Homestead spirit continues

Seven Meadows Farm, a 70-acre homestead between Mancos and Dolores, grows a wide variety of food crops for folks in the area. There are many buildings, trees and animals around the farm, and owners...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

School plants farm program

A small group of students outside the Dolores Elementary School stared intently at dirt recently as they learned the intricacies of planting carrots and potatoes.The lesson took place outside,...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farewell, Fernandez

For more than two decades, Dan Fernandez has been a steadfast figure in Southwest Colorado agriculture.From his post as the director of the Dolores County Colorado State University Extension...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ag teachers go to conference

Montezuma-Cortez High School agriculture education instructors Kevin McComb and Amanda Ramos attended The National Association of Agriculture Educators Region 2 conference June 12-15 in Pueblo....

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CSA farm provides grassroots alternative

An excellent illustration of a CSA farm, or community supported agriculture, is Confluence Farm, on County Road 38. Mary Vozar and Paul Bohmann have worked for five years to grow spring greens and...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Dolores has ‘Cow Parade’

It started with the unmistakable sound.You could hear the 400 cows before they stomped their way into Dolores on the morning of June 7, and then, there they were, marching down Railroad Avenue,...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farming couple shares passion for growing

A day at the office for these two farmers is a long day, but very rewarding. It is mostly spent outdoors, doing what they love, and coaxing the earth to do what it does naturally — grow good...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Room to graze

The ranchers started early, weaving their horses in and out of the cattle to herd them from the pasture toward the old wooden gate and the road that would lead them north. “Hi-ya” pierced the drone...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

FFA members receive state degree

Dalton Daves, Cody Likes, Quinton Lanier, Staton Jeter and Patrick Cottam-Rhine of the Cortez FFA Chapter earned their State FFA Degree at the 83rd State FFA Convention June 1-3. All five members...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Daves earns Star Farmer status

Dalton Daves of the Cortez FFA Chapter was named Southwest District Star Farmer at the 83rd Colorado FFA Convention June 1-3. The District Star Farmer award recognizes outstanding achievement in a...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

FFA’s Heaton learns leadership

Laura Heaton, of Cortez, received the Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship at the 83rd Colorado FFA Convention on June 2.Other recipients were Mary Kate McCall, Lone Star; Sky McEndaffer,...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Wilson wins FFA forage award

Katelynn Wilson of Cortez FFA earned first-place honors in the Colorado Forage Production Proficiency Award area during the 83rd Colorado FFA Convention on Friday, June 3, in Alamosa.Wilson credits...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture