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Benchmarking Irrigation Water Use on Mixed Vegetable Farms in Northern Colorado: 2010-2018 – 4.724

By A. Card, S. Bokan, T.Mason, and J. Schneekloth* (07/2021) Quick Facts… Water use from 9 farms for 9 years averaged 21.5 inches per acre (583,811 gallons per acre) and ranged from 11.3 inches – 24.2 inches per acre. Subtract field level effective precipitation from turf grass evapotranspiration (ET minus EP) to create a rough […]

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How To Be Successful At A Farmers’ Market – 4.008

Print this fact sheet by Rita Azaltovic and Alison O’Connor* (6/19) Quick Facts… Smile! Make eye contact and smile at people walking by to engage customers. Use social media to share your upcoming locations, interact with your customers, and engage people outside of the markets. Get to know your fellow vendors and collaborate whenever possible. […]

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Triglyceride Blends (TGBs) as an Option for On-Farm Fuel Production

Print this fact sheet by A.C. Drenth1, A. Lakshminarayanan1, P.E. Cabot2, and D.B. Olsen3 (11/18) Quick Facts… A Triglyceride Blend (TGB) is a biofuel pathway that is easy and economical to produce. As compared to straight vegetable oil (SVO), TGBs improves viscosity, cold flow performance, and other physical properties to levels more similar to petrodiesel […]

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6.708 – Agricultural Hydropower Generation: On-Farm

Print this fact sheet by Blake Osborn1, Cary Weiner2, Sam Anderson3 (3/17) Quick Facts Colorado is leading the Nation in developing incentives for small hydropower generation Located mostly in mountainous areas, 7 percent of Colorado’s irrigated farm land (roughly 170,000 acres) has pressurization potential to produce a total of 30 megawatts of hydropower On-farm hydropower […]

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Phosphorus Fertilizers for Organic Farming Systems – 0.569

Print this fact sheet by A.L. Elliott, J.G. Davis, R.M. Waskom, J.R. Self and D.K. Christensen* (10/14) Quick Facts… Adequate soil phosphorus (P) is essential for optimal crop yields. Phosphorus tends to move downhill across the field and is less likely to leach vertically into the ground water. On alkaline soils research shows that it […]

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Farmers’ Markets and Direct Marketing for Colorado Producers – 4.007

Print this fact sheet by D. Thilmany and C. Thomas1 (6/09) Quick Facts… The United States Department of Agriculture reported that since 1994, the number of farmers markets nationwide has grown by nearly 3,000 and continues to grow. Colorado has seen a dramatic increase in farms that are marketing directly. Over 40 percent of consumers […]

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Shopping at Colorado Farmers’ Markets – 9.379

Print this fact sheet by M. Bunning, E. Shackelton, and S. Yeh* (1/21) Quick Facts… An abundance of flavorful, high quality produce is grown in Colorado. Shopping at farmers’ markets offers opportunities to select ‘just picked’ fresh produce and try unique locally-made products. If available, consider purchasing extra fresh produce to preserve and enjoy throughout […]

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Farming, Ranching: Health Hazard or Opportunity? – 10.201

Print this fact sheet by R.J. Fetsch* (6/11) Quick Facts… Farm owners were among the top 12 occupations with a significant incidence of stress-related illnesses, according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study. Stress is a personal response to a perceived threat. Failure to recognize early warning stress symptoms can lead to […]

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Wind Energy for Colorado Home Owners, Farmers and Small Businesses – 10.623

Print this fact sheet by I. Shonle and R. Cantwell* (5/15) Quick Facts… Winds on your site should be at least class 2 (annual wind speeds averaging 9.8 to 11.5 mph at 50 meters above ground level) to be suitable for wind generation. A state law passed in 2008 requires all utilities to allow residential […]

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Wildlife as a Farm and Ranch Business – 6.514

Print this fact sheet by D.E. Benson 1 (6/2010) Quick Facts… Wildlife is a big business in Colorado; ranching and wildlife are an integrated business. Season-long or daily leases are two ways to grant access for a fee. Developing a contract that outlines responsibilities of landowner and hunter provides for quality behavior from the hunter […]

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