Ag Day


logo for New Mexico's Agricultural Community 2021 AG DAY + Homecoming 2021 with NM State Pistol Pete mascot

2021 AG Day
Saturday, Sept. 25
Sponsored by New Mexico Beef Council

AG Day is a huge tailgate event held prior to a New Mexico State University Aggies football game in the fall. The 2021 AG Day was Saturday, Sept. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m., followed by kickoff of the NMSU vs. Hawaii football game at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Sept. 25 was also NMSU Homecoming, so there was plenty of excitement on campus.

Located in the south Pan Am Center lot and the northeast Aggie Memorial Stadium lot, AG Day focuses on family fun and the importance of agricultural products, services and jobs in New Mexico. The event features food sampling, educational booths, live music, animals and much more. Booths feature family- and kid-friendly agricultural learning and awareness activities. The 2021 event featured live music by Dzaki Sukarno from American Idol and LC DJ. At the football game, there is designated seating for AG Day sponsors, partners and friends of agriculture.

2021 AG Day was sponsored by:

GRAND CHAMPION:
New Mexico Beef Council

BEST IN CLASS:
New Mexico Crop Production Association

FRIENDS OF AG:
Farm Credit of New Mexico
Kenny Gs Ag Consulting
New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association
New Mexico Chile Commission

EXHIBITOR BOOTH:
Dairy MAX
New Mexico Ag in the Classroom
New Mexico Bee Keepers Association/Mesilla Valley Top Bar Beekeepers/Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers
New Mexico Chile Association
Western Blend Fertilizer

Non-profit exhibitors included: Doña Ana County Farm Bureau, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, FEMA, New Mexico CowBelles/Mesilla Valley CowBelles, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Southern New Mexico State Fair Queens and the Vintage Iron Tractor Club.

NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences booths included: ACES Foods, Aggies Go Global, Agricultural Economics & Ag Business, Agricultural Experiment Station, Agricultural & Extension Education, Animal and Range Sciences, Collegiate FFA, Cooperative Extension Service, Dairy Extension, Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service, Extension Family & Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Indian Resources Development, New Mexico 4-H, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Therapeutic Riding Program, Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center and the Wildlife Society. The NMSU Water Science and Management Graduate Program was also an AG Day exhibitor.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.                 Homecoming Parade (starts at the Pan Am Center,
                                  travels west on University Ave.)
2 to 6 p.m.          AG Day
2 to 4 p.m.          Live music by Dzaki Sukarno from American Idol
4 to 6 p.m.          LC DJ
6 p.m.                   NMSU vs. Hawaii Football Game

AG Day was held for seven consecutive years, from 2013 to 2019. It was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s to the Aggies – and to New Mexico agriculture!

AG Day is hosted by:
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences