agriculture

Local Students Tackle The Food Waste Problem

May 19, 2016
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Food waste is a growing problem across the country and Montezuma County is no exception. In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's monthly program that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities, Tom Yoder talks with Clare Vass, a sophomore at Dolores High School, about how her and her fellow students with the High School Leadership program found a solution for dealing with food waste from local restaurants.

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  • Local ranchers want to hire their own rangeland technician to analyze the condition of grazing allotments rather than relying on public-lands agencies’ studies.
  • Voters in the sprawling Cortez Fire District will have to go to the polls literally Tuesday if they want to have a say in choosing board members.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Candice Wood about her involvement in a farm incubator program at the Old Fort Lewis for beginning farmers in the Four Corners region that provides support services and helps new farmers develop the skills necessary to succeed.

What's New At The Four States Ag Expo

Mar 15, 2016
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Radiance Beals and Shay Allred from the Four States Ag Expo about what visitors can expect at the event this year, and also Christine Foote of the Montezuma School To Farm Project about their C.A.L.F. education program that will be featured at the Ag Expo this year.

Support for Small-Scale Farmers

Mar 1, 2016
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with local farmer and host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More Bob Bragg, and Travis Custer of the High Desert Conservation District about the growth of small-scale farming in Montezuma County, and helping small farmers get the help they need to be successful.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, outgoing host and show founder Sarah Syverson talks with new host Kellie Pettyjohn about what brought her to the role and her thoughts and ideas on where the show could go, and Kellie asks Sarah about her favorite moments hosting the Big Fat Farm Show, and her plans moving forward.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick continues the conversation with Bob Bragg of KSJD's Ag Markets & More, about the environmental impacts of large concentrated animal feedlot operations, the economic structure behind them, and how the choices that consumers make are key to changing our food systems.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Bob Bragg of Ag Markets & More and co-host Lyn Patrick about Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations; the current problems with these operations and what is being done to address them.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kate Greenberg, Western Water Program Coordinator for the National Young Farmers Coalition, and Mike Nolan, Vice President of the local chapter of the Coalition, about how their organization supports young farmers, how they approach working on policy, and what is happening at the upcoming Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum.

  • Property valuations for irrigated farmland in Dolores County are being reduced 3 to 5 percent as the result of research by a state property-tax expert.
  • Thirty-six thousand pounds of trash has been picked up from the Lake Powell shoreline.


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