agriculture

Gov. Hickenlooper, Commissioner Brown to Appear at Forum on Colorado Agriculture

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Joining a myriad of other speakers at the 2017 Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture, Governor John Hickenlooper and Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown will each be stepping up to the podium at the event.

Governor Hickenlooper and Commissioner Brown will help lead a Forum that this year is titled "Label It: Agriculture," focusing on how collaboration and cooperation have made agriculture in Colorado the state's second-largest driver of our economy, and how similar efforts will be critical moving forward.

Deadline Approaching for Inclusion in Annual Farm Fresh Publication

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Growers can market their products to consumers statewide through the annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. 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. The 2017 edition is being organized, and producers are encouraged to submit their information for inclusion.

Don’t Lose Your Brand – Assessment Fees Due

Agriculture - Livestock

2017 Brand Assessment Fees Due

Livestock brands are vital to protecting Colorado's livestock industry and are an important part of the state's history and culture.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Brand Inspection Division reminds brand owners that the brand assessment fee for the five-year assessment period beginning January 1, 2017 are due and must be paid by June 30, 2017. 

USDA Update

USDA Update

By Eads USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • 2nd Tuesday each month - FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office.  . 
  • SERVICE CENTER CLOSED - January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

Disclaimer:  Information in this UPDATE is pertinent to Kiowa County FSA only.  Producers reading this and that do not have FSA interest in Kiowa County are advised to contact their local FSA Office.

Auction Benefitting Colorado FFA Foundation Set for Farm Show

Titan International has donated 80 agricultural tires to be auctioned off during the Colorado Farm Show January 26. Anyone can purchase the tires, and all proceeds benefiting the Colorado Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation.

Up for auction are tires for ATVs, skid steers, tractors (front and rear) and sprinklers. People can bid onsite and online during the auction, courtesy of BigIron Auctions.

Applications Sought for Noxious Weed Management Grants

Agriculture - Generic

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2017 Noxious Weed Management grants. This year, the Department plans to award over $755,000 in grant funds to organizations and associations for projects that focus on controlling the state's designated noxious weeds. Of that amount, over $105,000 are from the U.S. Forest Service's State and Private Forestry program. These grants, which are administered through CDA, support projects that reduce noxious weed infestations occurring close to Forest Service-managed lands.

Lamar Resident Selected for Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program

Agriculture - Livestock

By Eric Brown

The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) recently selected 20 emerging leaders from across the state and with various backgrounds who will make up CALP's 13th class.

The nonprofit organization aims to strengthen effective agricultural leaders who reflect Colorado's diverse population, by developing participants in the areas of communication, technology, social issues, cultural diversity, coalition building, resource management and government policy, just to name a few.