Career skills focus of Stock Show trip

Each year, the Cortez FFA Chapter sells citrus fruits, nuts and trail mixes as a fundraiser to be able to attend the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, among other conferences and...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma County Fair Carcass Contest winners

The Montezuma County Colorado State University Extension Office would like to congratulate Jaycee Gallaher for having the Grand Champion Carcass Beef at the 2011 Montezuma County Fair....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Beef Cattle Symposium coming Feb. 15

The 29th annual San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium will be held Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, east of Cortez. The San Juan Basin Extension Beef...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Consignment tack 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: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farm work too dangerous for youths?

WASHINGTON — Farmers and congressmen Thursday advocated to protect the right of young people to work in agriculture after the Department of Labor released proposed rules that would restrict such...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Spotted a spotted horse

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

USDA invites Ag producers to apply for program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of energy...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Award-winning farm

The Ute Mountain Farm and Ranch in Towaoc gained national recognition during the recent National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest. The farm claimed a third place in the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Agricultural energy workshop set for Feb. 6

An agricultural energy workshop will be held on Feb. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, presented by the Colorado State University, Montezuma and Dolores County...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Equipment costs cut into farmer's profits

Some in the food and agriculture industry are sounding the alarms. The future of our food is in jeopardy, they say.“I don’t know what the answer is, but something has to change or we’re not going...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Good season for hay

With a severe drought in Texas and the Midwest producing corn and grains in place of forage, the price of hay is soaring, and Montezuma County producers are feeling the effects on both sides of the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Here comes the rein

BAYFIELD — It’s not surprising that top competitors in “reining” would call this area home because the sport has been practiced in the region since before it became known by that name.The maneuvers...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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