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.

Pesticide Applicator Workshop

Mar 25
8 am to Noon
American Legion
Byers, CO

This workshop will provide the 7 required core credits for pesticide applicator license recertification. Topics include laws and regulations, applicator safety, environmental protection, public safety, use of pesticides, and pesticides and their families. $40 per person. RSVP to 303-822-5257 ext 101.

Small Acreage Workshop

March 25
8am - 12:30 pm
Kirk Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds
500 Farigrounds Dr.
Castle Rock, Co

Topics include Soil Health, Bees, FFA, 4-H, Young Farmers and Ranchers, and Chickens. Free workshop but must RSVP to Leah Braton at dcfarmbureau@aol.com

NSC In Horses and the Role of Forages - Webinar

Apr 4
Noon to 1:00 pm

Non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) are becoming increasingly important in equine nutrition. This webinar will discuss why NSC’s are important, what the major sources are, and how we can control intake. This webinar will be presented by Emily Glunk, Extension Forage Specialist and Assistant Professor, Montana State University.

To participate in this free webinar, you do not need to pre-register.

Confirm that your computer has the capabilities to connect to the webinar server. Visit the following URL for an automatic diagnostic test: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If you have questions about the technology, please contact Ruth directly at 970-491-6988 or ruth.willson@colostate.edu


Five minutes before the webinar begins, click on the following link: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/colosam/

The link takes you to the Login page. Simply click on the “Enter as a guest” heading.

You will be prompted to type your name. Enter your name and click “Ok” to enter the small acreage webinar.

The audio will be over the Internet so be sure that your speakers are on and working.

Questions during the webinar can be typed in the chat window.

This webinar is presented by Colorado State University Extension and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. It will be recorded and available on the CSU Small Acreage Management website at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/sam

Backyard Poultry Workshop

April 11
6-8:30 pm
CSU Extension office
701 Court Street, Ste C
Pueblo, CO

Topics covered: Purchasing chickens, Nutrition, Health, Care, and Waste Management. $10 pp, $15 couple. Call CSU Extension 719-583-6566 for more information and to register.

Noxious Weeds

April 26
6:00-8:30 pm
Pueblo County Extension office
701 Court Stree, Ste. C
Pueblo, CO

$10 pp, $15 couple. for more information contact 719-583-6566 or email Carolyn at valdez@pueblocounty.us

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Updated Wednesday, March 22, 2017