Upcoming Small Acreage Events

Native Plant Master® Program

The Native Plant Master® Program has announced a newly expanded 2012 schedule of offerings. Explore a new park by taking an award-winning Native Plant Master® course. Sample one of the exciting new classes taught by CSU faculty and other experts. Topics include native plant landscaping, poisonous plants, native lawns, invasive weeds, grasses, orchids and more, alpine/subalpine plants and ecological restoration. Most of these popular offerings have a waiting list each year, so register early to ensure you get the class you want.

The Native Plant Master® Program is offered in many locations throughout Colorado. For more information and to register, please visit www.conativeplantmaster.org

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Rangeland Health Monitoring Seminar

July 22, 2014
8 am to 1:00 pm
Briggsdale, CO

Please join us for a day of hands-on instruction in Range Monitoring Methods. Learn how to monitor range health, estimate forage production, and identify common plants on your own property. Also, take a tour of a local ranch while hearing about Rangeland Soil Health and Pasture Economics. This free training is open to all who have an interest in monitoring the rangelands central to their operation. Lunch will be provided. Hosted at the Croissant Ranch, near Briggsdale, CO, this workshop is sponsored by West Greeley Conservation District in partnership with USDA-NRCS.

Gerald Gregory at the West Greeley Conservation District
(970) 356-8097 Ext. 3

Soil Health Tour

July 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 5 pm
Center, CO

Come see what your neighbors have been doing to improve the health of their soils! This event is free and includes transportation. Tour starts and ends at MillerCoors. 12:30 pm check-in, tour starts at 1:00. Tour includes stops and discussion on companion crops, cover crops, building soil health, green manure, residue management strategies, and managed grazing. Click here for the flyer and more information.

Livestock Disaster Training

August 22
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Longmont, CO

Join Extension agent Sharon Bokan, in the Natural Resources Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (9595 Nelson Rd., NE corner of Nelson and 95th) in learning how to be prepared during the next disaster with your livestock (fire, flood, drought, etc). This class is in conjunction with the Colorado Spirit Flood Recovery Group. Please RSVP to Sharon Bokan 303-678-6176 or sbokan@bouldercounty.org

Douglas County Farm Tour

August 23, 2014

8:30 am – 3 pm MT
Participants will ride in vans to tour multiple farm locations:

  • Soil pit will allow participants to see deep layers of soil below the ground as NRCS soil scientist, Andy Steinert, leads a talk about soils
  • Rotational grazing system
  • Established windbreak and talk about tree planting
  • Grass seeding demonstration and seeding discussion

Lunch is included. Meeting location will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Extension building, 410 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104

To register click here: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/soil-program.html

Contact Joe Julian at jjulian@douglas.co.us 720-733-6951 or Pam Brewster pam.brewster@co.nacdnet.net 303-688-3042 ext.100

Small Acreage Weed ID and Control Workshop

August 26, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Longmont, CO

The focus of the workshop will be to address weed problems that currently exist on small acreage properties, not backyards. This will include noxious and troublesome weeds that are common to small acreage properties. The goal of the workshop is to provide the landowner with the tools needed to develop an Integrated Weed Management Plan (IWMP) using sound integrated weed control strategies. Identifying the weed species is the first step in weed management. You are encouraged to bring your weed samples to the seminars for proper identification. Once a weed is identified, the 4 weed control strategies (cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical) can be tailored to your situation. The Weed Management Workshop is hosted by a partnership between Colorado State University Extension and Boulder County Parks and Open Space.

Cost: $10/person/workshop
Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Natural Resources Bldg., 9595 Nelson Rd.
Registration: Register online at http://csu-extension-boco-weeds.eventbrite.com

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Updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014