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Business Buzz: Visiting Nurse Association to host Craig Chamber Mixer on Thursday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a Craig Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the VNA offices located at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors announces Business After-Hours Mixers each month, where Chamber members host the mixers at various locations throughout Craig and Moffat County. RSVP to the mixer by emailing Shannon Moore at or calling 970-824-5689.

New insurance agent opens shop in Craig

Debbie N. Montgomery Insurance Agency LLC recently opened at 510 Breeze St. in Craig.

Debbie is the owner/agent for Farmers Insurance. She grew up in Craig, moving to the area with her family 1974. She has 14 years of insurance experience and started with Farmers Insurance in December. Her new office opened July 14 after she had been working from home since December. She specializes in home, auto, life/health, commercial/business, recreational vehicle and antique auto insurance, to name a few.

Contact Debbie at 970-744-6552 or

YVRA to conduct airport drill

On Aug. 20, Yampa Valley Regional Airport is conducting a disaster drill concerning airplane crashes.

The drill is essential to assist in training airport personnel and first responders in case of such an event.

The airport seeks volunteers to be victims for this drill. Those interested in volunteering would be needed from 5 to 10 p.m. at the airport located at 11005 RCR 51A in Hayden. The volunteer will be given a light dinner. Anyone interested needs to contact Storm Fallon at 970-276-5019 by Friday.

2014 wheat planting meetings announced

Wheat farmers looking to increase yield and decrease risk will want to plant the best possible wheat varieties this fall for top yields next summer. The annual Wheat Planting Decision Meetings will be held Aug. 20 to 22, offering growers insight into the highest-yielding varieties in the Colorado State University Dryland and Irrigated Variety Performance Trials and Collaborative On-Farm Tests.

Experts suggest planting more than one variety of wheat to manage some of the risk associated with Colorado’s unpredictable growing conditions and to focus on multiyear data when selecting a new variety. Growers attending these meetings will discover the lineup of wheat varieties best suited to their area and conditions. Varieties discussed will include popular varieties from CSU (PlainsGold), AgriPro, Syngenta, Limagrain Cereal Seeds, WestBred, and other public and private programs in the region. Wheat varieties for irrigated production also will be discussed.

The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee and Colorado Wheat Research Foundation host the annual meetings. Dr. Jerry Johnson, CSU Extension Specialist, will share the CSU wheat variety and COFT trial results for 2014, and variety recommendations; Dr. Scott Haley, CSU wheat breeder, will speak about new varieties, new developments in wheat breeding, and the wheat variety database; Rick Novak, director of the Colorado Seed Growers Association, will present the availability and value of certified wheat seed and the Plant Variety Protection Act; and Darrell Hanavan, CWAC and CWRF executive director, will discuss CWAC and CWRF research funding and the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain Premium Program.

To learn more about the top wheat varieties and the economic advantages of certified seed, plan to attend the meeting nearest you. A complimentary meal also will be served. For more information, visit or call Colorado Wheat at 970-449-6994 or toll free at 1-800-WHEAT10.

Meeting dates and locations

Aug. 20:

Noon: Lamar — Lunch meeting at Cow Palace. Sponsored by Sand Creek Inc., Brooks Seeds, Dennis Thompson and Craig Schenck

6:30 p.m.: Burlington — Dinner meeting at the Community Center. Sponsored by Tim Stahlecker, Kenneth Pottorff Seed Farms, Randy Wilks and Eastern Colorado Seeds LLC.

Aug. 21:

7:30 a.m.: Genoa — Breakfast meeting at the Dry Creek Seed Company Plant. Sponsored by Dry Creek Seed Co.

Noon: Akron — Lunch meeting at the Central Great Plains Research Station. Sponsored by Andrews Brothers Seed, Pachner Agri-Enterprises and Wagers Seed.

6:30 p.m.: Dailey — Dinner meeting at Anderson Wheat Farms. Sponsored by Anderson Wheat Farms.

Aug. 22:

7:30 a.m.: Wiggins — Breakfast meeting at Midcap Farms. Sponsored by Midcap Seed and Grain.

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