Agricultural conditions across Colorado for the week ending March 17, 2019.
News and information from the USDA Service Center in Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Energy Office are seeking applicants for agricultural energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The total amount available for assistance in FY 2019 is $250,000. The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries, and cold storage facilities.
Three Colorado ranches are finalist for conservation efforts in agriculture.
Eads USDA Service Center Staff
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
* PURCHASING NAP COVERAGE DEADLINE -March15thfor crops of sorghum forage and common millet.
* FSA Farm Loan personnel in Eads Office - April 9th
* MFP production deadline - May 1, 2019
* COC Meeting - March 19th- 9:00 a.m.
Last month, 16 women successfully completed the first Annie's Project offered in southeast Colorado. Annie's Project is a six-week educational program designed to empower women in agriculture. Each week consisted of three hours of instruction and discussion covering the five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing, and production. The program was sponsored by Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, Otero Junior College, and CSU Extension--Southeast Area.
Beginners, as well as seasoned showmen, will learn tips for the best presentation of their animals.
The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is seeking candidates to serve on its board of directors and advisory committee.
Colorado cattle on feed report for January 2019.
Two years ago, Colorado Corn Growers Association started the Farm Stewardship Award to recognize members in good standing who were demonstrating best management practices on their farm related to soil, water, and/ or air stewardship. Applications are due by April 19, 2019 revised from the original March 15 due date.
The winner will be announced during the Colorado Corn Annual Meeting in Greeley December 4, 2019.