The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $832,830 in grants for two new projects, one that empowers veterans, older Americans and others with disabilities to pursue or maintain careers in agriculture, and another to deliver farm safety education to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production.
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Partnership between state government, agriculture leaders to focus on energy efficiency, renewables
Colorado farmers and ranchers spend more than $400 million annually on energy, and a series of six workshops to be hosted across Colorado in November and December aims to help producers save money using new energy technology.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made through NIFA's Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program which have awarded more than $64.5 million since 2014.
Applications are being sought for grants to assist farmers and ranchers who were impacted by 2012/2013 floods and fires.
Many Colorado farmers are extending their growing seasons, and farmers' markets are moving indoors for the fall and winter. The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Winter Farmers' Market List provides information about markets statewide. Additional online resources include the Colorado Food and Agriculture Gift Guide and Colorado Christmas Tree List, which help connect holiday shoppers with local producers.
Colorado farmers and ranchers are invited to join expert presenters from Colorado State University, the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado Energy Office in a series of ag-energy workshops, where attendees will be treated to a meal and an overview of energy opportunities in ag.
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The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), and Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) will host the 2016 Colorado Agriculture Summit on December 1, 2016 at Longmeadow Event Center in Wiggins, Colorado. Open to all involved in agriculture, the summit will feature a full day of informative speakers and panels focused on bringing real, timely industry information to Colorado agricultural producers.
Join Colorado Corn board members and staff on Dec. 7 at the Yuma Community Center (421 E. 2nd St.) to celebrate 2016.
The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) will begin its annual business meeting at 4:30 p.m. (all CCGA members are invited), a social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner and awards start at 6:30 p.m. CCAC and CCGA board meetings will also be taking place in conjunction with this event.
Many Colorado farmers are implementing some of the latest-and-greatest production methods, aimed at improving efficiency on their farms, protecting natural resources, and enhancing air and water quality. Now we want to honor the producers taking these efforts to new heights.