Upcoming Small Acreage Events

Native Plant Master® Program

2015 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 .


Need help addressing your Dalmatian toadflax?

August 1, 2015
Nunn, CO

K. George Beck professor of weed science, bioag sciences and pest mgmt at CSU will be giving a presentation on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Semi-Arid Grasslands Research Center at 14698 CR 114.

Dr. Beck will cover biology, growth habits, control options and efficacy. Plan to attend this informative free discussion on Dalmatian toadflax to jump start your treatment plan.

Meeting will start at 9 am and run till 10:30.
Please call: 970-304-6496 ext. 3770 if you have any questions.
Co-sponsors for this FREE event are Weld County Weed Division and West Greeley Conservation District.


Management of Small Acreage Pastures
Self-Guided Tour at Delta County Fairgrounds

Tri-River Area small acreage landowners are invited to a “Management of Small Acreage Pastures Self-Guided Tour”, starting during the Delta County Fair, Saturday, August 1st, at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, 403 S. 4th Street. The 2-acre plot is located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, near the river.

The demonstration plot offers participants a hands-on view of 17 species of irrigated grasses and another 17 species of dryland grasses suited for Tri River Area climate and soils. These grasses can be used for agricultural and natural resource conservation purposes, such as: growing hay, grazing livestock, weed suppression, erosion control, and enhancement of wildlife habitat. The grasses are planted on furrows clearly labeled. Handout materials describing each of these grasses are also available.

Be sure to visit the Delta County Fair and take a few minutes to tour the grass pasture demonstration plot. The project is a cooperative effort by CSU Tri-River Area Extension, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Delta County, Delta Conservation District, and the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts.

For more information please contact program coordinators:
John Rizza – 243-5068 ext. 128 or john.rizza@colostate.edu
F. Isaac Muñoz – 249-3935 or f.isaac.munoz@colostate.edu


2015 Grass Tour - Stewards of the Land

August 20-21, 2015
Greeley, CO

Walk the land as you learn about oil and gas reclamation, grazing management, soil health, and much more! Presented by Pawnee Buttes Seed abd the Colorado Section of Society for range Management.

Click here for more information and to register.


Rural Living Seminar

August 22, 2015
8 am - Noon
Big Sandy School, Simla, CO

Join us for land help presentations and a free lunch. Topics include: Weeds Id and Control Options, Grazing Management and Soil Health, You and Your Well, and Livestock Regulations and Issues. Hosted by Double El and Agate Conservation Districts. RSVP by August 13 to 719-541-2359 ext. 101 or cherylscd@fairpoint.net. Click here for the event flyer.


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Updated Wednesday, July 22, 2015