Agriculture & Air Quality Symposium

Agriculture & Air Quality Symposium

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Symposium-flyer-final-1-23-12_Page_2-231x300Colorado Agriculture & Air Quality Symposium

Agriculture groups partnered in hosting agriculture and air quality symposiums in Colorado to inform producers about the impacts of nitrogen deposition on sensitive ecosystems.

Members of Colorado’s Agriculture and Air Quality Technical workgroup heldtwo symposiums focusing on ways agriculture is helping to reduce nitrogen deposition impacts at Rocky Mountain National Park through more efficient use of nitrogen in farming and ranching operations.

Members of the agriculture and air quality technical workgroup engaged with agricultural producers to address nitrogen transport and deposition.

Symposium objectives for agricultural producers included the following:

• Learn how to help reduce nitrogen deposition impacts and preserve RMNP and other lands for future generations

• Learn how nitrogen is transported regionally and how agricultural operations remote from the Park are thought to be contributing to increased deposition levels;

• See how Best Management Practices can increase efficiency and reduce nitrogen loss, keepingmore on the farm for crops and lowering costs for producers; and

• See how voluntary actions today can reduce the need for future ammonia regulations.

 

Symposium sponsors included:

Colorado Association of Wheat Growers; Colorado Cattlemen’s Association; Colorado Corn Growers;

Colorado Dairy Producers; Colorado Department of Agriculture; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment;

Colorado Livestock Association; Prowers County Public Health & Environment; National Park Service;

Natural Resources Conservation Service; Rocky Mountain Agri-business Association; Rocky Mountain Farmers Union;

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and the West Greeley Conservation District.