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Roswell youth get close-up look at agriculture

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Tye Lightfoot shares his knowledge about cotton with Chaves County fourth-graders Tuesday. Lightfoot, a supervisory engineering technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory, was one of the presenters at the 19th annual Kids & Kows & More program held Monday and Tuesday at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The program was co-sponsored by the Chaves County Cooperative Extension Service and Southwest Dairy Farmers, and it taught more than 1,000 students from Roswell, Dexter and Hagerman schools about area agriculture and natural resources, as well as where our food and fiber originates. The students rotated through seven stations, including beef and ranching, “Ag is every day,” water quality and supply, sheep and wool, working horses, a mobile dairy classroom and the history and economic impact of cotton. (Submitted Photo)