2019 Upcoming Agronomy & Soils Programs
Produce Safety and FSMA On-Farm Readiness Review
January 9th & 10th, 2019 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction, CO
The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, CSU Extension and Colorado Department of Agriculture will be hosting a FSMA Training Course on January 9, 2019 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction. The training is scheduled from 7:30 am -5:00 pm. The registration fee is $50 which includes a light breakfast, lunch, PSA materials, and a certificate of completion as required under FSMA. Note that attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate. A produce safety plan (which is not required under FSMA) writing workshop will be held January 10th at the same location.
For more information contact Seth Urbanowitz in the Delta Extension office or register here:
Western Colorado Soil Health Conference
The Western Colorado Soil Health Conference will take place February 21st and 22nd in Delta, CO at the Center for Performing Arts. The conference will showcase local producers implementing innovative production techniques that improve soil health and their bottom line. In addition, there will be scientists and agency personnel discussing various aspects of the science behind soil health.
Keep an eye on there Facebook Page for more info.
No Till Cover Crop Tour in Grand and Uncompaghre Valleys
Date TBD ~ Spring 2019
CSU-Extension, area conservation districts, and NRCS personnel will be holding a no-till and cover crop tour in the Grand and Uncompaghre valleys in early to mid-spring. We will visit local farms and the experiment station to discuss research and practices being implemented by farmers in the area. Stay tuned for more information.