Monthly Archives: May 2016

Farmer Hayek: Do cities make us more productive?

Levi Russell over at Farmer Hayek picks up the issue of agglomeration economies today, encouraging further thought on a Burgh Diaspora post on the same topic. Interesting discussion, and I’ve added my thoughts to the Farmer Hayek comments. Always thought-provoking over at Farmer Hayek, and always fun when they delve into regional economics and politics.

Drinking Water Week 2016

It’s a busy week. In addition to being Small Business Week, May 1-7 is Drinking Water Week (resources here). Water in general and drinking water in particular are concerns for many of our rural areas. The Texas A&M Health Science Center recently linked compounds (nitrates, atrazine and arsenic) in rural water to birth defects. Learn more about Extension water resources here.

Ag in Uncertain Times Webinars on Local Foods – May 3

The current ag environment is often high-risk provides opportunities for diversification. Tune into the Ag in Uncertain Times webinar Tuesday, May 3, at 11:00 central. Participate at this link. Presentation Topics Overview of Local Food Systems in the West – Martha Sullins, Ag Business Management Specialist, Colorado State University Extension Product Development and Food Safety Issues for Farms – Karin Allen, Assistant professor, Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences, Utah State University Farm Tourism – Shermain Hardesty, Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of… Read More →

Small Business Week 2016

It’s Small Business Week. Time to think about putting your small business dreams into a business plan and that plan into action. And time to think about supporting our local small businesses too! Glenn Muske at Small Business Survival talks about how to celebrate (and much more)!