CSU Ext: Farm and Ranch Business Succession Workshop
SOUTHEAST AREA EXTENSION SAYS
By: Mallory Sikes, CSU Extension Agent
Contact: email@example.com or (719)523-6971
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colorado State University Extension to Deliver Estate Planning Workshops
Planning how to transfer your farm, ranch, or other business to the next generation is difficult. Just as is planning for retirement and formalizing your estate plan. The many emotional issues involved with such planning causes us to procrastinate. We don’t want to make some of the tough decisions, so we don’t! Continue reading
Take the National Young Farmer Survey and let Congress know that #FarmersCount! The survey is conducted every five years by the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) in order to understand and elevate the issues that matter most to young farmers and aspiring farmers. Take the survey today and share it broadly. It is crucial that the survey results represent all young farmers and aspiring farmers, no matter where they live or what they grow. Survey answers are completely confidential. Take the survey at youngfarmers.org/survey
REACH YOUR 2017 HEALTH GOALS WITH THE INCREDIBLE EGG
Colorado egg farmers share new research and ways to get healthy in the New Year
DENVER – January 2017 – It can be tough to get your health back on track after the feasts and treats that come along with the holiday season. If you have set health and wellness resolutions for the New Year, then you will benefit from adding eggs to a balanced diet, thanks to the high-quality protein and essential vitamins eggs provide. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants to help Coloradans on the road to good health this year by educating you on the many health benefits of the incredible, edible egg.
Dairy Day at the Colorado Farm Show
This year at the Colorado Farm Show, Dairy Day will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Room A at the Island Grove Events Center in Greeley from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Featured speakers include Dr. Pablo Pinedo, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences at CSU, who will be giving an update on dairy-related research activities at Colorado State University; Marie teVelde, Director of Farm Practices at Dairy Farmers of America, who will be speaking about the National Dairy FARM Program; Dr.David Erf, geneticist at Dairy Technical Services, who will be speaking about what we learn when we genomic test and what is new in genomics; Kevin Paul, Managing Partner, Heizer/Paul LLP giving an update on farm labor; and Tom Haren, CEO of AGPROfessionals will be speaking about the future of dairy development.
For more information on Dairy Day, including information on their travel voucher giveaway, click here.
Wyoming Stock Growers Association News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2017
Contact Haley Lockwood at 307.638.3942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Sand County Foundation: Jenni Le (608) 663-4605 Ext. 32
Garrett Ranch Receives 2017 Leopold Conservation Award® as Part of Wyoming’s Environmental Stewardship Award Program
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Garrett Ranch has been named the 2017 recipient of the Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award®, presented in partnership by Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association through their Environmental Stewardship Award Program.
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.” Continue reading
CFA: Readers Needed for Colorado Ag Literacy Project
WE NEED YOU TO READ TO A CLASSROOM!
Colorado Literacy Project brings Colorado Farmers and Ranchers into the classroom to read a book about agriculture to students. Teachers register their classes with CFA to let us know they want a volunteer to visit and read to their students.
During March, April and May students and their teachers can learn about food from the Colorado farmers and ranchers who produce it. Continue reading
Food, Fiber & More!
AgriCULTURE in the Classroom Summer Institute
Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom Summer Institute Scholarships Available…
You can choose to attend:
RIFLE – June 12-16, 2017 or
FORT COLLINS – June 19-23, 2017
DENVER – June 26-30, 2017
This is a five day course designed for teachers who have little or no agriculture background.
You can receive 3 continuing credits from CSU.
Institute cost: $250 (scholarships available to pre-registered educators)
Sign up today to reserve space and to apply for a scholarship for 2017 Food, Fiber & More AITC Summer Institute.
Register at www.growingyourfuture.com Continue reading
NCBA/PLC Support Confirmation of Rep. Zinke for Secretary of Interior
WASHINGTON (Jan. 16, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council released the following statements today in support of the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) for the Secretary of Interior:
“During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Zinke has consistently advocated for our western communities, economies, and ranchers,” said Tracy Brunner, NCBA president. “He has demanded transparency and the inclusion of stakeholders when it comes to land management decisions, and has a strong understanding of the challenges that come with stewarding the West.” Continue reading