Ag department encourages sunflower producers to vote

Colorado sunflower producers are invited to vote on an amendment to the Sunflower Marketing Order. Currently, the sunflower assessment is set at 3 cents per hundredweight; the proposed new rate...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Giant roto tiller

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez FFA qualifies 4 Teams for State

Students from the Cortez FFA Chapter attended the Western Slope FFA judging contests in Fruita, Colo., on April 18. Cortez was represented by four teams consisting of four members each at the...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

It’s a growing experience for Mancos gardener

Organic farmer produces for School to Farm Project

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Southwestern Cowbelle scholarships awarded

Southwestern Cowbelle Scholarship Awards were announced by Chairman Lisa Tozer at its April 17 meeting.Winners were:Chantz Koskie of Montezuma-Cortez High School, who will pursue a degree in animal...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Food task force looking for production answers

Spearheaded by LiveWell Montezuma, a food task force is being developed to assess local foods produced in the county.LiveWell Montezuma Coordinator JoDee Powers said some of the questions in the...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado Master Farm Homemakers Guild seeks nominees

Since 1954, Colorado farm and ranch women have been recognized for their contributions to production agriculture and rural lifestyle by induction into the Colorado Master Farm Homemakers Guild.To...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Where there’s smoke

It’s that time of year. Thin plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the county landscape — and where there’s smoke, there’s fire.Spring is a time when many farmers use flames to clear the ditches...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Livingstons create buzz

Mancos couple enjoys raising bees and rural lifestyle

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Consignment sale at La Plata County Fairgrounds

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen (4CBCH) will host the 16th annual Consignment Tack and Equipment Sale on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango. The...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hobby Farming? Getting popular but it’s not easy

Turkeys, rabbits and a 200-pound sow named Candy inhabit the backyard of Nathan and Julie Harris’ home off County Road 216 in southern La Plata County.Their 16-year-old daughter, Samantha, is...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

A lifelong rancher

Larry G. Everett is firmly entrenched in Montezuma County. He was born on the ranch four miles north of Mancos that his grandfather Claud Everett homesteaded in 1907. Larry Everett was taught the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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