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Fifth annual Ark Valley Farm/Ranch/Water Symposium and Trade Show coming Feb. 5


Mark your calendar for the fifth annual Arkansas Valley Farm/Ranch/Water Symposium and Trade Show, scheduled for Feb. 5, in Rocky Ford, Colo.

This year's topics include the new farm bill, biodiesel from oil seed crops, and carbon sequestration. The symposium will also provide updates on country-of-origin labeling, animal feeding operation regulations, irrigation efficiency rules, and the latest research information from the lysimeter project at the Arkansas Valley Research Center. John Stulp, Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner, will provide a legislative update during lunch.

Chuck Hanagan, Farm Service Agency, and Dave Miller, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will discuss the 2008 farm bill and how changes will affect farmers and ranchers. A group of local producers, Dave Kitch, Joel Lundquist, and Hal Holder, will discuss producing biodiesel from oil seed crops. Dr. Richard Conant, CSU, and Rich Mullaney, AgriTech Consulting, will discuss carbon sequestration and opportunities for farmers and ranchers to become involved in offsetting carbon emissions. Bill Sauble will shed light on his experiences selling carbon offsets and management practices he uses on his ranch in New Mexico.

Short update sessions will cover topics affecting today's farmers and ranchers. Dr. Jack Whittier, CSU Extension, will provide an update on country-of-origin labeling for livestock and other products and how this impacts producers. Animal feeding operations are common in agriculture and Ron Jepson, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will provide much needed information as well as discuss protecting water quality. As a follow up to last year's symposium, Steve Witte, the Division 2 Engineer with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, will provide an update about irrigation efficiency rules. Dr. Mike Bartolo will discuss the use of a lysimeter at the Arkansas Valley Research Center to determine water usage.

The symposium will be held at the Gobin Community Building in Rocky Ford, Colo., with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The program will begin at 8:45 a.m. Early registration is $20 per person or $30 per couple prior to January 30 ($25 and $35, respectfully, after January 30). Student registration is $5. For more information, contact Janet Golden or Natalie Edmundson, CSU Extension office in Rocky Ford at 719-254-7608, or visit the website:

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Date: 1/14/09


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