Monday, January 19, 2009

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH


This quiet, clean entrance to a campus-like atmosphere, is the entrance way to theh Los Lunas Plant Materials Center of New Mexico State University/US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. A long title (as are most governmental titles!) to say this is where agricultural research is conductd. As you lookk at the entryway, large farmlands belonging to the NM State Prison honor farm are to the right. Behind the buildings and to the left is a patch of arbored grape vines, all neatly tagged. It could be assumed that the research done here is at least partially related to vinyards. New Mexico is getting to be recognized for the quality of its wines, and in recent years more and more vinyard are being planted. Who knows? Someday we may all be drinking a tot or two, fresh from a New Mexico vintner.

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