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 Local Motion: Sustainability and the Future of Agriculture http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-sustainability-and-future-agriculture <p>Cyn Holder speaks with author and&nbsp; professor, John Ikerd.&nbsp;&nbsp; Ikerd is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia. &nbsp; He writes and speaks on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:34:28 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 22928 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Sustainability and the Future of Agriculture iSeeChange: Rodman's Bales of Cornstalks http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-rodmans-bales-cornstalks <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">About a month ago on thealmanac.org, Don posted a photo of a fellow with a big semi-load of bales – but they weren’t hay, they were cornstalks. The use of forage other than the traditional alfalfa and other grasses is becoming a necessity for some ranchers.&nbsp;</p><p>Drought has made it more common now, but Judd Rodman has been harvesting cornstalks for cattle feed as far back as 1990. Based south of Paonia, he employs five people who help him harvest, bale and deliver cornstalk all over the Western Slope.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:15:48 +0000 Marty Durlin 8734 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Rodman's Bales of Cornstalks Delta BOCC Hearing on Hen Houses, Round 2 http://kvnf.org/post/delta-bocc-hearing-hen-houses-round-2 <p>Yesterday afternoon, the Delta County Commissioners took additional evidence and testimony on two applications for laying hen operations in the county. One of them, Western Slope Layers, has been operating for a few months already on Powell Mesa. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the hearing was required after a district court sent the commissioners original approval of both applications back to the county for further review.</p><p><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.kvnf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ChickenHearing_9_4_12.mp3">ChickenHearing_9_4_12</a></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:10:01 +0000 107 at http://kvnf.org Delta BOCC Hearing on Hen Houses, Round 2 iSeeChange: Backyard Bees http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-backyard-bees <p>As awareness about the critical role bees play in agriculture grows, so has interest in backyard bee keeping. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin looks into questions that North Fork Valley beekeepers have about bee swarms this year.</p><p>You can see a video of Rita Clagett’s honeybees on the iSeeChange and the KVNF Facebook pages. Stay tuned for more iSeeChange animal stories later this month.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:26:26 +0000 Christy Eller 105 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Backyard Bees