Field day offers farmers insight on crops

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mark Marsalis, NMSU agronomist, explains the difference between corn and sorghum Thursday during the NMSU’s annual Field Day at the Agricultural Science Center in Clovis.

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

New Mexico State University Science Center held its annual field day on Thursday — a sort of show and tell for the center.

The more than 100 farmers and residents from Curry and Roosevelt Counties that attended were taken on a tour of the center’s field projects.

“I don’t farm much but the projects and programs they develop here at the science center are important to area farmers,” said Curry County resident Tommy Dolittle.

First up on the tour was canola, sorghum and corn crops production for biodiesel.