The Specialty Crops Program at Colorado State University is accepting applications for grower research and education grants for the 2013 production season. The application deadline is Jan. 1, 2013.
The request for proposals is intended for research, demonstration, and/or education projects addressing specialty crops production, processing, and marketing issues faced by small farmers, beginning farmers or socially disadvantaged farmers in Colorado.
If you're a small-acreage farmer or livestock producer, or if you're interested in becoming one, you won't want to miss the inaugural Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum (WCFFF). This new conference, which will be Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the Montrose County Fairgrounds in Friendship Hall, will focus on sustainably improving the production, marketing and consumption of locally grown food products.
The Thunder Mountain Wheelers (TMW) ATV Club, with help from Grand Mesa Motor Sports of Delta, applied for and received a $7,315 grant from the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative for the fabrication of three power dump trailers to use for OHV trail maintenance, restoration and repair. TMW volunteers maintain 175-plus miles of designated OHV trails each year through the Forest Service and BLM "Adopt A Trail Program" on the Grand Mesa, Gunnison and Uncompahgre public lands.
Integrated Resource Management (IRM) "red books" offer a wide variety of management information for beef cattle producers, including tips on nutrition, reproduction, genetics and finance. The Red Books are now available at the Delta Extension office for $5 each.