Let’s talk pesticides. Like the products you use when you want to protect your children from mosquitos or protect your pets from fleas. Farmers also use pesticides to protect things like chile, pecans and cotton. Whether its squash bugs, aphids or boll weevils, there are thousands of pests that can destroy an entire harvest. Like the household pesticides that you rely on every day for protection, farmers rely on pesticides to bring you the most affordable food supply possible. That’s why the Chaves County Extension Service is holding a pesticide applicator workshop on Wednesday, November 6thfrom 8:30 to 3:00 at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will provide five continuing education units to people who attend the entire program. Topics to be discussed include soil health, noxious weeds and trees. The workshop is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact the Chaves County Extension Office at 575-622-3210.