Old Fort at Hesperus offers online auction

The Old Fort at Hesperus recently launched an online silent auction to benefit its Farmer in Training Program. The program allows prospective farmers to co-manage a plot of land with assistance...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

American AgCredit office celebrates 100 years

Nearly two dozen farmers and ranchers signed up for a loan in La Plata County in March 1917, forming a branch of the Progressive Farm Loan Association. One hundred years later, the association is...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

MORP hosts tree sale and fundraiser

The Journal Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project hosts a heritage apple tree sale and fundraiser on June 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 17312 County Road G in McElmo Canyon, according to a news release...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Traveling AmeriCorps crew helps gardens grow at Old Fort, Manna

A team of 11 young adults is helping Southwest Colorado build infrastructure to achieve the goal of local food security. On April 11, a crew with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

AmeriCorps team improves Old Fort facilities

An 11-person AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team arrived April 11 to upgrade facilities of the Old Fort at Hesperus, 18683 Colorado Highway 140, for food security, educational and...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors

As the Cortez Farmers Market prepares to open for business, registration has already opened for returning vendors. The market, which includes produce sellers from Montezuma and Dolores counties,...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma orchard project plants trees at CSU research station

The Colorado State University research station in Yellow Jacket is joining the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project’s efforts to bring apple production back to the region. On Thursday more than 20...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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