February 23, 2011
Chuck Riley, of Bowie, Texas, and his dog, Moss, try to move a herd of sheep into a trailer during a demonstration in September at the Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge at the Stanko Ranch. The number of farms in the state fell slightly from 2009 to 2010.
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From 1954 to 2007, Routt has fewer big farms but more small
For Routt County ranchers, agricultural land has more value than just what it provides to make a living. There’s value in the ranching lifestyle and in adding diversity to the local economy. In Colorado, the number of farms fell by less than 1 percent, from 36,200 to 36,100.