Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Delta County Sheriff’s Deputy recently introduced his new partner, Hoss, a two-year-old chocolate labrador retriever.A new member to the Delta County Sheriff's Office is a two-year-old chocolate labrador retriever named Hoss. His main job for now is sniffing out narcotics that increasingly find their way along the "back road" drug dealer route along U.S. Highway 50.More
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The fourth annual Western Slope Soil Health Conference will be held Jan. 23-24 at the Bill Heddles Recreaton Center in Delta.
This conference is designed to educate producers, government officials, and the broad community about issues to increase organic matter in our soils through cover crops, green manure, compost, minimum tillage and various soil amendments.
Also, various irrigation practices will be addressed.
Featured speakers for this two-day conference include: Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms in Colorado; Gail Fuller, Fuller Farms in Kansas; Eric Wardle, Troy Bouder and Joe Brummer from Colorado State University; and Keith Burns, Green Cover Seed, Bladen, Neb.
Other speakers joining the conference include Dave Zimmerer with Schlagel Equipment, Mike Peterson with Orthman Equipment and farmers from Fort Collins, including Troy Seaworth and Mike Steiben.
Mike Collins, area conservationist for the NRCS, will moderate the conference.
Daveto's Italian Restaurant and C&J's Café will serve lunch each day, which is free of charge to conference attendees. There will be a variety of agricultural product vendors on site, along with informative lectures throughout the event.
For more information, please contact Delta County Economic Development at 874-4992, or Montrose Economic Development Corporation at 249-9438.blog comments powered by Disqus