#Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Agricultural Water (virtual) Symposium, May 25, 2021

From email from the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (Phil Brink):

Topics and Presenters:

1) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding for ditch and irrigation companies: For the first time, ditch and irrigation companies can now apply for USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding. What types of improvements are eligible for funding, and what are the payment rates and eligibility requirements?

Presenter – Kindra Brandner, USDA – NRCS EQIP Program Manager, Colorado

2) Mountain Meadow Deficit Irrigation (early) Results: During the summer of 2021, irrigated meadows in the Kremmling area were deficit irrigated to learn more about the effects of deficit irrigation on forage production, soils, and the amount of water that could be conserved.

Presenter: Dr. Perry Cabot, Irrigation and Water Resources Leader, CSU Western Colorado Research Center, Fruita, CO.

3) How to Secure your Water Right and Navigate Division of Water Resources (DWR) Records for Information: Water rights are valuable. You will learn how to access information about your water rights via the DWR HydroBase online resource AND the steps needed to help secure your water rights.

Presenters: John Rodgers, P.E., Colorado DWR HydroBase Coordinator and

Corey DeAngelis, P.E., Colorado DWR Division 1 Engineer.

Webinar Details: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:00 – 12:50 pm.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kBhD2jlkR4KNSULbNq1A-w

To prepare your computer or mobile device in advance: https://zoom.us/download. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you join the meeting.

Contact: Phil Brink at phil@brinkinc.biz or Erin Karney; erin@coloradocattle.org; 303-431-6422

Cattle have their evening meal in the San Luis Valley. Credit: Jerd Smith

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