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LCC’s Precision Agriculture Program Offers a Fresh Look at Farming Practices

LCC’s Precision Agriculture Program Offers a Fresh Look at Farming Practices

    (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Precision Agriculture students are learning the latest and greatest in agriculture education, all for a fraction of the cost that four-year universities charge. LCC offers a 28 credit hour certificate for its Precision Agriculture program, an approach to farming and animal agriculture that seeks to optimize […]

$1 Million in CARES Act Funds Available to Colorado Farmers, Ranchers and Processors

$1 Million in CARES Act Funds Available to Colorado Farmers, Ranchers and Processors

      The Colorado Department of Agriculture is making about $1 million in grant funding available for Colorado farmers, ranchers, food hubs and processors to support them in adjusting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food supply chain. Colorado agricultural producers are eligible for grant awards up to $12,500. Farmers markets, […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Widespread moisture received last week provided temporary relief to drought conditions but delayed fieldwork and harvest in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Northeastern counties experienced mixed weather including rain, hail, snow, and freezing temperatures. County reports noted no damage yet […]

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

  Nearly 100 cattle ranchers and industry stakeholders gathered around their computers on Wednesday, July 1 for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Leadership Election and Social Hour. Leaders were recognized and the CCA Board of Directors settled into their new roles; while attendees saw familiar faces and reconnected with old colleagues and friends. The event […]

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

  US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue US Senator Michael Bennet US Senator Cory Gardner RE: Drought Disaster in SE Colorado & FAILURE of USDA Safety Nets-Emergency Measures Needed Dear Secretary Perdue, Senator Bennet, & Senator Gardner, The past three years have been devastating for farmers in S/E Colorado, due to extreme weather events, that greatly […]

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 9, 2018) On Wednesday, April 4, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 800 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day, the largest crowd yet for the event. 780 FFA members from 42 schools throughout Colorado and Oklahoma attended and competed in a range of events. Greg Cash, LCC […]

Every Buy is a Learning Lesson

Every Buy is a Learning Lesson

Students from Lamar Community College, led by faculty member, Curtis Temple, will visit various sites around the region each fall, to help round out their agriculture studies with an in-the-field classroom assignment. This time, the field was at Safeway, East Olive Street in Lamar. About a dozen students and Temple were gathered around the meat […]

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

  Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with […]

Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) Set for LCC on Feb. 3

Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) Set for LCC on Feb. 3

(Lamar, Colorado; January 23, 2017) The Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) will be held on Friday, February 3, at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  This event is an exciting opportunity for locals working in production agriculture for a full day of quality information that they can immediately put into practice. SCALE is free […]

On the Horizon with Nolan Stone of CLA

On the Horizon with Nolan Stone of CLA

  Colorado Livestock Association President, Nolan Stone, shares his thoughts about the future of the livestock industry and of the Association. Nolan Stone, President of the Colorado Livestock Association, is a fifth generation Colorado cattlemen who was raised near Karval, 17 miles southeast of Punkin Center. For the past 17 years, Nolan has worked for […]

Colorado Employment Situation for February 2016

Colorado Employment Situation for February 2016

Employers in Colorado added 2,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,584,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 1,600. This is the 52nd month of consecutive nonfarm payroll jobs gains. The last time Colorado experienced this many months or […]