Harding County Extension Office
The mission of the Harding Cooperative Extension Service is to provide the people of Harding County with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.
The base programs of the Cooperative Extension Service are agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family issues, youth development, and community economic development.
Our county's agriculture must remain competitive within local, national and even international markets. This requires a continuous flow of appropriate technology addressing local needs within New Mexico. Our Extension program works to maintain and strengthen programs that address these needs. Water is one of the most important limiting resources for our county's agriculture. All aspects of water use affect agricultural efficiency and profitability. Water management will become more critical as water demands for urbanization and industrialization increase.
Most of the land in Harding County is used for cattle ranching and many of the citizens are at least in part dependent on this for their living. There are many needs that producers and their families have and some of their educational needs can be met through the efforts of the Extension Service.