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.
The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent recently reported that the Glenwood Springs City Council has voted to file an application for a water right for a new white-water recreation park. Just like any new water right, the new recreational water right could only be enforced when all more senior water rights were satisfied.