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At Mesalands Community College

TUCUMCARI, NM – The Animal Science Program at Mesalands Community College provides students with ample hands-on opportunities to further their careers in agriculture. The mission of the Animal Science Program is to expand student learning beyond the classroom and into the agriculture sector.

Degrees – Mesalands Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Animal Science and Agri-Business and an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Research – At Mesalands Community College, students have the opportunity to gather data and assist with research at the New Mexico State University Experiment Station located
4 miles from Tucumcari. Each year, students will also assist with the Tucumcari Bull Test and sale.

Animal Science students will also learn about crop research with alfalfa hay, triticale, cotton, grain sorghum, and more.
Financial Aid – Scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Visit our Financial Aid webpage

“Once in your lifetime you may need a doctor, a lawyer, or a policeman but every
day, three times a day you need a farmer and rancher.” – unknown author

Field Trips – Students will network with industry professionals while touring places such as the T4 Ranch, Franklin Show Lambs, CS Ranch, JBS-Cimarron Feedlot, Timber Creek Veterinary Clinic, and many more.

This program will help students better understand how the agriculture industry is rapidly changing and advancing, as we move into the 21st Century.

Did you know? – By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion people. The next generation of farmers and ranchers will have to increase food production by over 70% – Source: Food and Agriculture Organization

For more information, call (575) 461-4413, ext. 162, or visit