Seeds of safe food

DURANGO — The Fort Lewis College agriculture department and the Colorado State University Extension office are reaching out to help local growers and public-health officials avoid health threats...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

A bushel a day

YELLOW JACKET — By the time Tom Hooten opened the gate of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center orchard on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 24, about 300 apple pickers were already armed and...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Local 4-H members win big at State Fair

Local 4-H members from throughout the county earned the opportunity to send their projects to the Colorado State Fair by being first in their division and age group at the Montezuma County Fair. At...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado Proud

Local agriculture is finding its way onto the plates of students in Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 and the effort is not only benefiting the students, but local growers as well.For the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

4-H participants win at county fair

Montezuma County Fair results for 4-H participants follow.4-H projects are divided in to junior (8-10 years old), intermediate (11-13), and senior (14-18). There are a few contests that are divided...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Community makes county fair succeed for youths in 4-H

This year’s County Fair was a huge success, thanks to all of the hard work that everyone did. The 4-H members worked hard on their projects all year, so that they could display them at the fair for...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Fruits of labor

Jude Schuenemeyer is a historian. Rather than with pen and paper, though, Schuenemeyer tells the stories of Montezuma County with branches and leaves, apples and peaches. The history Schuenemeyer...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Making a stand

For two years, Cortez residents have enjoyed the fruits of Rusty and Laurie Hall’s labor in the form of flavorful soups and salads at The Farm.In a tiny storefront on Main Street, the Halls have...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farmers find room to grow

DURANGO — Linley Dixon is thrilled about the solar-powered greenhouse she built this April on her farm, Adobe House Farms. It doesn’t use propane and should be warm enough to grow plants...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farmers mother

Walk into Bessie White’s home and you are immediately drawn to the kitchen. With warm wood cabinets and an open space filled with light from an eastern facing window, the room is clearly the center...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

4-H youths will bring big lineup to county fair

Attention one and all! Young and old! Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! You will not want to miss the event of the year: The Montezuma County Fair is Friday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug....

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Countdown to county fair Area 4-H youth preparing for big annual event

All around Montezuma County, youths are spending their time obsessing over the eating habits of livestock.While concerns over food rations for swine, exercise for sheep and posture for cattle are...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture