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CCAA Bylaws – amended Sept 2008

CCAA Handbook – for 2008 – 2009

Newsletters: April 2009 – March 2008

Extension Workers Creed – from an older era of Extension but still some applicability and framework for what we do

2009 Professional Improvement Conference Presentations (*3 are not loading onto the server, working on it)

  • Water Resources Mgt:  Kevin Rein, Assistant State Engineer, Colorado Division of Water Resources, Water Law and Rainwater Harvesting
  • Pest Management:  Review of 2009:  Highs and lows of programs from all members
  • Small Ruminant:  Evaluation of Animal Fibers – Jennifer Tucker
  • Small Acreage Management:  Bob Hamblen: Living on the Land 2009 updates
  • Wheat Improvement – Wheat variety decision tools –  Bruce Bosley and Jerry Johnson
  • Beef:  Range Plant Identification – Natalie Edmundson

Natural Resources and the Environment CCA

  • Pest Management:  New threats: insects, disease and weeds; Updates from Specialists;Gadgets (Joint Session with Wheat – 11 – 12)
  • Small Acreage Management:  Review and Develop Fact Sheets for SAM, Develop contribution report and review year
  • Water Resources Management:  Progress in accomplishing plan of work, updates from specialists (10 – 11, Joint Session with Wheat) (11 – 12, Joint Session with Sustaining CO Ag)

Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture Systems CCA

  • ABM (if needed)
  • Beef:  Cattle Genomics 101 – Jack Whittier
  • Small Ruminant:  Feeding Cull Onions to Pregnant Does and WT planning
  • Sustaining Colorado Agriculture: CSU Specialty Crops Program, Frank Stonaker (until 11:00), (11 – 12) Joint Session with Water Team
  • Wheat Improvement – Dryland cropping systems research, Neil Hansen,  (10:00 – 11:00,  Joint session with Water) (11:00  – noon,  Joint session with Pest Management)

Lunch Presentation:  Jim Freeburn, Western Sustainable Ag Research and Education

  • Pest Management: Funding: grant and resource opportunities
  • Water Resources Management:  Water quality/Graywater reuse/Drinking water – Troy Bauder, Sybil Sharvelle, Perry Cabot

Jan Carroll Venture Capital and Innovation Grants – how to and funded projects

 

Natural Resources and the Environment CCA

  • Pest Management:  Funding: grant and resources opportunities, working smarter not harder
  • Small Acreage Management:  Irrigated grasses for grazing and haying – Bruce Bosley (1 hr),
    2010 Southeast Colorado SAM Conference
  • Water Resources Management:  2009 contribution report

Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture Systems CCA

  • ABM (if needed)
  • Beef:  The real situation of source and age verification – coordinated by Dean Oatman
  • Small Ruminant:  Methods of Livestock ID – Steve LeValley
  • Sustaining Colorado Agriculture: Work Team Planning leading to reporting impacts
  • Wheat Improvement – Work Team Planning leading to reporting impacts

11:30 a.m. Wrap up and charge, Kurt Jones, CCAA president,Enjoy your work: lessons learned from a six-month-old baby”