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Soil Erosion and Agriculture Sustainability

Soil Erosion and Agriculture Sustainability

  As Southeastern Colorado enters the third consecutive year of drought, the threat of soil erosion caused by wind is increased.  Drought affects soil moisture, plant growth and the amount of crop residue left after harvesting.  Although farmers and ranchers have adopted soil conservation practices over the years, wind erosion remains one of the most […]

Lamar Wheat Field Day/CSU Alumni Reunion June 12

Lamar Wheat Field Day/CSU Alumni Reunion June 12

        The 2014 Wheat Field Day will offer growers insight into the highest-yielding varieties in the Colorado State University (CSU) Uniform Variety Performance Trial in Southeastern Colorado. This year there will be a wide range of varieties, including advanced entries from Scott Haley’s breeding program, released varieties from CSU, varieties from other […]

Las Animas Sharpshooters Rebooted

Las Animas Sharpshooters Rebooted

        Southeast Area—The Las Animas Sharpshooters 4-H club has reformed with the guidance of leaders Cody Turner and Ben and Cindy Miller.  All three leaders completed the Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports discipline training this winter and have hit the ground running.  4-H members from across Bent County met April 18 for the […]

Colorado State University Extension hosts AgFest 2014

Colorado State University Extension hosts AgFest 2014

  More than ever, American children are confused about from where it is that their food comes as well as the significant role agriculture plays in their lives. For example, some children believe that the food they eat at each meal such as milk, eggs, meat, and vegetables come from the grocery store without any […]

Letter to the Editor:  Common Core/National Charter School Week

Letter to the Editor: Common Core/National Charter School Week

  Colorado’s Charter Schools Deserve Recognition During National Charter School Week No educational system is perfect.  But Colorado does a lot of things right when it comes to educating its children.  One is how Colorado does charter schools. According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Colorado currently ranks 5th in the nation in […]

Colorado Futures Center Tours State to Educate on Fiscal Challenges

Colorado Futures Center Tours State to Educate on Fiscal Challenges

CSU economic think-tank, Colorado Futures Center, schedules stops throughout Colorado to present recent study findings of long-term state fiscal sustainability. Denver – The Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University has scheduled select stops throughout the state of Colorado to present study findings of the long-term challenges the state will face in paying for state […]

PMC Receives Annual Audit, Ruedeman & Campell Leave Hospital Board

PMC Receives Annual Audit, Ruedeman & Campell Leave Hospital Board

  “The past two years as a PMC board member have been one of the most rewarding periods in my 40-plus year career in the medical field,” said Prowers Medical Center Chairwoman, Candy Ruedeman.   She and fellow board member, Marge Campbell, had their terms of office expire with the PMC board meeting on Wednesday, April […]

Protect Colorado Horses—Three Important Updates

Protect Colorado Horses—Three Important Updates

  EHV-1, Biosecurity, Brand Inspection LAKEWOOD, Colo. – This time of year typically kicks off horseback riding, jackpots, horse shows, and a number of other horse events and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that there are a number of steps to protect their horses this season. Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) On March 26, […]

Prowers County 4-H Foundation  Kicks Off Annual Membership Drive

Prowers County 4-H Foundation Kicks Off Annual Membership Drive

Southeast Area—The Prowers County 4-H Foundation is holding their third annual “Membership Madness” round-up.  This is an opportunity for 4-H alumni, businesses or individuals to become a supporting member of Prowers County 4-H programming and Foundation is pleased to have seen support grow each year.  The Prowers County 4-H Foundation is heavily invested in supporting […]

Annual SE Regional Science Fair at Lamar Community College

Annual SE Regional Science Fair at Lamar Community College

(Lamar, Colorado; February 24, 2014) On Wednesday, February, 19 two hundred students from Campo, Eads, Holly, Lamar, Plainview, Springfield, Walsh, and Wiley competed in the annual Southeast Regional Science Fair. The SE Regional Science Fair represents a culmination of student research from the beginning of the school year. Projects vary in their scientific interest but […]

Farm to Table Forum: What do Colorado Consumers Want

Farm to Table Forum: What do Colorado Consumers Want

   Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture set to discuss: “Farm to Table: What do Consumers Really Want?”  The 2014 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, themed “Farm to Table: What do Consumers Really Want?,” highlights emerging trends in Colorado agriculture. The event is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2014, at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. “Colorado farmers […]

District VI takes over National Western Stock Show

District VI takes over National Western Stock Show

By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area—The dust from National Western Stock Show has finally settled and District VI 4-H members took the annual show by storm.  4-H members competed in market goat, market swine and Catch-A-Calf (CAC) and placed well throughout the course of the show.             The […]

Precision and Automation Technology for Weed Control

Precision and Automation Technology for Weed Control

    The world population is expected to reach 9 Billion by 2050.  This presents a challenge when considering the land and other resources globally available.  There are 6.6 Billion acres of arable land and it takes 1.2 acres to feed one person.  Currently, we can only feed 5.5 Billion people, which is dreadfully short […]

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Extreme & Extended Drought Workshop Set for Garden City Jan. 9

  Lincoln, Neb. – Over fifteen experts in the fields of irrigation, range management, climatology, and drought planning are scheduled to speak at a one-day workshop Jan. 9 in Garden City, Kan., on managing drought on the farm and ranch. Producers can register now for the workshop, which will be held at the 4-H building […]

Prowers Commissioners Receive LCC and CSU Extension Update

Prowers Commissioners Receive LCC and CSU Extension Update

Lamar Community College and Otero Junior College are combining some of their business education expertise to offer a new information outlet to area students and business people.  LCC President John Marrin and Christine Bullock from the college’s Small Business Management Faculty, discussed the concept in which OJC would expand their business classes to the ag […]

Delimitation of Emerald Ash Borer Starts Nov. 4 in Boulder

Delimitation of Emerald Ash Borer Starts Nov. 4 in Boulder

  In late September, the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive pest of ash trees was identified within the city limits of Boulder. Since that time, staff from the City of Boulder Forestry Division and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) have worked cooperatively to complete a visual assessment of all public and private ash […]

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2014 Redbooks are Now Available

    By: Prowers County Extension Office   The ever popular Colorado State University Integrated Resource Management Redbooks are now available at the Prowers County Extension Office.  Supply is limited and will be available on a first come/first serve basis.  These pocket size books contain a wealth of information, but are very popular with livestock […]

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IT’S TIME TO ORDER SEEDLING TREES

  Being inside due to the cold winter weather is a good time to begin planning those spring planting projects.  The Colorado State University Extension Offices in the Southeast Area are kicking off the 2014 seedling tree program.  We have a wide variety of windbreak trees available to order from your local Colorado State University […]

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National 4-H Week Underway

Colorado State 4-H Conference  Southeast Area— More than 6 million young people across the country today will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Prowers County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and […]

Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops

Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Ten grants totaling more than $675,000 have been awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops Program.   Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, seeds, greenhouse and nursery products and sod. Funds are received by CDA from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which is aimed at enhancing the […]