Annual weed symposium held at Four States Ag Expo

For some farmers, the first day of the Four States Agricultural Exposition was more about education than entertainment. Colorado State University extension agents organized an invasive weed...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hemp study for animal feed heads to Colorado governor

DENVER — Colorado livestock could be eating hemp under a bill that awaits the governor’s signature. The state House voted 63-0 Friday to direct the Colorado Department of Agriculture to study the...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Arizona geologist publishes book about Montezuma dryland farming

A Tucson geologist has published a book about dryland farming in Southwest Colorado, with a particular emphasis on Montezuma County. John Bezy has written several books about the geology of the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

‘Pray for rain’

Hamburger. Steak. Prime rib. However you like it, beef is what’s for dinner on many local tables. But the folks who put it on the plate are dealing with the consequences of two years of drought and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cook up recipes for squash from farmers market

“Music, people, smiles, smells, and good food.” That's why Dan Wood, a local resident, shops at the Cortez Farmer's Market each week. Roberta and Shelby Smith begin their summer Saturday mornings...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CSU agents lead budget workshop for farmers in Cortez

After a storm kept them away from a January conference, two agricultural economists finally got a chance to address Cortez farmers in person. Norm Dalsted and Jenny Beiermann, both professors and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Photo: Learning to prune apple orchard

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Denver auctions off $59,000 worth of bison

DENVER – Denver’s annual bison auction reined in more than $59,000 for the city this year, the most in the event’s 32-year history. The Denver Post reports that officials from the city Parks and...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mancos ‘scaling up’ workshop promotes wholesale marketing

In a workshop by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union on Saturday, small farmers learned about how to sell their product to bigger markets. About 30 people attended the event at Mount Lookout Grange in...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Growing Partners plans community leadership course for Southwest

This planting season, Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado will host a free class for locals who want a say in what goes into their food. The organization, which is formed from several agencies...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mancos library starts agriculture series with grazing lecture

The Mancos Public Library started a new series of agriculture seminars on Wednesday with two different perspectives on grazing land. Cattle rancher Dustin Stein and U.S. Forest Service agent...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture