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Hottest conference in town, NMSU’s annual New Mexico Chile Conference set for Feb. 1-2Registration is now open for the 2016 New Mexico Chile Conference. The event runs Feb. 1-2 and is hosted by NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute.

  • By Justin Bannister
  • 575-646-5981
  • Jan 07, 2016
Chile pepper plant

Registration is now open for the world’s largest conference dedicated to chile peppers, the 2016 New Mexico Chile Conference. The event runs Feb. 1-2 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces and is hosted by New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute. Conference registration and additional details are available at

This year’s conference will focus on the use of drones in agriculture, new regulations and research into food modernization safety, current chile marketing strategies and updates on mechanization as well as insect and weed control. There will also be updates from the New Mexico Chile Association and the Chile Pepper Institute Development Leadership Council.

“The New Mexico Chile Conference brings together growers, producers, processors and researchers from all over the world to learn about the latest innovations and research in the chile pepper industry,” said Danise Coon, senior research specialist at the Chile Pepper Institute. “This year’s guest speaker, Jerry Miller, from High Desert Consulting, will highlight opportunities in using drones in agriculture.”

Conference pre-registration is $110 for individuals and $450 for a vendor booth. Walk-ins are $120 for individuals and $475 for booths. For further information, contact the Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028.