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NMSU to host hybrid conference in New Mexico and Chile on February 1st

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New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute and Extension Plant Sciences Department will host the world’s largest chili conference in Las Cruces on Tuesday, Feb. 1, NMSU said in a press release.

New Mexico Chile Conference 2022 attendees will have the option to attend conference sessions in person at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., or attend remotely via Zoom.

“The New Mexico Chile Conference has always been one of the most informative conferences on chili peppers,” said Stephanie Walker, NMSU associate professor, extension vegetable specialist and conference co-founder. “We provide growers, processors and researchers with the latest information and let them know that NMSU is at the forefront of chilli pepper innovation.”

The conference will feature nearly 20 diverse speakers, including Chile researchers and experts from NMSU, the University of Arizona, and industry organizations such as the New Mexico Chile Association and Western Growers.

There will also be discussions on a wide range of topics including chili peppers in Minnesota; the H-2A program for temporary farm workers; new information on mechanization, flavor profiles, and diseases; pest updates and innovations; and many other current topics.

Efren Delgado, co-director of the NMSU Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Farming Systems, will also discuss collaboration between the center and Chilean industry.

Booths will also be available in the convention center during the conference.

Registration for the conference is available at chilepepperinstitute.ecwid.com. All registrants will receive a schedule of events and speakers, Zoom connection information and a list of vendor booths. You will also receive conference goodies in the mail.

For more information, call 575-646-3028 and visit cpi.nmsu.edu.

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