Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Water Symposium Range Improvement Task Force and Water Research Instute

NM Range Water symposium to be held Saturday September 10, 2016 at the MCM Elegante Hotel Albuquerque, NM 9-4. If water is used by livestock every day, and drought historically plagued NM 66% of the time it stand to reason that stock water is paramount to producers. However unlike irrigation water and drinking water, our understanding of stock water 'right' policy is meager at best. The NMSU Range Improvement Task Force was asked at their annual advisory board meeting to address this knowledge gap. The agenda includes "New Mexico Water Law and Ranching-Christopher Vighil, NM Administrative Office of the Courts; Pre-baisn V. State Enigeer Permited Water Rights- Seth Fullerton; How andwhy You Need to File on Your Water Rights- Suzanne Smith; The Value of a Water Right-Colin McVaugh; Lunch speaker Tom Blain State Enginer; Livestock Water Alloication And more n Registration is $25 go to http://aces.nmsu.edu/register/water-conference/ to register. For more information contact Dr. Nick Ashcroft 575-646-5394 or nashcrof@nmsu.edu

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