Agriculture & Horticulture

Upcoming Agricultural Events

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


March 9, 2019 10am-12pm Free Gardening Class, Getting The Garden You Want, at Sycamore Park Community Center Click here to save your seat!

March 14, 2019 8:30-5pm Four Corners Annual Invasive Weed Symposium, Montezuma Co Fair Grounds, Cortez CO. Call Gus Westerman in the Dolores County Extension office to register (970) 677-2283. FREE with paid entry to the Four States Ag Expo! 7 CO CEU and 5 NMDA pesticide credits available. Visit the 4 States Ag Expo Website for more information

March 16, 2019 Growers Market Vendor Training, 9am-noon McGee Park Free Registration Found HERE

March 16, 2019 Building Your Farm Business Training $10 1pm-4pm McGee Park Farmington Register HERE

March 27 Apple and Grape Pruning Workshop, Farmington Ag Science Center Free registration Found HERE

Summer 2019

June 19-20 San Juan College "4th annual conference, Animas and San Juan Watershed Conference: Successes and Challenges from Headwaters to Lake Powell" [Registration and additional information can be found HERE](

Drought Resources

Helpful Drought Resources for San Juan County

Click here for the Full list of NMSU Drought Publications

Farmington Ag Science Center Drought Monitor

Drought Resources for Livestock Owners

Drought Management Assessment Tool for Livestock Owners

Defining Drought on NM Rangelands

San Juan County Drought

NMSU Ag Science Center at Farmington

Drought resistant landscapes:

NMSU "How to Water Your Lawn"

Simple Landscape Irrigation Audit

Landscape Water Conservation

Low Pressure Drip Irrigation Systems

Current SJ County Agriculture/Horticulture Programs

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.

The Vendor Training will be held on March 16, 2019

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, January 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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