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Program: Colorado Ag Today

  • National Western Stock Show Provides Intern Opportunities

    The National Western Stock Show continues through Sunday and if you aren’t in Denver at the Stock Show but are keeping tabs on how your particular breed’s show has gone, very likely if you on following via social media or National Western’s website you can thank a hard working intern for the prose and images.

  • Request for Sunflower Performance Trials Entries

    Colorado State University and Extension specialist Dr. Jerry Johnson says companies participation is critical to the success of these hybrid sunflower performance trials.

  • Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association

    While at the Potato Expo last week in Las Vegas, I stopped by the Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association booth and visited with Manager Preston Stanley and asked him what is unique about Colorado’s seed potatoes.

  • Colorado Grain Stocks and Crop Summary

    Last week the USDA released their Crop Summary and Grain Stocks Reports. NASS Mountain Region Director Bill Meyer reports on Colorado statistics from the Crop Summary.

  • When Should Ranchers Consider Logging

    In a new video co-produced by CSU extension and Colorado State Forest Service,, John Twitchell Steamboat Springs District Forester, provides some thoughts on whether logging is feasible

  • When Should Ranchers Consider Logging

    In a new video co-produced by CSU extension and Colorado State Forest Service,, John Twitchell Steamboat Springs District Forester, provides some thoughts on whether logging is feasible

  • Oregon's Burns Cty Standoff is a Western Issue

    Here in Colorado, Oregon’s Harney county is hundreds of miles away, “out of sight out of mind ”. But as Oregon’s Congressman Greg Walden so passionately explained from the Senate floor last week. This is not an Oregon issue, it’s a Western Issue.

  • Platte Valley FFA Awarded $5,000 Grant

    The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Platte Valley FFA Chapter in Kersey, Colo., which will help those students add GPS-controlled, variable-rate sprinkler nozzles to the chapter's research field.

  • Sunflower Oil Is a Healthy Option

    With the new dietary guidelines being released National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbakken, share more about about the healthy profile of sunflower oil.

  • CSU Day at the Stock Show Jan. 16

    This Saturday, January 16th is the annual Colorado State University Day at the National Western Stock Show.

  • Colorado Farm Bureau Educates Public About Ag

    National Western Stockshow is upon us. With the opportunity to watching the showing judging, seeing old friends, and watch exciting rodeo, also comes a great avenue to educate the public about Colorado agriculture.

  • Bob Stallman Appreciation Day

    Yesterday, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack decreed the day, American Farm Bureau Retiring President Bob Stallman Appreciation Day.

  • Seeking Nominees for the Colorado Ag Exporting Awards

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture is looking to recognize and honor Colorado companies for their export efforts through the second annual Governor’s Award for Agricultural Exporting.

  • Kick Up Your Queso with Colorado Buffalo

    January’s Colorado Proud program highlights colorado buffalo with its Buffalo Queso dip.

  • Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture

    In February, the Colorado Agriculture Leadership Program is putting together an exciting agenda for the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.

  • Landlord Relationships Advice

    In today’s capital intensive world of agriculture, many young or beginning farmers are renting or leasing land.

  • People Skills Essential For Ag Producers

    In the past farmers or ranchers could operate as individuals --- not having to rely on others for success. However, as agriculture has consolidated and the globe has become smaller, getting along with and working with others has become more and more important.

  • Gluten Removed From Wheat Using Mushroom Technology

    A Denver-based food technology company has been using mushrooms to extract the bitterness from both coffee and chocolate and just recently announced that its mushroom technology also naturally removes the gluten from wheat.

  • CommonGround Supports Conversations with Consumers

    CommonGround is an amazing grass-roots organization that brings women who grow food together with women who buy food to engage in conversations.

  • Importance of Farmers and Ranchers Participating in Social Media

    There are some great Colorado agricultural organizations that are active on Facebook and Twitter — one of these is the Colorado Farm Bureau.

  • Stop Grumbling

    We all enjoy being with people who like what they do. Grumbling and whining are never what people want to have to listen to. How much time do you spend looking at and discussing your half-empty glass?

  • Santa Claus

    As those of you with young children in the house know, today is all about the preparation for Santa Claus visit this evening.

  • What Does the New Year Hold for Corn Market?

    As we look ahead to the New Year next week, I asked Colorado State University and Extension Economist Dr. Stephan Koontz what producers might expect in the 2016 corn market.

  • Seeking Nominees for the Colorado Leopold Conservation Award® Program

    Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award® honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

  • Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture

    In February, the Colorado Agriculture Leadership Program is putting together an exciting agenda for the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.

  • Dept of Natural Resources Mike King Resigns

    The CO Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Mike King's resignation was announced yesterday and will take effect Dec. 31.

  • Recent Snow Storms and Weather Forecast

    A series of snowy storms continues to hit the Northwestern part of the Plains and much of the Rocky Mountains - with the latest episode on Tuesday.

  • Colorado Foundation for Ag Looking for Applicants for Excellence in Teaching Award

    The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is looking for educators that are using agriculture topics in academic curriculum.

  • Corn and Wheat World Production

    The latest USDA Corn Outlook shows a month to month decline in global production and changes to the U.S. balance sheet.

  • Telling Ag’s Story

    At last week’s Colorado Ag Classic the theme being Defining Sustainability and something that several speakers hit upon was the importance of farmers and ranchers telling their personal ag story.

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