Local Brief Dec. 16

PNT staff ENMU professor to head Ag Expo Terry Ervin, Eastern New Mexico University professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture, has been selected to serve a second term as chairman of the New Mexico Ag Expo. Ervin’s plans for next year’s Ag Expo include increasing the number of […]

Expo finishes under sunny sky

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico From peanuts to plows and bovines to barbecue, the 16th annual Ag Expo came to a close at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on a sunny and fair Wednesday afternoon. With Portales� high temperature in the mid-to-high 60s, one might expect an increase in attendance, but Sharon King Roosevelt County […]

Ag Expo dedicated to former chair

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Chester Harth dedicated himself to agriculture and the New Mexico Ag Expo, say his friends. For that reason, this year’s event that starts Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds is dedicated to his memory. Harth died last year, a few months after chairing the Ag Expo for the second […]

Going green

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With rising energy costs, Americans are taking a harder look lately at alternative energy and ways to save on their energy bill. Agriculture producers are included in that mix. Agriculture experts say that not only are producers looking for ways to save on costs, they’re also on the lookout […]

Job seekers, employers make connections at Career Expo

By Jean Verlich: Freedon Newspapers Despite a lower than expected turnout, employers, job seekers and organizers called this weekend’s Career Expo at the Clovis Civic Center a success. Lowe’s Home Improvement was one of more than 60 employers that participated in the two-day event, organized by the New Mexico Department of Labor. “The turnout’s been […]

Ag Expo considered success

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Despite the high winds and blowing dirt, exhibitors and officials are calling the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo a success. “I think it was very successful. I’m pleased with it,” said Sharon King, events manager. New to the Expo this year were the dairy seminars offered in English […]

McAlister honored at Ag Expo

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Floyd McAlister was honored Wednesday for his longtime support of the agriculture industry and the community during a celebration at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo. McAlister served more than 22 years as the Roosevelt County extension agent, during which time he started the Ag Expo. “Floyd has […]

Tractor promotes breast cancer awareness

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie Mac and Shelia Smith of Roswell. The pink — yes, pink — tractor stood out in the midst of the green, red and orange tractors […]

Drought seminar planned for Ag Expo

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Visitors attending the first day of the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo in Portales today can receive useful information on a common problem facing farmers and ranchers of the Southwest — drought. New Mexico State University extension range management specialist Chris Allison will lead the seminar “Planning For […]

Ag-citment expected

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Fairgrounds has been abuzz with activity as event organizers and volunteers prepare to welcome vendors and spectators to the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo that begins Tuesday. The New Mexico Ag Expo encompasses a variety of products and services that cater to the agriculture industry. Over […]

Something for everyone at ag expo

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By Tony Parra People gained new ideas from everything from horsemanship to quilt designs during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Tuesday. Some people even left the Roosevelt County fairgrounds with prizes. For the Worthams of Portales, the ag expo offered new hints and tricks from Orin Barnes when […]

Agriculture comes to town today

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By Tony Parra Vendors, merchants and organizers were busy on Monday afternoon putting everything in place for the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo sponsored by Plateau Wireless and Hamilton Automotive group. The farming and dairy community of Portales is home to the agricultural showcase every year and this year there will be more than […]

N.M. Ag Expo preparing for 14th year

By Tony Parra The New Mexico Ag Expo held each year can be best described as the face of the community. The 2006 New Mexico Agricultural Expo will feature everything from old tractor driving games, quilt and fashion shows to important, up-to-date industry developments for dairymen, ranchers and farmers. There are also several demonstrations and […]

Ag Expo trailer given away

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Ag Expo organizers announced the winner of a 16-foot long red stock trailer with business logos during Thursday’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Melanie Neal, an Eastern New Mexico University senior, was announced as the winner of the Parker Performance Co-Hann 2005 stock trailer, worth an estimated value of […]

Vendors enjoy turnout for Ag Expo

By Tony Parra The 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo organizers and more than 450 vendors said they enjoyed the turnout on Tuesday and Wednesday, which made the opportunity to create and maintain relationships with others involved in the agriculture industry. “We would have liked to have more numbers, but it was still a good […]

Banquet kicks off Ag Expo

By Tony Parra Trent Loos’ message on Monday night at the banquet launching the 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo was clear: Stand up for the life of a farmer and rancher. Loos refers to himself as an agriculture activist and said he spoke at 30 states last year. He urged audience members to teach […]

NMSU officials to give lessons at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and those in the dairy industry up to date on the animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th Annual Agriculture Expo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ron Parker, New Mexico […]

Ag Expo set for next week

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By Tony Parra The 13th Annual Agriculture Expo, highlighting eastern New Mexico and west Texas’s agricultural industry, is set to have more than 450 exhibitors of farm, ranch and dairy products and services. Pat Willis of the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and an Ag Expo organizer said once again there will be many vendors from […]

Region could land new call center

Eric Butler Eastern New Mexico may be close to landing a new call center that would employ 600 people. Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Director Chase Gentry said Wednesday the building that once housed the ClientLogic call center in Clovis is close to finding a new client. The center, vacant since MCI withdrew from the site […]

Air Expo set for Saturday in Portales

By Tony Parra This year the Portales Air Expo will no longer be known as an Expo, but rather the Portales Fly-in and it will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Portales Municipal Airport. Ray Pallares, an operation specialist for the Portales Municipal Airport, said the airport doesn’t have permission to do […]