For 30 years the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory has been the "go-to" guide that connects consumers with local producers and agritourism activities. Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Farm Fresh promotes Colorado farmers' markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public.
Water is always a hot button topic in Colorado. With the roll-out of the new Colorado Water Plan, the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum focuses on "Making Every Drop Count" for the farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders gathering at Montrose Pavilion for the Jan. 11 conference.
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.
The 2014 Soil Health Conference will be held at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center on Jan. 23 and 24.
Organizers with Delta County Economic Development say this year's event will feature more equipment displays and "hands on" types of information for ag producers to augment the practical experience, sharing, science and theory the event has always featured in the past.
A growing number of farmers throughout the nation have "discovered the cover" — and for some very good reasons.
They're recognizing that by using cover crops and diverse rotations, it's possible to actually improve the health and function of their soil, said David Lamm, a soil health expert with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.