Specialty Crops is Hiring Undergraduate Students!
Interested in applying? Check out RamWeb listing 11956 or click here for details.
Thanks for Attending the 2018 High Plains Organic Conference!
2019 is scheduled so mark your calendars.
Feb 26th and 27th, 2019
Centennial Room, Laramie County College
Students use code Student2018 for 50% off your tickets!
Interested in Food & Farm Related Events in Colorado? Here’s how we stay tuned in:
High Tunnel and Greenhouse Production Workshop
The workshop will teach food producers how to manage production in a greenhouse-like environment. Participants will learn options, design, cost, and management of greenhouse type structures; how to manage diseases in a greenhouse-type environment; management of insect pests and beneficial insects; and hear a farmer’s perspective from guest speaker Yosef Camire of Ahavah Farm.
When: Friday May 18 from 10am to 3:30pm
Where: 17 N Spruce Street, Colorado Springs, CO
Registration is $40/person and lunch is provided. For more information and to register, click here.
The Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
has become the premier food safety conference of the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. The conference brings together professionals from the food industry and the food safety community, providing a unique annual opportunity for updates, networking, and new ideas. National and local experts present information and views on current issues, problems, and developments. Conference participants gain an updated, broader view of the field and their role in securing and protecting a safe food supply.
When: Tuesday, May 8th to Wednesday, May 9th
Where: Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
General registration fee is $225, first time industry attendee registration fee is $175 and student registration fee is $175.
For more information, click here
Agriculture Disaster Training and Emergency Planning
This one-day training through Colorado, Montana and Wyoming Extension is designed to prepare producers, county officials, and other citizens to collaborate on emergency response in their area. Emergency response in this case refers to disasters like drought, wildfires, floods, disease outbreaks, transportation accidents and other local incidents that put county emergency managers, agricultural producers and Extension agents “at the front lines”.
When: Wednesday April 11th, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Where: Dolores County Public Service Center, Dove Creek, CO
Course is FEMA and Peace Officer (P.O.S.T) certified.
For more information and to register, click here. Register by April 11th
Join the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) for a hands-on grafting workshop, and take home four heritage apple trees (grafted by you)!
When: Saturday April 7th, 2018
Where: The Old Fort, Hesperus, CO
Registration is $35 for MORP members, $45 otherwise. Also possible to observe for free, however it is best to do the hands-on grafting activities. Maximum of 20 participants allowed.
For more information and registration details, click here.
Participate in a Market Chanel Assessment!
CSU wants to pay you (farmer) $100 to help develop your market chanels!
What you have to do:
- Let CSU come visit your farm and have you take the introductory survey,
- Fill out a simple activity log each day documenting the time spent on harvest and market preparation, and
- Give CSU information on sales for the week.
In return, they will:
- Analyze the data using their model,
- Make personalized recommendations to optimize your marketing efforts and channel combinations, and
- Provide a detailed report (found on the Get Involved page) summarizing your farm’s data to guide decision-making.
FREE Poultry Webinars
Feeds and Feeding for Small Backyard Flocks
Thursday, April 19th, 1pm MDT
Small Flock Management
Wednesday, April 25th, 12pm EDT