Luke Runyon http://www.kunc.org en Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist-High By The Fourth Of July http://www.kunc.org/post/forget-knee-high-colorado-s-hemp-crop-waist-high-fourth-july <p>An old saying among farmers is that you want your corn to be “<a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-knee-high-july-colorado-corn">knee-high by the Fourth of July</a>.” That adage doesn’t necessarily apply to <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/now-appearing-hemp-first-time-decades">Colorado’s newest cash crop</a>: industrial hemp. Unsurprisingly, considering the ubiquitous nickname given to hemp’s cousin marijuana, the plant grows like a weed.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 58510 at http://www.kunc.org Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist-High By The Fourth Of July Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids http://www.kunc.org/post/mutton-busting-rodeo-tradition-rough-and-tumble-kids <p></p><p>A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 58469 at http://www.kunc.org Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination http://www.kunc.org/post/working-out-kinks-rebrand-colorado-agritourism-destination <p>Colorado already draws thousands of visitors each year for skiing, hiking, beer drinking and, most recently, marijuana sampling. In 2012, those visitors spent more than $16 billion in the state. Tourism officials want more and they’re looking to do it by bringing well-educated “traveling foodies” to the state.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 58229 at http://www.kunc.org Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm http://www.kunc.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity-farm <p>Farms aren't just for food any more. With the <a href="http://www.kunc.org/term/series-local-food-challenge">local food movement growing</a>, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are instead marketing and selling the “farm experience” in the form of agritourism attractions.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:39:53 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 57830 at http://www.kunc.org Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm Colorado's Class Of Hemp Farmers Could Blossom http://www.kunc.org/post/colorados-class-hemp-farmers-could-blossom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/now-appearing-hemp-first-time-decades">Colorado’s class of aspiring industrial hemp growers</a> could grow even further under new state rules that went into effect June 11, 2014. <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/could-hemp-bring-agricultural-revolution">Hemp is grown for its seeds, fiber and oil</a> and has nearly undetectable amounts of THC, the intoxicating compound found in high concentrations in its more controversial cousin, marijuana.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:57:47 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 57724 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado's Class Of Hemp Farmers Could Blossom