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Huwa Farms wins Colorado conservationist award

Staff reports

Huwa Farms in Prospect Valley has been named the Farming Conservationist of the Year by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts. They were nominated by the Southeast Weld Conservation District and will be recognized several times throughout the state.

Huwa Farms has 998 acres of planted grass on pivot corners and fields to combat wind erosion and weed control. It has constructed six ponds to allow storage water for irrigation and recharge the aquifer, 7,900 feet of gated pipe irrigation for erosion control and water management and 5,800 trees placed in six tree windbreaks in the past five years. Huwa Farms has operated in Weld and Adams counties, spanning four generations of farming.

They will be commended during the rodeo performance Jan. 20, 2010, at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.