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AgrAbility workshop to be held in Mancos

The Colorado AgrAbility Project is preparing its winter workshops for Colorado farm and ranch families who are dealing with barriers created by illnesses, conditions, injuries or limitations.

In partnership with Goodwill Industries of Denver and Colorado State University Extension, the Colorado AgrAbility Project is part of a national program that promotes independence for farmers and ranchers, their families and the professionals who work with them to continue their careers in agriculture.

The title for the winter workshops is “AgrAbility and Estate Planning: Linking Elder Couples with Returning Veterans and Beginning Farmers/Ranchers.”

Each session will be presented by Candiss Leathers and James Craig from Goodwill Industries of Denver and Dr. Norman L. Dalsted from CSU’s Agriculture Extension.

A workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Southwest Colorado Community College in the ITC Buildings, 33057 U.S. Highway 160 in Mancos. Lunch will be included for people who register at least one week in advance.

For more information, visit http://agrability.agsci.colostate.edu. To register, call Dalsted at (970) 222-5657 or email norman.dalsted@colostate.edu; call Leathers at (720)-539-4435 or email cleathers@goodwilldenver.org; or call Tom Hooten at 565-3123.

Order seedlings now, plant them next spring

The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting orders on a first-come, first-serve basis for low-cost seedling trees, shrubs and perennials grown at its Fort Collins nursery.

More than 100 species and size options are available. Seedlings ordered now will be distributed statewide next spring.

Coloradans interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties affected by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the seedlings.

To purchase seedlings, landowners must agree to use them for conservation purposes only. There is no minimum acreage requirement.

For more information, visit http://csfs.colostate.edu/districts to find a local district office, or call (970) 491-8429.

Herald Staff



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