The third-annual Colorado Agriculture Big and Small Conference and Trade Show will take place from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21-23 at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley.
This diverse, three-day educational program includes topics on sustainable agriculture, soil ecology, marketing into local food systems, sourcing organic livestock feed, insect control with mulches, selling to local produce retailers, drip irrigation, composting, news for farm workers, making a living with a small greenhouse, climate change and agricultural impacts. Registration is due by Feb. 15 and is $35 per day, $60 for two days or $75 for the three-day conference and trade show.
A morning tour will leave from the South West Weld County Complex on Feb. 20. It will cover two Community Supported Agricultural operations. For a complete conference program and brochure, go to www.coloradoagriculturebigandsmall.com.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, the conference will focus on small acreages with programs on pastures, weed management, planting grasses, manure management, composting, care of trees in windbreaks, living snow fences, basic horse foot care, buying a horse, raising poultry, barns, outbuildings and buying a tractor.
The conference will interest commodity business and growers as well as people with an interest in any of the 37 educational presentations available during this three-day event. Those interested in a commercial booth may call Fred Petersen in the Weld County Extension Office at (970) 304-6535, ext. 2073.
For information and registration, call Fred Petersen, Weld County Extension director, at (970) 304-6535, ext. 2073. Registration may be completed with Visa or Master Card. Registration also is available by visiting www.coloradoagriculturebigandsmall.com.