From Pipi’s Pasture: A workshop for women in agriculture

This week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” has information about upcoming events at the Moffat County Extension Office in Craig. The first event is a workshop that will be held Jan. 29 at the Moffat County Extension Office.

It is “Farm and Ranch Management for Women in Agriculture.” The workshop, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is intended for women and other interested parties who want to learn more about farm and ranch management and to better understand their properties.

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Diane Prather

Topics to be covered include: understanding your property, resource inventory and planning, grazing management, introduction to property care, weed control and dealing with livestock and wildlife.

A representative from Colorado AgrAbility will give a presentation about farm and ranch adaptations for disabled farmers and ranchers. Other presentations will be given by JD Sexton, Moffat County Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development agent.

Attendees will be able to participate in discussions with the presenters and visit with their neighbors.

The workshop is sponsored by Colorado State University Extension, the Moffat County Cattlewomen and AgrAbility. There is no cost for participating in the workshop, and you do not have to preregister. Just show up!

For more information, call the Moffat County Extension Office at 970-824-9180 or stop by the office.

The Moffat County 4-H/FFA mandatory market beef weigh-in and tagging will be held Feb. 2 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. All market beef animals must be weighed-in and tagged on this date in order to show or sell at the 2014 Moffat County Fair. Weigh-in will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Market beef animals being nominated for the State Fair must be tagged and retinal scanned during this scheduled weigh-in. There is a $5 per head charge for each animal being nominated.

In order to have an animal retinal scanned, 4-H/FFA members must present their premises ID number. If you don’t have your ID number, call the Extension Office for information as to how to get one.

For more information about the weigh-in and tagging, check the Moffat County 4-H newsletter or call the Moffat County Extension Office.

Now is the time to enroll in 4-H for 2014. The Moffat County Extension Office recommends members and leaders enroll now, through January 2014.

Clubs already are meeting. Enrollment is $3 per member and $20 per Cloverclub member.

The state 4-H office has changed 4-H program requirements for the upcoming year. The revised requirements include stricter guidelines and reporting. As a result, Moffat County will start transitioning 4-H members into community clubs.

If you have concerns or questions about the changes, the Moffat County Extension Office personnel invite you to stop by the office at 539 Barclay St. to visit with them about the changes.

The Stock Show is taking place now. If you are a 4-H/FFA member competing in the show, call 970-824-8809 with information about the animals you showed and awards received.

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