Cooperative Extension Service Valencia County

Provides the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.

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County Program Director/Agricultural Agent: Lynda Garvin
4-H Youth Development Agent: Sierra Cain
Administrative Secretary: Brenda Velasquez
The general county email address: Valencia County

Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime with any questions,
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (we do close for lunch daily and observe all county holidays).

Upcoming Programs

ICAN

  • Video: ICAN Lesson, Portion Control Part 3 of 3
    Christine our ICAN Educator informs us on better food recommendations regarding portion control in part 3 of this 3 part series of videos. This lesson is entitled: "Chop once and eat twice or thrice!"
  • ICAN Pasta Recipe
    Try this easy, delicious homemade Pasta Sauce recipe that is low in calories and sugars! This recipe is being shared as part of the first video in a three part series of videos by our Valencia County CES ICAN Program Nutrition Educator, Christine Carter, on Portion Control!

FCS

  • Video: Drink Your Water!
    Anne-Marie Wilson, Valencia County FCS Agent shares some tips on drinking water in this informative video!

Recipes of the Week

  • Recipes
    Here you will find all previously shared recipes!

4-H

  • Cloud Dough Slime!
    This one is super simple! Just corn starch and conditioner! You can make different consistencies if you play around with the amounts of each!
  • Today's Weather Report!
    What type of weather are you having?
    Here is a fun activity sheet! Here is a link to the world of weather:
    The world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
  • Oobleck!
    This slime is a fun learning activity in that the oobleck is a solid and liquid at the same time!
  • Video: Slime!
    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup white or clear school glue
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup liquid starch
    Glitter, toys, food coloring as desired
    Directions:
    Pour glue and water into a bowl and mix well.
    Add glitter, toys, food coloring and mix.
    Add liquid starch. Start stirring with a spoon.
    It will eventually form a ball. Let rest for 30 seconds. Play away! 🍀
  • Scented Play Dough!
    This recipe is easy and worked very well., you use half of everything for a “smaller” portion, but this makes a lot of fun play dough!
    Playdough Recipe:
    Combine 3 cups flour
    1.5 cup salt 6 tablespoons baby oil
    3 teaspoons cream of tarter in a bowl

    Mix thoroughly, then add 3 cups of water.
    Once combined, put in saucepan at medium heat and stir constantly. This should start to turn into a “mashed potato” consistency.
    When hot, add food coloring of choice. I did green for 4H🍀.
    Stir until everything lumps together then remove from heat (don’t over cook!). Put on cutting board (CAUTION it can be hot) and knead while warm.
    Cut into fun shapes and store in a ziplock baggie or container!
    (Recipe from Sarah Joy Blog)

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Valencia County Extension Service
404 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-565-3002
Fax: 505-565-1316
Email: valencia@nmsu.edu