San Luis farmer devoted to tradition

Outlet: Valley Courier

December 3, 2011

Ancient technologies and a modern mindset have turned 74-year-old Rose Medina into a model conservationist. Medina, a fourth generation farmer from San Luis, is the 2011 Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Small Acreage Landowner of the Year because of her acequia /vara strip water management practices. This recognition comes after the Costilla Conservation District and The Rio Grande Watershed Association of Conservation Districts awarded her top conservation honors earlier this year. Acequia is a Spanish term for irrigation canal…

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