CSA farm provides grassroots alternative

An excellent illustration of a CSA farm, or community supported agriculture, is Confluence Farm, on County Road 38. Mary Vozar and Paul Bohmann have worked for five years to grow spring greens and...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Dolores has ‘Cow Parade’

It started with the unmistakable sound.You could hear the 400 cows before they stomped their way into Dolores on the morning of June 7, and then, there they were, marching down Railroad Avenue,...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farming couple shares passion for growing

A day at the office for these two farmers is a long day, but very rewarding. It is mostly spent outdoors, doing what they love, and coaxing the earth to do what it does naturally — grow good...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Room to graze

The ranchers started early, weaving their horses in and out of the cattle to herd them from the pasture toward the old wooden gate and the road that would lead them north. “Hi-ya” pierced the drone...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

FFA members receive state degree

Dalton Daves, Cody Likes, Quinton Lanier, Staton Jeter and Patrick Cottam-Rhine of the Cortez FFA Chapter earned their State FFA Degree at the 83rd State FFA Convention June 1-3. All five members...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

FFA’s Heaton learns leadership

Laura Heaton, of Cortez, received the Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship at the 83rd Colorado FFA Convention on June 2.Other recipients were Mary Kate McCall, Lone Star; Sky McEndaffer,...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Wilson wins FFA forage award

Katelynn Wilson of Cortez FFA earned first-place honors in the Colorado Forage Production Proficiency Award area during the 83rd Colorado FFA Convention on Friday, June 3, in Alamosa.Wilson credits...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ag year looks promising

Though summer temperatures have been slow in coming to Montezuma County and the snow has stubbornly clung to the peaks of the La Plata Mountains, the forecast for the 2011 agriculture season is...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Building better shooters

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Southwest Cowbelles meeting notes

The Southwestern Cowbelles met at the Cortez Elks Lodge on Tuesday, May 17, with the meeting called to order at 2:10 p.m. by President Beverly Humiston. Eight members were present.Committee reports...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Making the cut

The skills honed by cattlemen and women centuries ago are becoming hobbies in the new West and aficionados like Jay Spinney are using every opportunity to fine-tune their craft.Spinney is a member...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Planting Co-op seeds

A group of Montezuma County producers are working together to turn a community built on agriculture into an agricultural community.Roughly 30 area producers have been meeting together as the Ag...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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