Agriculture & Horticulture

Upcoming Agricultural Events

Additional information can be found on our Facebook page: NMSU Ag Extension, San Juan County NM

July 30, 2019 10am-noon Local Food TaskForce Meeting, San Juan College Quality Center for Business

August 3, 2019 8am-12pm Free Well Water Testing at the Farmington Growers Market for more information visit the New Mexico Environment Dept website

August 5-10, 2019 National Farmers market week

August 8-9, 2019 NWNM Local Food Summit, Farmington Civic Center: Conference registration and information can be found here: NWNM Local Food Summit

Free Well Water Testing
Free Well Water Testing Event August 3, 2019

Current SJ County Agriculture/Horticulture Programs

Agricultural Food and Safety Certification Class at San Juan College

Agricultural Food and Safety Certification training at San Juan College

The class is a collaborative effort between San Juan College, The Harvest Food Hub project and NMSU Cooperative Extension. The course will be a four class series running from October 22-November 12 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

The course will discuss concepts around creating and growing your farm business in the Four Corners Region. Topics include creating a farm business plan, financial management, direct sales vs. wholesale marketing, food safety regulations, and writing a farm food safety plan. This course is designed to support farms in research broader markers for the sale of local produce, and will prepare farmers to meet the requirements for selling to restaurants, schools, institutions and the Harvest Food Hub at San Juan College. Registration fee $75 Class Application

San Juan County Master Gardeners

The San Juan County Master Gardener program provides intensive horticultural training to individuals who then volunteer as Master Gardeners in their communities by giving lectures, creating gardens, conducting research, and many other projects. San Juan County Master Gardeners must complete a 12 week training course and 40 hours of volunteer activity in their first year. After their initial year, volunteers are asked to complete 25 hours of volunteer work and 8 hours of continuing education.

The next San Juan County Master Gardener training course will begin on August 24, 2018 and run through November 16, 2018. The 12 week long course will be a comprehensive training opportunity for avid gardening volunteers in San Juan County, NM. If you are interested in the program and would like to shadow a veteran Master Gardener or attend a meeting, please contact Bonnie Hopkins at 334-9496 or

Farmington Growers Market June 8 - October, 2019

The Farmington Growers Market is located at 3041 E. Main street, Farmington NM at the Farmington Museum.

Saturday Markets 8am-noon June 8-October, 2019 Tuesday Markets 4-6pm July 9,-October, 2019

Visit Farmington Growers Market Website

Visit Farmington Growers Market Facebook page

The Aztec Farmers Market is located at Westside Plaza, 215 S. Main in Aztec, NM Wednesdays through July 10- October 2019 4:30-7pm

Visit Aztec Farmers market Facebook Page

Invasive Weeds

The spread of invasive non-native plant species is one of the greatest threats to the long-term environmental stability and health in the Four Corners region. More than 4500 invasive weed species sightings are documented, encompassing more than 10,000 acres of infestation. Russain Knapweed is the most prevalent species followed by Musk Thistle, Canada Thistle and Hoary Cress respectfully. For control measures, picture ID, fact sheets and maps see our website listed below.

For additional information regarding weeds in NM visit: NMSU Brush and Weed Information

Bonnie Hopkins
Agriculture Agent
San Juan County Extension

Phone: 505-334-9496

Ag Notes Newsletter

  • Ag Notes Newsletter, June 2019
    The Ag Notes Newsletter is a quarterly joint newsletter between the San Juan County Cooperative Extension Service, the NMSU Farmington Ag Science Center and the San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District. Sign up below to receive a copy of the next newsletter.

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Popular Publications for San Juan County

Local Food for Local Places, Farmington NM