New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service is the community education arm of New Mexico State University.
As the state's Land Grant University, NMSU is charged with providing research-based educational programs to all New Mexicans. The subjects
of Cooperative Extension Service educational programs are the fabric of life - social development of young people, human nutrition,
environmental stewardship, economic development and community development. The most well known Cooperative Extension Service programs are
4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, community economic development, and family and consumer sciences. All are means
toward the end of developing a better quality of life for families in New Mexico's communities. NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service
provides New Mexico's citizenry and communities with effective leadership and collaboration to foster economic, educational, and community
development. Decisions on what educational programs are conducted in communities across the state are largely determined by local advisory
committees and stakeholder groups. Cooperative Extension Service programs are grounded in research-based information and delivered by county
and state-level faculty with specialty expertise. Often these Extension faculty represent the only state-wide source that links NMSU's
research and knowledge bases to community needs.