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Colorado Employment Situation / June 2015

Colorado Employment Situation / June 2015

Employers in Colorado added 11,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,525,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,800 from May to June and government increased 2,500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in […]

LCC Welcomes Greg Cash as Ag Faculty

LCC Welcomes Greg Cash as Ag Faculty

(Lamar, Colorado; July 10, 2015) After an extensive search, Lamar Community College welcomes Greg Cash as the new full-time faculty member and department chair for the Agriculture Department.  Cash has spent his entire life around agriculture and has been an ag teacher for 22 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ag Science and […]

Salazar Stepping Down as Colorado Ag Commissioner

Salazar Stepping Down as Colorado Ag Commissioner

Gov. Hickenlooper announces retirement of Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar DENVER — Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar will retire at the beginning of January 2015. He has served in the role since 2011. “For the last twelve years, Colorado has benefitted from the generous, […]

New Agritourism Law is Win for Colorado Ranchers/Farmers

New Agritourism Law is Win for Colorado Ranchers/Farmers

  DENVER, CO – June 6, 2014 – Colorado’s lawmakers have come together in a bi-partisan effort to support the growing agritourism industry of the farm and ranch community by passing House Bill 14-1280. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law. ‘Agritourism’ is a fairly new term that showcases the intersection between travel and agriculture; it […]

Cattlemen Plan Annual April 5 Meeting, Add Ranch Rodeo Scramble

Cattlemen Plan Annual April 5 Meeting, Add Ranch Rodeo Scramble

LAMAR – Teams may still sign up for the ranch rodeo being held in conjunction with Colorado’s oldest livestock organization’s annual events.     The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will mark its 145th year with its annual meeting, ranch rodeo scramble, auction, banquet and cowboy ball on April 5th at Springfield.   Registration begins at 9 […]

Gearing Up for Spring at Lamar Community College

Gearing Up for Spring at Lamar Community College

(Lamar, Colorado; October 31, 2013) On November 1, 2013 registration for spring semester will open at Lamar Community College. LCC is proud to announce new certificate offerings and exciting program changes for the upcoming semester. The Agriculture program is adding a Veterinary Assistant Certificate to the spring schedule. The certificate, which can be completed in […]

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Production & Economic Benefits of Variable Rate Applications in Cropping Systems

Precision agriculture is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter- and intra-field variability in crops. In other words, it is an approach to managing soils and crops to reduce decision uncertainty through better understanding and management of spatial and temporal variability. It involves a range of management practices that attempt […]

Salazar Promotes the Benefits of the Colorado State Fair

Salazar Promotes the Benefits of the Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair:  Shaping the Future of Agriculture  Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair.  While the event promises a top notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.  The […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2013

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2013

   Employers in Colorado added 7,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,342,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,200 and government decreased 1,100.  According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.3 percent. The […]

Business of the Week - Heath & Turpin Trucking

Business of the Week – Heath & Turpin Trucking

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Heath & Turpin Trucking Give them a call at: 719.336-3451 Heath & Turpin Trucking recently celebrated its 50th […]

Business of the Week - Colorado Mills

Business of the Week – Colorado Mills

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Colorado Mills. Give them a call at: 719.336-5882 Colorado Mills is located at 505 East Hickory Street with office […]

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4-H Projects to Science Fair Projects

4-H Projects to Science Fair Projects By Lauren Sharpe, CSU Extension Agent, Baca County  Southeast Area – In Science classes all over the country, students will be busy making hypotheses, conducting research, gathering data, and reporting on what they discovered.  Many of these same principles can be applied to a 4-H project.  So take that […]

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Federal Government Approves Drought Disaster for Colorado

DENVER ­— Tuesday, July 3, 2012 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack notified Gov. John Hickenlooper today that 62 of the state’s 64 counties qualify for federal disaster relief because of drought conditions. “The Department of Agriculture has reviewed the Loss Assessment Reports and has determined that there were sufficient production losses in 62 […]

Revitalized Program Will Help Develop Tomorrow’s Ag Leaders

Revitalized Program Will Help Develop Tomorrow’s Ag Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 24, 2012 Revitalized Program Will Help Develop Tomorrow’s Ag Leaders Colorado Department of Agriculture Invests in the Future of Agriculture LAKEWOOD, Colo. – A newly formed organization, Colorado Ag Leadership Program (CALP), is dedicated to enhancing leadership capabilities of those committed to the future of Colorado’s agriculture and rural communities. CALP is […]

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Prowers County 4-H Foundation Ushers in March Membership Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 17, 2012 By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area—2012 is off and running and March has been declared “Membership Madness” month. The Prowers County 4-H Foundation is developing new ways to invest in our 4-H future and would like to ask your help to […]

Business of the Week - Ace Tire Service, LLC

Business of the Week – Ace Tire Service, LLC

 You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Ace Tire Service, LLC, located at  32605 Speculator Circle, just North of the […]

2011 FFA BIG Conference

2011 FFA BIG Conference

The 2011 BIG conference took place on Thursday, September 22 at the LCC campus. First-year agricultural education students attended this conference. The “BIG” in BIG conference stands for Being Involved as a Greenhand. Students attended the BIG conference to gain knowledge about what FFA involves and what it means to be a FFA member. While […]

Wiley Competes in State CDEs

Wiley Competes in State CDEs

Sunday, May 1, nine members of the Wiley FFA Chapter traveled to Fort Collins with members of the McClave FFA Chapter to compete at the State Career Development Events. These members included Erika Ragland, Taylin Spitzer, Chris Turner, Brandon Rhuda, Kelsey Paintin, Zach Sparks, Slade Melton, Bailey Dodson, and Grady Rogers. On Monday, Ragland, Spitzer, […]

Ron Peterson of Lamar Appointed to Reclamation Board by Hickenlooper

Ron Peterson of Lamar Appointed to Reclamation Board by Hickenlooper

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today appointments to the Mined Land Reclamation Board and a Public Trustee for Douglas County. The Mined Land Reclamation Board meets to carry on a continuing review of the problems of mining and land reclamation in Colorado. The appointments are dependent upon Senate confirmation. The members appointed are: Ronald Dean Peterson […]

Severe Drought Conditions Expanding in Southeast Colorado

Severe Drought Conditions Expanding in Southeast Colorado

The National Weather Service has posted a Drought Information Statement indicating that strong La Nina conditions have been present across the eastern Pacific Ocean since late summer of 2010.  This has contributed to a mild and very dry fall and early winter across much of south central and southeastern Colorado. An additional periodic climate feature known […]