El Paso County to offer popular women’s training program

Colorado State University Extension of El Paso County is facilitating an Annie's Project Workshop in Colorado Springs 5:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 25 and continuing through July 30, at the extension office. A light dinner will be served followed by class time. The class fee is $75 for the entire workshop.

This six-week course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

There will be plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and fellow participants.

Registration deadline is 3 p.m. June 21 at the El Paso County Extension Office. For more info, contact Michele Ritchie at 719-520-7676.


Potato management focus of San Luis Valley field day

CSU's San Luis Valley Research Center near Center will host its annual summer field day on June 19. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Speakers will cover potato breeding, and weed and disease control. Lunch will be provided at noon courtesy of Sunflour Bakery.

For more information, call 719-754-3594.


Lamar hosts air quality control commission

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will hold a public comment session at 7 p.m. June 20 in the Lamar Community Buildings multipurpose room, 610 S. Sixth St.

Community members and government and elected officials interested in air quality issues throughout the region are encouraged to attend and provide their perspectives on air quality. The public comment session will conclude no later than 9 p.m., or earlier if all who want to speak have had a chance to do so.

The commission will hold its regular monthly meeting beforehand at 9 a.m. in the same room.


Angus Association announces new CEO

The American Angus Association Board of Directors recently announced that Mark McCully has been named the new chief executive officer of the breed association.

"This truly is a proud day for the association and the breed," said President John Pfeiffer, of Orlando, Okla.. "Mark has grown up in the cattle business and possesses unique insight into all segments of beef production, his knowledge and leadership have served CAB well, and he will help to continue to drive the demand for Angus genetics globally."

McCully's role will include oversight of all subsidiaries, including Angus Media, Certified Angus Beef, Angus Genetics Inc., and the Angus Foundation.


Greenberg tour comes to Prowers County

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg is scheduled to visit Lamar on June 20. She will join community leaders from Prowers County for tours of Mauch, Ragsdale and Stulp Farms and Colorado Mills followed by a meet-and-greet at Lamar Community College.

The meet-and-greet is open to the public and is scheduled from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the campus library.