San Juan County

Cooperative Extension Service

What is Cooperative Extension?

The Cooperative Extension System bridges the gap between our state’s Land Grant University, New Mexico State University, and its people by translating research into education and action. With a presence in every county across New Mexico, Extension brings cutting-edge discoveries from research laboratories to individuals, communities, and businesses who can put knowledge into practice to improve their lives. Cooperative Extension responds to the needs of the community in which they participate, quickly adapting and developing programs to benefit the lives of San Juan County residents. Extension programs are supported through funding efforts from the USDA, the State of New Mexico, and the San Juan County Government.

Cooperative Extension empowers rural and urban communities of all sizes to meet the challenges they face, adapt to changing technology, improve nutrition and food safety, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and protect our environment. The San Juan County Extension Office houses four County Agent positions to assist community members. Bonnie Hopkins Byers, County Program Director and Agriculture Agent assists farmers, ranchers and community members through distributing information on all requests aspects of agriculture—from livestock to gardening. In addition, Bonnie assists with local food system development programs and strives to educate our community on best practices in regards to Agricultural Business. Rick Griffiths is our Family and Consumer Science Agent, and assists community members on aspects that occur in and around the home—from personal finance to emergency management. The office also has two 4-H Youth Development Agents, one of which is temporarily vacant awaiting an upcoming hiring process. Augusta Ahlm dedicated to assisting the youth of San Juan County, helping them put knowledge and leadership to work in our community through nearly 300 youth projects.



Contact Us

San Juan County Extension Office
213-A S. Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Phone: 505-334-9496

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