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Forage & Crops Field Day at Heritage Dairy Farm

April 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am MDT


This field day will provide an opportunity for eastern New Mexico and west Texas agricultural stakeholders to discuss and learn about regional challenges related to row crop production, quality management and cover cropping, soil and water conservation and soil health monitoring for sustainable crop and dairy farming.


8:30 Registration (Coffee and Donuts provided)

9:00 Welcome and introductions. Abdel Mesbah, Superintendent, NMSU- ASC Clovis

9:10 Forage corn production systems modification (cutting height, row spacing, quality and cover cropping considerations) and soil/​water conservation. Sultan Begna, Ag. Research Scientist, NMSU- ASC Clovis

9:30 Nutrition and milk production. Robert Hagevoort, Extension Dairy Specialist, NMSU- ASC Clovis

9:50 Cover crops and stubble management for soil health. Rajan Ghimire, Cropping Systems Agronomist, NMSU- ASC Clovis

10:10 Producers perspective on the topics. Zachary Cordel/​Nick Pipkin (Dairy producers), Heritage Dairy Farm Clovis

10:30 Soil health score card demonstration. Kevin Branum, State Agronomist and

D’Llaynn Bruce (District Conservationist), NM-​NRCS

11:30 Adjourn

For more information: Sultan Begna/​Rajan Ghimire (575-​985-​2292)

Direction to the field: (Intersection of Hwy70 and CR5, drive east 0.75miles and the field is on the south side).


April 11, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am


Sultan Begna/​Rajan Ghimire


Heritage Dairy near Clovis, NM
650 C R F
Clovis, NM 88101 United States
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