Montezuma Land Conservancy developing 80-acre farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre farm northwest of Cortez that the group hopes can become a community resource, MLC Outreach and Education Coordinator Jay Loschert said April 12....

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cattle growers association accepting intern applications

The Journal The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association (CICA) is accepting applications for a summer intern. This program is open to all who are 18 and over and are a graduating high school...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Southwestern Colorado Research Center gets new manager

A new face is coming to the Southwestern Colorado Research Center this year. Abdel Berrada, who has served as the manager and senior research scientist at the center for more than 20 years, plans...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mia Stovall teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

Mia Stovall has worked with herding dogs since getting a start in 4-H at age 14, and this year she shared on some of her knowledge at the 2017 Four States Agricultural Exposition. Stovall, 52, was...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Annual weed symposium held at Four States Ag Expo

For some farmers, the first day of the Four States Agricultural Exposition was more about education than entertainment. Colorado State University extension agents organized an invasive weed...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hemp study for animal feed heads to Colorado governor

DENVER — Colorado livestock could be eating hemp under a bill that awaits the governor’s signature. The state House voted 63-0 Friday to direct the Colorado Department of Agriculture to study the...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Arizona geologist publishes book about Montezuma dryland farming

A Tucson geologist has published a book about dryland farming in Southwest Colorado, with a particular emphasis on Montezuma County. John Bezy has written several books about the geology of the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

‘Pray for rain’

Hamburger. Steak. Prime rib. However you like it, beef is what’s for dinner on many local tables. But the folks who put it on the plate are dealing with the consequences of two years of drought and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cook up recipes for squash from farmers market

“Music, people, smiles, smells, and good food.” That's why Dan Wood, a local resident, shops at the Cortez Farmer's Market each week. Roberta and Shelby Smith begin their summer Saturday mornings...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CSU agents lead budget workshop for farmers in Cortez

After a storm kept them away from a January conference, two agricultural economists finally got a chance to address Cortez farmers in person. Norm Dalsted and Jenny Beiermann, both professors and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Photo: Learning to prune apple orchard

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Denver auctions off $59,000 worth of bison

DENVER – Denver’s annual bison auction reined in more than $59,000 for the city this year, the most in the event’s 32-year history. The Denver Post reports that officials from the city Parks and...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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