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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

Colorado Ag Leadership Program seeks applicants

Applications are now being accepted for Class 11 of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program. Farmers, ranchers, growers and individuals working in allied businesses and organizations are...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colo. livestock owners warned about virus

New Mexico has reported a second case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) that was confirmed on May 31 near the town of Peralta, just south of Albuquerque. This second case represents a northern movement...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farmer shares love of nature

The Mancos Valley in Webber Canyon is home to several farms with extensive gardens. It seems to be a good place to plant food crops and have a beautiful garden! Kellie Pettyjohn, of The Wily...

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

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