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Celebrate agriculture at NMSU with a hint of Halloween, football

Watch New Mexico State University’s Aggies take on the Idaho Vandals in a Halloween battle while celebrating New Mexico agriculture at the 3rd Annual Agriculture Day Oct. 31.

Prior to the Halloween football game there will be dozens of booths set up to represent the diversity of agriculture in New Mexico. Families can enjoy candy and goodies for trick-or-treaters, New Mexico foods for sampling, stick-horse races, a coloring booth and a farm-animal petting zoo.

This free, family-friendly event will be held in the tailgating area between the Pan American Center and the Aggie Memorial Stadium from 2 to 6 p.m. before the game.

“The New Mexico Department of Agriculture, the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences as well as many agricultural partners throughout the state of New Mexico have committed to showing all the great aspects of agriculture in our state,” said Terra V. Winter, NMSU’s associate vice president for development.

The Aggies will be playing the Idaho Vandals. This is a blackout game so fans are asked to be sure to wear black Aggie gear. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

This year’s Halloween celebration’s agricultural twist is thanks to New Mexico State Athletics partnering with NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the NMDA, which are coordinating the event.

For more Agriculture Day details, visit To purchase tickets for the football game visit

Tickets for the game start at $10. Anyone who wishes to donate to New Mexico 4-H – a youth leadership organization that partners with many farmers and ranchers – can purchase $12 tickets, with $2 going toward 4-H programs.

Author:  Shelby N. Herrera – NMSU