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The 19th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo will feature Jerry Hawkes, Ph.D., NMSU ag economist, discussing the basics of Ag Marketing on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Cacahuate Room of the Jake Lopez Bldg. Hawkes will look at the opportunities available to farmers and ranchers that want to utilize options, futures, and hedging in their enterprises in order to take greater advantage of commodity prices. "When the cash market is the only option utilized some producers may be losing profit potential for their operation," says Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County ag agent. Hawkes will provide a basic overview of utilizing different marketing strategies and discuss marketing options for livestock and grain producers.

The 19th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo is sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America and Plateau Wireless. For more information or to attend, contact the Roosevelt County Extension office at 575-356-4417 or the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce at 575-356-8541. For a full schedule of Ag Expo events go to the Roosevelt County Chamber website at www.portales.com.

Event: 19th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo

Details: Annual agricultural and dairy expo featuring seminars, workshops, speakers, special presentations and vendors.

Seminar: Basics of Ag Marketing with NMSU Ag Economist Jerry Hawkes.

Date: Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.

Fair: Feb. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Location: Roosevelt County Fair Grounds, 705 East Lime St.

Information: Extension office 575-356-4417, Roosevelt Chamber 575-356-8541 or visit www.portales.com.

The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce's mission is to build community and pride in Roosevelt County by serving as an information resource and by coordinating community enriched events and activities that contribute to the prosperity of the area. Roosevelt County, founded in 1900 with the City of Portales following in 1909, is known as one of the primary producers of Valencia peanuts in the world and is considered the "warm heart of the sunbelt." For additional information about Portales, visit www.portales.com or www.portalesnm.org.

The Cooperative Extension Service is the community education arm of New Mexico State University and serves all 33 county governments as well as many tribal areas in New Mexico. Backed by state, federal and local funding and statewide faculty specialists, the Cooperative Extension Service is a collaborative effort between NMSU and county governments which addresses community needs through education. The most well known CES programs are 4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, community economic development, and family and consumer sciences programs. All CES education programs are means toward the end of developing a better quality of life for families in New Mexico's communities. For additional information, visit http://extension.nmsu.edu.



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