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All Things Potato Workshop set for April 8

An All Things Potato Workshop will take place on April 8 at 10 a.m. at the CSU Extension office. Research horticulturalist David Holm from the San Luis Valley Research Center…

Funding available for agricultural energy projects

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) are seeking applicants for agricultural energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The total amount available for assistance in…

Versatile and colorful Colorado beans

By Wendy White Special to The PREVIEW Colorado produces a wide range of bean varieties, including pinto, light red kidney and black, and the state ranks eighth nationally in dry…

Understanding how raspberry plants grow

Raspberries are a great, productive fruit plant that can be grown by gardeners in many parts of the United States, including all but the highest elevation areas of Colorado. In…

Start preparing for the county fair now

By Charlotte Williams Special to The SUN The Archuleta County Fair is coming. This summer, the biggest celebration in town begins, and you can help make it happen. How? If…

Colorado farmers and ranchers share nutrient and water quality best management practices, look for survey input

Across Colorado, farmers and ranchers are using best management practices to help keep nutrients out of lakes and streams and improve Colorado’s water quality. The full version of this story…

Archuleta County Weed and Pest to hold spring pesticide education workshop

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist Between troublesome insects, molds, rodents and invasive plants, pesticides are a part of life. There are laws in place to protect us while we use…

Annie’s Project Pagosa retreat announced

Agricultural ventures for women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s…

Producers encouraged to submit info for the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory

The Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, which promotes Colorado farmers markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries and farms…

Resilient Archuleta meeting set for Jan. 30

I recently participated in a grant-awarded Sonoran Institute “Resiliency” workshop with four other Archuleta community representatives who have now formed “Resilient Archuleta,” a grassroots group that is working toward engaging…