Upcoming Events about Sustainable Agricultural Practices

February 26, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Western Colorado Soil Health Conference

Virtual and In-Person at Montrose Pavilion, 1800 E. Pavilion Pl., Montrose

Soil health is critical to the future of agricultural production on the Western Slope of Colorado.  With a contingent of farmers as well as community groups and government officials, the Western Slope has been able to take soil health education and implementation techniques and specifically adjust them for the local area.  As pressure on agricultural production increases, soil health practices can insure that agricultural needs are met with sustainable production, quality and economic viability.



March 3, 10 a.m. to Noon

What will your ditch look like in 20 years?

Location: Ouray County Fairgrounds, 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway

 10:30 – 10:45 Introduction and CAWA’s Current Projects, Greg Peterson, Colorado Ag Water Alliance 

10:45 – 11:15 “Ag Producer Survey on Irrigation Infrastructure Needs” – Phil Brink, Colorado Cattlmen’s Ag Water NetWORK 

11:15 – 11:45 “Bureau of Reclamation and NRCS Salinity Grants As Part of The Funding Package for Your Ditch System” – Paul Kehmeier, Colorado Department of Agriculture 

11:45 – 12:15 “River District’s Community Funding Partnership” – Amy Moyer, Colorado River District 

12:15 – 12:30 “Plugging in State and Other Options for Funding” – Greg Peterson, Colorado Ag Water Alliance 

 RSVP at https://ouraywater.eventbrite.com