Amy HelmThe lineup of entertainers for the sixth annual Pickin' in the Park Free Summer Concert Series has now been set. Every Thursday evening in Paonia Town Park starting at 6 p.m. and going until dark, concert-goers are going to have a fantastic musical experience for the entire family.More
Carol Clawson and Tell did their best to make these yearling ewes follow the course at the 10th annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials over the weekend. Gordon Hebenstreit, president and general manager of the stock dog trials said, “We feel it was a very successful competition … It was a real challenge for the dogs.” Vice president Cheryl Hebenstreit noted, “The sheep were a little tough this year.” And that’s how the competitors like it.It had rained in Hotchkiss all week long. Not a good sign for the big outdoor events scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.More
When families farm and ranch together, there are often communication issues. To help local farm and ranching families figure out how to communicate and work together well, and plan for succession of their farms to the next generation, Colorado State University Extension has invited Dr. Ron Hansen, a professor of agriculture economics from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, to present easy-to-understand, common-sense solutions to these issues.
Dr. Hanson was raised on an Illinois family farm and was educated at Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois. He has counseled Nebraska farm families for more than 30 years, helping them create succession plans for their farms, and helping resolve family conflicts in a positive manner, and improve family relations through better communication. Dr. Hansen is a widely-traveled national speaker who shares his experience and knowledge with audiences in an entertaining and motivational way.
The program, "Keep Your Family Farm or Ranch in the Family — and Improve Communication!" will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Grand Junction at the Grand Vista Hotel. The program cost is $30 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and all program materials. Program topics include: "Harmony and Conflict in Multi-Generational Farming," "Improving Communication in Farm Families," "Tools for Farming and Ranching Women to Manage Family Relationships and Stress," and "Farm Family Business Ownership Succession."
Please register by Jan. 17 to ensure lunch is reserved for you. For more information, or to register for the program, call Colorado State University's Delta County Extension office at 874-2195.blog comments powered by Disqus