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Living with Drought: Lessons from a Drier State

Come hear Arizona rancher Wink Crigler on January 15th at the Loma Sale Barn in Loma, CO, as shares lessons from a drier state on adapting to aridity, experience with wildfire, & working with agencies to accomplish goals and increase flexibility in her operation.

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Workshop Series: The Drought Resilient Ranch

Join your neighbors & CSU Extension in Rifle, CO for this 3 class series. Hear from fellow ranchers on drought management, strategize on actions, and connect with resources to accomplish projects. Dates: Last three Wednesdays in January, 2019 January 16, January 23, and January 30, 2019 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm Place: Garfield County Fairgrounds, Event Hall , 1001 Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650

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Agriculture and Recreation on Public Lands

Public lands in Colorado are multiple use. They provide grazing for livestock and are areas where you can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and more. Check out our video for tips to keep you safe around livestock.

What to do as a mountain biker if you encounter cows 

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May I feed my pigs and chickens all my table scraps? Not all, but most! Chickens and pigs are both omnivores and (in the wild) eat an extremely varied diet. Avoid feeding the following: rotten food, ... See more

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May I bury a dead animal on my property? If you follow all of the regulations set forth by the CDA, then yes. Groundwater contamination is one of the biggest concerns of this practice. Check out this ... See more

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May I burn my field or ditch like I see other people doing? Maybe. The burns you are seeing are likely agricultural burns and are intended to prepare waterways and fields for commercial crops. Just ... See more

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May I build a pond on my property? Probably not. Unless you have a water right you cannot access water flowing on or near your property. If you do have a right, you also need a storage right to hold ... See more

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