Youth Competitions - Summer 2021

Extended 2021 entry deadlines for these contest!!

The College of ACES is proud to support our New Mexico youth.

The contests below provide opportunities for the youth of New Mexico to develop skills that are relevant to careers in the agricultural, food, hospitality, environmental and natural resource industries.

These are fun ways for you to show your skills, to network with NMSU faculty, and to have a chance to earn scholarships for your hard work. We applaud you for your interest and wish you the best of luck.

Contest details are provided in the hyperlinks.


NM State Fair
Agricultural Public Speaking and Agricultural Science Fair

NEW - Entry Deadline - Aug. 21

Agricultural Public Speaking - Sept 11, 2021

Agricultural Science Fair- Sept. 11, 2021

Entries for both contests must be submitted via email by August 1, 2021 to nmyouth@nmsu.edu.
Make sure you receive an email confirmation of entries.


Contact Dr. Frannie Miller, NMSU Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Business at 575-636-9305 or at prior email for complete rules and entry forms.


Southern NM Fair
Agricultural Public Speaking and Agricultural Science Fair

NEW - Entry Deadline - Sept. 15

Agricultural Public Speaking - Sept 25, 2021

Agricultural Science Fair- Sept 25, 2021

Entries for both contests must be submitted via email by August 1, 2021 to nmyouth@nmsu.edu.
Contact Dr. Frannie Miller, NMSU Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Business at 575-636-9305 or at prior email for complete rules and entry forms.

New Mexico Youth Beef Feeder Contest
NEW - Entry Deadlinee - Sept 15

  • Program from Oct. 2021 through Sept 2022
  • Brochure
    Contest Description, Detailed Timeline, Workshop Schedule

For more information contact Halee Prather at 575-763-6505, or nmyouth@nmsu.edu.