Upcoming Events: Energy Expo, Water Summit, Crop Clinic, Applicator Training

Agriculture Energy Expo to be held in Yuma, Colorado December 7
Fifteen percent of agricultural production costs are energy related, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and as energy prices rise, these costs claim an ever bigger portion of farm budgets. In the past few years energy in agriculture production has increased dramatically.  According to Rich Mullaney, Community Energy Coordinator with CSU Extension, “information will be shared with attendees regarding the agriculture energy audits and there will be discussion concerning ways for producers to start looking more closely at how energy is being used on their operation.”

The Agriculture Energy Expo will be held at the Yuma County Fairgrounds on December 7, 2011.  More information and an agenda here:  http://bit.ly/vlKdWE

Colorado Ag Water Summit – Loveland, December 1. Early registration deadline is November 4. For more information and to register, go to www.coagwater.org. The cost for agricultural producers before Nov. 4 is $50 and $75 after that date. Non-producers are $75 before Nov. 4 and $100 after. Students are free, though registration is required. A Welcome Reception, co-hosted by the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC), will be held the evening before the Summit beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Complete press release here: [download id=”421″]

CSU Extension Northeast Colorado Crop Clinic – December 13 and 14, Brush, Colorado. Continuing education credits for applicators and certified crop advisors. Program sessions cover: Program Sessions Cover: Managing Pest Resistance, Crop Nutrient Management, Crop Rotation Systems, and Dryland and Limited Irrigation Systems. Registration due by December 1, 2011. [download id=”422″]

Pesticide Applicator Sessions in Southeast Colorado, December 14 and 15

Colorado State University’s Southeast Area Extension is offering three Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops in December 2011. Training is aimed to provide new information on pest control, health and environmental safety, pest management technology and changes in pesticide laws and regulations to help the applicators to continue to use pesticides safely and effectively. The training provides required continuing education credits to applicators already holding valid CDA licenses. More information: [download id=”423″] [download id=”424″] [download id=”425″]

The Pesticide Applicator training sessions are schedules as follows:

December 14

8:00 am to 12:15 pm for private and core commercial credits, Springfield, Baca

County Fairgrounds

1:00 to 5:30 pm for commercial Ag categories (101, 102, 103, 111 and 303)

December 15 (Private and core commercial credits only)

8:00 am to 12:15 pm Eads, Kiowa County Court Meeting Room

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Lamar, County Anex. Mezzanine

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