Keynote speaker Dr. Allen Williams, Ph.D., discussed the keys to healthy, complex soils during the Soil Health Conference held in Delta last week. Regardless of soil type, he said there are approaches farmers and ranchers can take to quickly rebuild soils.
"The Western Colorado Soil Health Conference continues to attract the who's who of soil health speakers," said Paul Stockwell, program director for Delta County Economic Development, administrator of the conference.
"Dr. Williams's combination of farming and education makes him one of the foremost speakers in livestock integration and soil health topics. His presence at this year's conference accounted for an increase in attendance by local ranchers as well as folks from Wyoming, Kansas and throughout Colorado that came specifically to see him speak."
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.