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Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service

Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

Extending knowledge and changing lives

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created the Cooperative Extension Service, which is an educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation's land-grant universities. Its purpose is to support research, education, and extension programs at land-grant universities and other partnerships to address problems in food, agriculture, natural resources, youth development, and community economic development.

"Cooperative extension programs, which were authorized by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, represent the type of achievement in public policy that we should all celebrate and work to replicate here in Congress. The public-private partnerships, community engagement, and cooperation between our land-grant universities and the agriculture community is second to none. In this era of growing budget constraints, I strongly believe this is an area where we should continue robust, leveraged federal investment," said Ranking Member Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5).

About Sandoval County

Sandoval was named for the distinguished family who lived in the region in the 18th century.

Bandelier National Monument, Coronado State Monument, several Indian pueblos, and hunting and fishing in the Jemez Mountains attract many visitors to Sandoval County each year.

The county seat, Bernalillo, has been a thriving community since the late 17th century. Originally named Santa Ana, it was one of the territory's original colonies.

Sandoval County encompasses 3,716 square miles of diverse geography and people. It includes the incorporated municipalities of Bernalillo, Cuba, Corrales, Jemez Springs, Rio Rancho and San Ysidro, numerous unincorporated communities, the chartered community of Cochiti Lake, all or portions of nine Indian pueblos, three Navajo Chapters and part of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation.

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State Program Areas

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gray box Health & Family Well-Being
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gray box Yard & Garden

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Contact Information
711 S. Camino del Pueblo (Physical)
PO Box 400 (Mailing)
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: 505-867-2582 or 1-800-678-1802
Fax: 505-867-6918
Email: sandoval@nmsu.edu
URL: http://sandovalextension.nmsu.edu