LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers board of directors Chairman Don Bloss has appointed five new members to the NSP Legislative Committee. These members include Mike Brooks of Colorado, Devin Schierling of Kansas, Rex Rush of New Mexico, J.B. Stewart of Oklahoma and Samuel Sparks III of Texas. Continue reading
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Network with industry peers, learn more about how to professionally promote your entity and area, and experience the sights and assets of Grand Junction, Colorado at this year’s conference. CLICK HERE to learn more and to get registered Continue reading
Do you own or work for a cultural, heritage, agritourism or outdoor adventure organization in Colorado? As part of the Colorado Tourism Office’s efforts to raise awareness of and appreciation for cultural, heritage, agricultural, and outdoor adventure assets statewide, Destination Development offers a peer-assistance and training program for farms and ranches, businesses, museums, attractions and organizations that want to improve or expand their own cultural, heritage tourism, agritourism or outdoor adventure attractions.
CSU Extension & El Paso County Agritourism Workshop – Oct. 6 in Colorado Springs
The Colorado Agritourism Association is a sponsor for a workshop on Friday October 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM, with an optional farm tour from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. The workshop will be held at the El Paso office of Colorado State University Extension, 17 North Spruce Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80905 and will feature topics such as resources to launch your agritourism business, understanding and managing risk, and how to determine what your visitors are seeking. Cost for the workshop, lunch included, is $25, and $35 to add the optional farm tour.
Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of Las Vegas attack
DENVER — Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the victims of the attack in Las Vegas and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump. Flags should be lowered until Friday, Oct. 6 at sunset.
The full text of the president’s proclamation: Continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 2, 2017 – With the American agriculture community, including the pork industry, facing a labor shortage, the National Pork Producers Council today called on Congress to adopt legislation creating a new category for non-seasonal agriculture workers.
NPPC supports a bill, known as the AG Act, introduced today by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., that would create an H-2C program, allowing non-seasonal agriculture workers to remain in the United States for up to three years while deferring a portion of their pay as incentive for them to return to their home country. Workers would need to return for one month for every year in the United States. Continue reading
Thoughts from CO Egg Producer Executive Director Bill Scebbi…
Understating the vital role the program plays in the future of agriculture, the Colorado Egg Producers Association recently voted in favor of sponsoring the Colorado FFA Association at $2,500 this year. The Colorado FFA Foundation seeks resources — human, financial and in-kind — to support agricultural education in Colorado, including students involved in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the Colorado Young Farmers Education Association (CYFEA) programs, and teachers in the Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (CVATA), among others.
CDA: Looking for an “Eggs”cellent Source of Nutrition?
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. Celebrate World Egg Day on October 13 with Colorado eggs. Colorado’s 4.5 million laying hens produce more than 1.3 billion eggs each year. Eggs are protein packed and nutrient dense, with 14 essential nutrients including choline and Vitamin D. Try this easy five ingredient recipe to enjoy nutritious and delicious Colorado eggs. Look for Colorado eggs at your local grocery store or on the menu at restaurants across the state.
Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation
READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Monday, October 2nd
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