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2015 Crop Production Workshop Set for Lamar

2015 Crop Production Workshop Set for Lamar

Area farmers are invited to a Crop Production Workshop sponsored by Pioneer DuPont and Colorado State University Extension.  The workshop will take place in the Bowman Building at the Lamar Community College on Thursday January 8th, 2015. The program will start at 9:30 am.  Topics to be discussed are best management practices for irrigated corn, […]

SERVsafe Training Scheduled in Lamar

SERVsafe Training Scheduled in Lamar

  LAS ANIMAS, COLORADO, September 30, 2014: Prowers County Public Health and Colorado State University Extension are offering ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification Training October 24 in Lamar. This certification meets the requirements for retail food managers seeking advanced food safety certification, as well as individuals wanting to produce and sell home-based food products in […]

CSU Colorado Wheat Field Days, 2014

CSU Colorado Wheat Field Days, 2014

Schedule of Visits for Eastern Colorado   Akron, June 11 (Wed) 8:45 a.m. at Akron USDA-ARS Research Station, Washington County Yuma, June 11 (Wed) 5:00 p.m. at Andrews Brothers Farm, Yuma County Burlington, June 12 (Thurs) 8:00 a.m. at Randy Wilks Farm, Kit Carson County Brandon, June 12 (Thurs) 12:00 p.m. at Burl Scherler Farm, […]

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CSU Southeast Area Extension Agents Relocate

  Jennifer Wells, Southeast Area Director, announced that Bruce Fickenscher has transferred from the Kiowa Extension office to the Range and Livestock agent position located in Otero and Crowley Counties. Fickenscher states that he is looking forward to the new challenges and that producers in all Southeast Area Counties are encouraged to contact him through […]

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Teaching Kids How to Save — SEA Says

Teach Children to Save Day, celebrated in April, focuses on the importance of teaching money management to children.  Children who learn good money habits are more likely to become adults who make sound financial decisions, avoid excessive debt, and manage income and expenses to reach their financial goals.    Teaching children to save part of their […]

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Crop & Soil Management Practices Following Drought

  The current drought conditions have many similarities to the conditions during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. While soil management practices are better today, high temperatures and water shortages this past year created crop losses and poor environmental conditions that echoed the Dust Bowl. The 2012 drought is the combination of a dry fall […]

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SERVsafe Trainings Scheduled in Southern Colorado

The “Cottage Food Bill” passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2012 allows residents to sell specific foods that have been produced in their home; sellers must be certified in safe food handling and processing.  Colorado State University Extension is offering ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification Training to meet this requirement.    ServSafe Training is scheduled June […]

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Upcoming Class Focus on Wellness, Nutrition and Fun through Cooking

Lamar, COLORADO: The highly successful “Bon Appetit” class is coming to Lamar over spring-break. CSU Extension Agents Lacey Mann and Kaye Kasza have been teaching the class in Bent County and are expanding to Prowers County this year. Bon Appetit focuses on wellness, nutrition and physical activity while teaching basic food preparation skills to third- […]