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 .

Food Preservation Classes

September - November 2015
Longmont, Centennial, and Golden locations

Multiple food preservation classes will be offered by CSU Extension. Classes include Jams and Jellies, Cottage Food Safety Training, Fermentation, and Canning. Click here for a list of classes, dates, and locations. http://www.eventbrite.com/o/csu-extension-food-preservation-6622808397

Swine Health and Disease Seminar Registration

December 8th, 2015
Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush Colorado
10:00 am to 3:00pm

Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Location: Fort Morgan County Fairgrounds
750 Ellsworth Street, Brush, CO 80701
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00pm lunch will be provided

Registration: Please CLICK HERE to register for the course or contact Cristy Dice at 303-869-9132 or cristy.dice@state.co.us.

Please plan to join us for the Swine Health and Disease Seminar as we have some excellent swine experts lined up for our agenda and it promises to be an event that will provide current and new information on swine management and health. Our panel of speakers will address endemic and emerging swine diseases along with current management issues.

The tentative agenda is as follows:

  • 10:00 am - 10:10 am: Welcome by Dr. Keith Roehr, CO State Veterinarian
  • 10:10 am - 10:30 am: Overview of Commercial Swine Production - Ian Mackay, Seaboard Foods
  • 10:30 am - 12 Noon: Common Enteric and Respiratory Diseases & PRRS - Dr. Steve Tousignant, Swine Vet Center
  • Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm: PEDV/SECD & Senecavirus A - Dr. Paul Thomas, AMVC

We think you will find that the professional speakers who are presenting that day are very knowledgeable about the swine industry and the diseases that are affecting pigs today. Please join us for this informative seminar and discussion!

Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers

December 12, 2015
Arapahoe County Extension

This year we are offering a Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers. This half day class is designed to give aspiring farmers the opportunity to explore their own farm vision and the core competencies and resources needed to launch!

More information about this class can be found in our flyer.

Online registration is open until December 7th. Class size is limited so sign up now!

Information about all our Denver Metro Building Farmers classes can be found here. Questions? Contact Danielle DuBois ddubois@arapahoegov.com, 303-738-7977

2016 Building Farmers Program in Denver Metro Area

Applications Due December 14, 2015

CSU Extension is proud to present the 2016 Building Farmers program: a 7 night urban farm business planning and management course focusing on business plan development for non-profit, for-profit, and indoor farms.

Program content is taught by local urban producers and will include:

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Markets and Marketing Principals.
  • Production Planning and Record Keeping.
  • Financial Analysis & Risk Management
  • Contracts, Agreements, Partnerships, and Sources of Capital

Details and program information can be found in our brochure.

Online applications are currently being accepted. Application deadline is December 14th and space is limited so sign up today!

Information about all our Denver Metro Building Farmers classes can be found here. Questions? Contact Danielle DuBois ddubois@arapahoegov.com, 303-738-7977

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Updated Monday, November 23, 2015