Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NMSU to host livestock water symposium in Albuquerque

NMSU to host livestock water symposium in Albuquerque DATE: 08/30/2016 WRITER: Kristie Garcia, 575-646-4211, kmgarcia@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Nick Ashcroft, 575-646-5394, nashcrof@nmsu.edu If you want to learn about issues related to stock water, you won’t want to miss this event. The New Mexico State University Range Improvement Task Force is hosting a livestock water symposium Sept. 10 in Albuquerque. The symposium is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul Blvd. RITF is holding the event in response to concerns about drought and limited understanding related to livestock water rights and water policy. Topics will include: - New Mexico water law and ranching - Pre-basin versus state-engineer permitted water rights - How and why you need to file on your water rights - Livestock water allocations - The special nature of livestock water and challenges in transferring water rights - How special designations impact water - Livestock water records NMSU Range Extension Specialist Nick Ashcroft will provide the introductory remarks. New Mexico State Engineer Tom Blain is the guest speaker. Register online at http://aces.nmsu.edu/register/water-conference/. Pre-registration is $25. Registration at the door is $30. The fee includes lunch and attendance to all symposium sessions. For more information, contact Ashcroft at 575-646-5394 or nashcrof@nmsu.edu.

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