Upcoming Conservation Events

Pheasants Forever (PF) recognizes the importance of working closely with private landowners to develop wildlife habitat. Through PF’s partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologists work closely with landowners to identify marginal acres of farmland for wildlife habitat development. These efforts help landowners improve their net income and results in the establishment of quality habitat.

Pheasants Forever and other partner wildlife biologists will be attending and presenting wildlife habitat information in conjunction with various conservation and agriculture expos in the upcoming months. Biologists will be setting up a habitat education booth and talking with attendees about the importance of wildlife habitat and the ways to include wildlife habitat in their farming, ranching, and recreational plans.

Colorado Farm Show (January 27-29th, 2015)
It is fitting that one of the largest — and oldest — farm shows in the nation takes place in Weld County, the fourth largest agriculture producing county in the United States. The annual three-day event features almost 350 ag-related exhibits and draws more than 30,000 visitors from throughout the region interested in learning more about ag products, services, and machinery. And volunteers with a love for agriculture make it happen. The 2015 Colorado Farms Show will take place on January 27, 28, and 29th at the Island Grove Regional Park (421 North 15th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631). Visit http://www.coloradofarmshow.com/ for more details.

CCTA’s 2015 High Plains No-Till Conference (February 3-4, 2015)
The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association (CCTA) was founded in 1988 to serve the needs of farmers searching for new ways to diversify their farms and better utilize their resources. This conference features speakers and exhibitors from all branches of farming, ranching, and conservation. The 2015 High Plains No-Till Conference will take place on Feb. 3-4, 2015 at the Burlington Community Center (340 S. 14th Street, Burlington, CO 80807). For more info or to register, visit http://www.highplainsnotill.com/ .

The Farming Evolution 2015 (February 12-13, 2015)
Mark your calendars and plan to be in Holyoke, CO, on February 12 & 13, 2015, for an exciting, informative and motivational day with Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta. Gabe, along with his wife, Shelly, and son, Paul, are on the leading edge of exploring alternative farming and ranching ideas. Ray is a Conservation Agronomist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. His infectious enthusiasm for soil health has earned him the moniker, Ray the Soils Guy.

“The Farming Evolution 2015” will be held at the Event Center on the fairgrounds in Holyoke, CO. Thursday, February 12 will have a farming focus while Friday will look at the ranching operation. Registration is $19 for one day or $25 for both days and includes lunch, handout materials and a social Thursday afternoon. Registration increases $6 after February 4. Visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/farming-evolution-2015-tickets-13556478793 for more details.

Pheasants Forever Biologists (in partnership with NRCS and CPW)

Jerry Miller
Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist- NE Colorado
(970) 580-5028

Shannon Bowling
Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist- East-Central Colorado

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