"Ranching Profitably in Eastern Colorado" is the title of a five-hour, free workshop set for Oct. 24 at The Ranch Restaurant in Joes, CO. Sponsored by the Yuma County Conservation District, the workshop includes dinner and will be presented by Dave Pratt of Ranch Management Consultants and the Ranching for Profit School. Registration by Oct. 16 is requested.

Pratt will provide detail on his three secrets for increasing profit -- reduce overhead, improve gross margin per unit, and increase turnover -- how they impact an operation's bottom line, and how producers can influence them. In addition, he'll detail how to build an effective drought plan that addresses land, livestock and people.

For more info, or to register, call 970-332-3173, ext. 3; or email julie.elliott@co.usda.gov.
-- Joe Roybal