Upcoming Small Acreage Events

Urban Farm Production Course Register Soon! Space is limited!

Every fourth Tuesday March - September
Pioneer Farmsteaders, Arvada, CO
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Colorado State University Extension is offering the Urban Farm Production Course for aspiring farmers who would like to learn essential production skills. Join us as we cover key components that farmers must know to have a successful growing season. From planning to harvesting, you will gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience that will help you on your own production farm. Each session starts with instruction from an expert in the field. Then participants will actively apply what they learned as they engage in on farm activities with our host site, Pioneer Farmsteaders. Make sure you sign up for this in-depth course today!

Course Schedule:
March 28th - Production Planning and Seed Starting
April 25th - Soil Management
May 23rd - Transplanting, Sowing and Bed Layout
June 27th - Irrigation
July 25th - Weed and Pest Management
Aug 22nd - Harvesting and Food Safety
Sept 26th - Season Extension

Cost $250—covers full course

Register Now! Space is limited - http://bit.ly/2ikFeJv


Native Plant Master® Program

2017 Classes

Make this the year to learn more about Colorado’s beautiful wildflowers, trees and shrubs. Take an exciting new class taught by CSU faculty and other experts or an award-winning Native Plant Master course where you learn about plants in their natural habitats.

For Native Plant Master offerings in locations across Colorado, click here

For classes offered in the Denver, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties, see http://npm.eventbrite.com

Those completing three NPM curriculum courses are awarded a Colorado Flora Certificate with no volunteer requirement. For those interested in educating others by becoming a certified Native Plant Master volunteer, click here .


Boulder County Native Plant Classes

Lots of great upcoming classes on native plants. Click here for more info


Native Plant Master Courses

An abundance of classes this year offered in various locations, check them all out and register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/csu-extension-native-plant-master-program-metro-to-mountain-group-1715901818.


Water and Ditches

May 11
6-8 pm
Longmont, CO

This evening will focus on Colorado water law and the operation of ditches. Colorado water law can be confusing to newcomers but our speaker will help dispel some of the confusion. Each ditch company operates a little differently so our speakers will discuss how several of the ditches operate.

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Barn A
Speakers: Sean Cronin, Director, St. Vrain and Left Hnd Water Conservancy District; Amy Aschenbrenner, Secretary, Palmerton Ditch Co.; Dan Lisco, Sombrero Ranches
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 per session
Registration: https://2017-small-acreage-workshop-series.eventbrite.com


Critters in your Garden

May 11
6:30pm
CSU Extension Gilpin County
230 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, CO 80422
Exhibit Barn

Do you have voles or pocket gophers in your garden? Learn how to tell the difference along with ideas on how to defend your garden against rabbits, deer and more. $5 class fee. Meet in the Exhibit Barn. For more information, 303-582-9106


Habitat Restoration on Small Acreage

May 19
Laramie County Community College
1400 E. College Dr.
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Join us to learn more about methods landowners can use to improve property value and protect natural resources for livestock, wildlife and other land uses. We will go over common causes of soil erosion and tools for prevention and management. Participants will also learn more about invasive weed concerns, native plants, and methods for reseeding smaller areas. We’ll break to demonstrate erosion management and reseeding activities and then return to discuss conservation tools for private land.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/n8k7ddb


Grasses for Forage and Reclamation

May 25
6-8 pm
Longmont, CO

This evening will focus on the various grass species that grow well in the Front Range and their uses.

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Natural Resources Bldg.
Speakers: Sylvia Hickenlooper, Soil Conservationist, USDA NRCS; Sharon Bokan, Small Acreage Coordinator, CSU Extension Boulder County
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 per session
Registration: https://2017-small-acreage-workshop-series.eventbrite.com


Poultry Disease and Biosecurity

June 8
6-8 pm
Longmont, CO

Ever wondered how to keep your backyard flock healthy and what are the diseases you need to be concerned about with your flock be it large or backyard. Our speakers are veterinarians who can answer your questions.

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Natural Resources Bldg.
Speakers: Dr. Luci Dimick, DVM, USDA; Dr. Kyran Cadmus, DVM, USDA
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 per session
Registration: https://2017-small-acreage-workshop-series.eventbrite.com


Mountain Plant Sale

June 10
9:00am
CSU Extension Gilpin County
230 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Mountain-hardy plants and advice from Colorado Master Gardeners.


Weed ID and Management

June 29
6-8 pm
Longmont, CO

We all have them and they drive us crazy trying to manage them – weeds. This evening we will talk about the weeds common to Boulder County and provide some techniques to manage them. Please bring in samples you want identified.

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Natural Resources Bldg.
Speakers: Steve Sauer, Boulder County Parks and Open Space Weed Coordinator; Sharon Bokan, Small Acreage Coordinator, CSU Extension Boulder County
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 per session
Registration: https://2017-small-acreage-workshop-series.eventbrite.com


Grazing Management

July 13
6-8 pm
Longmont, CO

If you have wondered how your grazing practices are affecting the health of your grasses and soils, this will be the evening for you. We will show you some demonstration work that we have been doing and what results we have seen so far.

Location: To be provided
Speakers: Sylvia Hickenlooper, Soil Conservationist, USDA NRCS; Sharon Bokan, Small Acreage Coordinator, CSU Extension Boulder County
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 per session
Registration: https://2017-small-acreage-workshop-series.eventbrite.com


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Updated Tuesday, May 09, 2017