From left: Rep. Bob Wooley, Kelly Bell, Will Cavin, Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, Dorrie Faubus-McCarty, Rep. Nora Espinoza, Lloyd Scarrow, Chaves County Commissioner Robert Corn and Pat McCarty in the Roundhouse in conjuction with a House memorial to observe Chaves County Farm and Ranch Day.
The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a memorial to observe Chaves County Farm and Ranch Day, Thursday.
Roswell Reps. Bob Wooley, Candy Spence Ezzell, and Nora Espinoza issued the following statement: “Chaves County is home to hardworking men and women who daily uphold New Mexico values and contribute greatly to our state’s success.
“Each day, we are thankful to represent these people and to call them family, friends, and neighbors. Today, we were able to share that with the rest of the legislature and recognize outstanding citizens from home.
“The hard work of farmers and ranchers deserves great recognition, as these are the New Mexicans whose daily work serves to feed people across New Mexico — and across the nation.
“Each farmer and rancher is now responsible for feeding 159 people. Farmers and ranchers are the true conservators of the land. We are proud of their efforts, and we are grateful that we were able to celebrate them today in Santa Fe.
“As we continue the legislative session, we always keep in mind where we come from and who we represent. With this in mind, we steadfastly continue our support for the agricultural industries of New Mexico.”
Chaves County Farm and Ranch Day will be observed March 21 with the Rise with Roswell breakfast event.