Colorado Agriculture http://kvnf.org en Local Motion: An In-Depth Look At What Organic Farming Really Means http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-depth-look-what-organic-farming-really-means <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's <em>Local Motion</em>, we’ll be looking at organic farming, and really, what that means.&nbsp; There are a number of unique certifications that differentiate produce from conventional farming.&nbsp; It can get a little confusing as to what the word "organic" means, what makes a farm certified USDA organic, and why some farmers choose different programs, or none at all. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:27:14 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29181 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: An In-Depth Look At What Organic Farming Really Means Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination http://kvnf.org/post/working-out-kinks-rebrand-colorado-agritourism-destination <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Carol Zadrozny, owner of Z&#039;s Orchard in Palisade, Colorado has had trouble securing insurance coverage for her agritourism attractions." data-attribution="Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kunc/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/IMG_2416.JPG" alt="" /><p>Colorado already draws thousands of visitors each year for skiing, hiking, beer drinking and, most recently, marijuana sampling. In 2012, those visitors spent more than $16 billion in the state. Tourism officials want more and they’re looking to do it by bringing well-educated “traveling foodies” to the state.<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:16:30 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 29076 at http://kvnf.org Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm http://kvnf.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity-farm Farms aren't just for food any more. With the <a href="http://www.kunc.org/term/series-local-food-challenge">local food movement growing</a>, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are instead marketing and selling the “farm experience” in the form of agritourism attractions.<p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:15:46 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 29077 at http://kvnf.org Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-tuesday-november-05-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Republicans Still Outpacing Democrats in Voter Turnout</li><li>Delta County Clerk on Changes in Voting after New Election Rules</li><li>Montrose County Schools Embarking on Ambitious IT Upgrades</li><li>Colorado Farmers Say Proposed Air-Quality Regulations are Too Weak</li><li>CPW Accepting Public Comments on Management Plans for Mule Deer</li><li>Independence Pass Closed for Season</li><li>Free Entrance to National Parks This Weekend Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:42:41 +0000 Brian Cambria 18187 at http://kvnf.org Farmers look to do more with less water http://kvnf.org/post/farmers-look-do-more-less-water <p>The future of agriculture across the Great Plains hinges on water. Without it, nothing can grow.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Climate models and population growth paint a pretty bleak picture for water availability a few decades from now. If farmers want to stay in business, they have to figure out how to do more with less. Enter: super efficient irrigation systems.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:54:07 +0000 Luke Runyon 15171 at http://kvnf.org Farmers look to do more with less water Staff of US Senator Michael Bennet Host Listening Session on Farm Bill http://kvnf.org/post/staff-us-senator-michael-bennet-host-listening-session-farm-bill <p>Members of Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet’s staff recently held a listening session in Paonia to gather community input on the 2013 Farm Bill. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Travis Bubenik 15084 at http://kvnf.org Staff of US Senator Michael Bennet Host Listening Session on Farm Bill