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

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

Ag year looks promising

Though summer temperatures have been slow in coming to Montezuma County and the snow has stubbornly clung to the peaks of the La Plata Mountains, the forecast for the 2011 agriculture season is...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Building better shooters

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Southwest Cowbelles meeting notes

The Southwestern Cowbelles met at the Cortez Elks Lodge on Tuesday, May 17, with the meeting called to order at 2:10 p.m. by President Beverly Humiston. Eight members were present.Committee reports...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Making the cut

The skills honed by cattlemen and women centuries ago are becoming hobbies in the new West and aficionados like Jay Spinney are using every opportunity to fine-tune their craft.Spinney is a member...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Area supports wide variety of 4-H Clubs

There are 12 different 4-H Clubs in Montezuma County. The newest Club is the Alpaca Club in Dolores. It started with a demonstration at the 2009 Montezuma County Fair. Some kids joined Kathie...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Planting Co-op seeds

A group of Montezuma County producers are working together to turn a community built on agriculture into an agricultural community.Roughly 30 area producers have been meeting together as the Ag...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez FFA celebrates accomplishments

The National FFA is an organization filled with young men and women striving to be their best and succeed in the agriculture industry. On Tuesday, April 19 the Cortez FFA Chapter had their annual...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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