If you are new to gardening, or just looking for gardening ideas, the Delta County CSU Extension Office has free information for you.
Planting season has begun and we have information on raised bed gardening, gardening in containers, vegetable garden hints, xeriscaping, rock gardens, attracting butterflies to your garden, and much more.
Delta County 4-H'ers and FFA students weighed in their prospective market swine, sheep and goats on Saturday, April 28. Excitement was high for the 176 local kids who brought 94 barrows and 61 gilts, and 86 sheep and 63 goats to be weighed in, because the annual swine, sheep and goat weigh-in is the first step toward raising these animals for the 2012 Junior Market Livestock Sale.
Landowners in Delta County are encouraged to join the Natural Resources Conservation Service on Thursday, May 17, for an important stakeholder's meeting. NRCS will be sharing information about a unique funding opportunity to help improve water quality through its National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).
Colorado Association of Extension 4-H Agents recently honored the Delta County 4-H Program and specifically Karen Scheele-Nittler and F. Isaac Munoz. Karen and Isaac won the following categories:
Paonia rancher Mark Roeber, chairman of the Federal Lands Committee of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and congressional leadership, regarding proposed changes to public land policies in western Colorado. The trip is part of the annual meeting of the Public Lands Council.