Fabián García To Be Honored

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Chile Drawings by García c. 1920

Chile pioneer Fabián García will be inducted into the National Agricultural Center’s Hall of Fame in 2020, joining the likes of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Eli Whitney, John Deere, and Isaac Newton. García is best known for developing ‘New Mexico 9’, the first chile variety with a dependable size, shape, and heat level in 1921 when he was director of the NMSU agricultural experiment station. García was the first Hispanic to graduate from the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (now NMSU) in 1894.
For more information on García go here. To read “Chile Culture” by García, 1908, go here.