Business Briefs 7/25

NMSU Clovis center field day set for Aug. 9

The annual field day for New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Aug. 9 will highlight crop research and dairy production relating to eastern New Mexico, according to a news release from the school.

“This year’s program covers the whole spectrum of agricultural production on the eastern side of the state — from row crops commonly grown in the region (wheat, sorghum, corn and peanuts) to the hundreds of thousands of dairy cows that are milked each year,” said Mark Marsalis, Extension agronomist at the center and field day coordinator, in the release.

The free program starts at 9 a.m. with registration at the science center, 13 miles north of Clovis on State Road 288.

This year the field day includes morning and afternoon programs, with participants taking a rolling tour of crops research in the morning. The afternoon dairy program will focus on New Mexico dairy production and opportunities.

The 164-acre center lies in the heart of the largest crop production area in New Mexico and is centrally located in the state’s busiest dairy production region, according to the news release.

“We are excited about having the opportunity to showcase our research and Extension activities, especially now that new staff members have come aboard to collaborate on research projects and improve our outreach efforts,” said Marsalis.

For more information, contact Marsalis at 985-2292 or e-mail

CCC small business head named to Presbyterian board

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer of Clovis has been appointed to the Presbyterian Healthcare Services board, according to a Presbyterian Healthcare Services news release.

Taylor-Sawyer is director of Clovis Community College – Small Business Development Center, and an instructor at CCC and Wayland Baptist University.

She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern New Mexico University, and a doctorate from New Mexico State University. 

She also is an accountant for marriage and family mediation. 

Presbyterian Healthcare Services was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit health care system. It operates eight hospitals and employs more than 8,500 people throughout New Mexico.