosevelt County has historically been the national leader in Valencia peanut production and continues that status currently producing approximately 60% of the Valencia peanuts produced in the nation. Conservation practices have allowed our producers to meet erosion control requirements and maximize their profitability.

Soil & Water Conservation
Range land accounts for approximately three quarters of county land. The grass produced on this land is used by cow-calf operators, stocker operators, and heifer producers. These producers use best management practices to maximize carrying capacity and control range weed problems which tend to change with weather cycles. There are approximately 100,000 irrigated acres and 150,000 dry cropland acres in the county in addition to 150,000 acres of CRP lands. County producers use the best management practices available to them to conserve and improve, when possible, the quality of this precious resource. Our producers were practicing "Sustainable Agriculture" long before this term came into popularity.

Contact Roosevelt County Extension Office

Patrick Kircher
County Agriculture Agent
705 East Lime Street
PO Box 455
Portales, New Mexico  88130
Phone: 505-356-4417
Fax: 505-359-1322


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Roosevelt County, New Mexico

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