Business digest – June 19

Civic center hosting expo

The Clovis Civic Center will host the New Mexico Energy Expo July 18-19.

The fair is suggested for landowners, utility officials, renewable energy developers, energy product manufacturers and government officials from local, state and regional entities.

Forum topics included, but are not limited to, the Tres Amigas superstation project, the economic impact of wind energy development and working with military bases with respect to wind energy development.

Early registration, ongoing through July 6, is $50 per person. After July 16, registration will increase to $70 per person. Spouses may attend for an additional $20.

Information: Gene Hendrick, 763-6600 or

Local dairy owners honored

Steve and Cheri Hanson, owners of El Dorado Dairy in Clovis, have been named 2012 Members of Distinction by their milk marketing cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

The program recognizes members who excel on their operations in their communities and in the industry, according to a DFA release. Seven member farms — one from each DFA area — are selected for the honor, with El Dorado representing the Southwest Area.

While designing the dairy, Steve and sons Derrell, Darren and Devin, focused on the effect the barn and parlor would have on cows and the work environment, with the effect being higher-quality milk from the herd.

The family also, according to the release, makes donations of food, supplies and money to an orphanage in Mexico.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson. He can be contacted at 763-3431, ext. 313, or by email:

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