Farmers, ranchers and those interested in the future of agriculture will gather for the second annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Montrose Pavilion. The conference provides an array of breakout sessions which convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in a venue convenient to the Western Slope.
The fourth annual Western Slope Soil Health Conference will be held on 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.
In its ongoing effort to reduce conflicts between wildlife and agricultural producers, the Uncompahgre Habitat Partnership Committee is currently accepting applications for projects from landowners.
The mission of the Habitat Partnership Program is to reduce wildlife conflicts associated with forage and fencing, and to assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in meeting big game management goals.
Canada thistle is one of Colorado's most widespread and damaging exotic invasive weed, infesting croplands as well as pastures, rangelands, roadsides and other non-crop areas. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) have entered into a cooperative agreement to control the noxious weed Canada thistle using a rust fungus.