Mancos ‘scaling up’ workshop promotes wholesale marketing

In a workshop by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union on Saturday, small farmers learned about how to sell their product to bigger markets. About 30 people attended the event at Mount Lookout Grange in...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Growing Partners plans community leadership course for Southwest

This planting season, Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado will host a free class for locals who want a say in what goes into their food. The organization, which is formed from several agencies...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mancos library starts agriculture series with grazing lecture

The Mancos Public Library started a new series of agriculture seminars on Wednesday with two different perspectives on grazing land. Cattle rancher Dustin Stein and U.S. Forest Service agent...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Fairgrounds, veterans affairs report growth

The Montezuma County Fairgrounds and veteran services continue to show strong growth, according to reports presented to county commissioners. Last year, there were 273 days with major events or...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Water is top priority for Coram, Catlin

Speaking to an agriculture group this month in Cortez, state legislators Don Coram and Marc Catlin said they’re prepared to help farmers and ranchers from Colorado’s Capitol.“The basis of this...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado Senate, House hear hemp, transportation bills

DENVER – Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives shot back Thursday after House Speaker Crisanta Duran said a day earlier that revenue-neutral proposals were not the answer to the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Four Corners cover crop study shows mixed results first year

Results are in from the first year of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center’s study on cover crops, but they’re less than encouraging to dryland farmers. In 2015, the research center, which is...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

How to prune your fruit trees this winter

The short days and long nights leave many of us in Southwest Colorado yearning for something: more powder and more turns, a long-lasting snowpack to fill our rivers this spring and summer or the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ditch, reservoir convention to tackle water, climate issues

The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance will hold its 15th annual convention Feb. 15-17 in Ignacio. The nonprofit, founded in 2001, helps Colorado ditch companies, irrigation districts, farmers,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma County agriculture summit focuses on finance

The first Southwest Agricultural Outlook, Strategies and Economic Summit, held in Cortez on Tuesday, focused on helping farmers keep afloat in a difficult economy. Dove Creek Implement Co., Basin...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Presentation on invasive oxeye daisy and Russian olive

The Journal The Southwest Chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society plans to host a free presentation on managing the invasive oxeye daisy and Russian olive on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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