Cooperative Extension Service Lincoln County

Welcome to Lincoln County

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At one time Lincoln County was the largest county in the United States. The county now has a total area of 4,831 square miles with a population of 20,497 people.

Lincoln County has a rich history that includes the Lincoln County War during the late 1870s and is the home of Smokey Bear. The area is now known as a tourist area featuring skiing, horse racing, casinos, golf and many outdoor activities. Carrizozo is the county seat. Other towns and villages include Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Capitan, Hondo, and Corona. The area includes many ranches that are spread around the county.

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NMSU Certified Calf Program

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Value added programs are marketing tools which allow cattle producers to bring more dollars to their bottom line. At the basic level, value added programs assure buyers the calves received some type of vaccination/health protocol.

In an effort to promote additional marketing options for New Mexico Cattle producers, NMSU is now offering two calf certification programs, ACES High and ACES High +.

2017 4-H & FFA Livestock Schools & Jackpots

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**June 24-25th

**June 30-July 1st

**July 8th

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409 Central,
PO Box 217
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Phone: 575-648-2311
Fax: 575-648-2509
Email: lincoln@nmsu.edu