Upcoming Small Acreage Events

On-Farm Small Acreage Workshop

November 1, 2014
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hudson, CO

Join us for an educational workshop on a small acreage property in Hudson, CO. Learn about using cover crops and guidelines for grass seeding on pastures and oil and gas development sites. The day of the workshop, a grass drill will be used to plant grass into a cover crop mix and participants can learn more about how a grass drill works. An on-site soil pit will be a unique opportunity to learn about soils and soil health. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.

High Tunnel Workshop

November 6, 2014
1 pm - 4 pm
Longmont, CO

Join us for a workshop on using high tunnels for season and profitability extension. The workshop will be held at Toohey and Sons Organic Farm, 7849 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO. Jim and Christian Toohey will share some of their experiences with high tunnel farming. Robert Rimol of Rimol Greenhouses will be on hand to discuss product selection, location, and use of high tunnels. Please RSVP to Joni Barr at 303-776-4034 ext. 108 or joni.burr@co.nacdnet.net. Sponsored by the Longmont and Boulder Valley Conservation Districts.

Hanna Ranch

November 6, 2014
6:30 pm
Brighton, CO

West Adams and Platte Valley Conservation Districts invite you to a viewing of the major motion picture, Hanna Ranch, the story of three generations on a family ranch in rural Colorado, that centers on the visionary eco-rancher, Kirk Hanna, whose fight was carried on by his amazingly determined wife and two daughters. A free hot dog bar as well as snacks and beverages will be offered. There will also be door prizes before and after the movie. Movie starts at 6:30 at The Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street, Brighton, CO 80601. Please RSVP to westadamscd@gmail.com

Swine Seminar - Today's Swine Operation, What You Need To Know

November 15, 2014
Greeley, CO

The workshop agenda includes presentations on Bio-Security, Swine Heard Health, Reproduction, Farrowing & Post-Partum, and Swine Nutrition. To register go to www.weldextension.com. Click here for the flyer.

Responding to Disturbance: Effective Restoration & Monitoring Workshop

December 3-6, 2014
Fort Collins, CO

Attend all or just a day of this event hosted by the Colorado Section of Society for Range Management. Topics include frameworks for rangeland restoration, rangeland deterioration and recovery, flooding and fire restoration, energy industry disturbances, noxious weeds, small acreage restoration, and a skills workshop on restoration implementation. To register and for more details visit www.cssrm2014.eventbrite.com

Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum

January 10, 2015
Montrose, CO

Whether you're looking to improve or innovate on your existing practices, hoping to start an organic orchard, or have an interest in conserving our region’s crop diversity, the Food and Farm Forum has a myriad of resources and networking opportunities. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose Colorado. It will focus on improving the sustainable production, marketing and consumption of locally grown food products.

The 2015 conference theme is Unlocking the Secrets of Raising Great Food. This will be an opportunity for local food producers, organic farmers, restaurateurs, and related businesses to gather and share information and resources that will contribute to the viability and success of western Colorado agriculture.

The Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum is a collaborative effort between the Valley Food Partnership, CSU Tri-River Area Extension Service, the City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism, the Shavano Conservation District and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative and Economic Development Center.

Registration opens November 1st. To register and learn more about the Forum, visit the event website: www.foodfarmforum.org

Building Farmers Program

The Building Farmers Program for Denver, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties is a farm business incubator program focusing on business plan development for non-profit, for-profit, and indoor farms. Classes begin Tuesday January 20th. Applications are available November 5th and due December 3rd. Participants will be notified of acceptance on December 15th. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at the Denver County Extension Office, and final business plans will be presented to peers and key community partners on Saturday, March 7th.

Information nights on the program will be held in November, so check with your county extension office for locations and times. If you have questions contact Danielle DuBois, Program Coordinator at ddubois@arapahoegov.com or 303.738.7977.

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference

February 25, 2015
Denver, CO

The CFVGA will hold its 1st Annual Conference, February 25, 2015 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm at the Renaissance Hotel Conference Center in Denver, Colorado. This will directly precede the Governor’s Ag Outlook Forum at that same venue, to encourage attendance of specialty crop growers at both events.

Details and registration will be available Nov 15 at: www.coloradoproduce.org. Potential sponsors and exhibitors should email info@coloradoproduce.org by Nov 15 for inclusion in print materials.

If you haven’t already, consider joining CFVGA as a producer or affiliate member, and like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CFVGA.

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