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

Jefferson County Farm Tour

Golden, CO
October 18, 2014
8 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for an educational farm tour to learn about soils with a soil pit, starting a new farm, raising alpacas, composting manure, and grazing management. This tour will visit two farms in Jefferson County. We will be outside, so please bring sun protection, appropriate clothing for the weather, and wear shoes for walking around farm and pasture fields. Lunch will be provided. Tour starts and ends at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, CSU Extension Meeting Rm ECMR, 15200 W. 6th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401. This educational farm tour is made possible by WSARE, CSU Extension, Jefferson County Conservation District, and USDA-NRCS. To register and for more information go to www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/farm-tour.html

On-Farm Small Acreage Workshop

November 1, 2014
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hudson, CO

Join us for an educational workshop on a small acreage property in Hudson, CO. Learn about using cover crops and guidelines for grass seeding on pastures and oil and gas development sites. The day of the workshop, a grass drill will be used to plant grass into a cover crop mix and participants can learn more about how a grass drill works. An on-site soil pit will be a unique opportunity to learn about soils and soil health. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.

High Tunnel Workshop

November 6, 2014
1 pm - 4 pm
Longmont, CO

Join us for a workshop on using high tunnels for season and profitability extension. The workshop will be held at Toohey and Sons Organic Farm, 7849 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO. Jim and Christian Toohey will share some of their experiences with high tunnel farming. Robert Rimol of Rimol Greenhouses will be on hand to discuss product selection, location, and use of high tunnels. Please RSVP to Joni Barr at 303-776-4034 ext. 108 or joni.burr@co.nacdnet.net. Sponsored by the Longmont and Boulder Valley Conservation Districts.

Hanna Ranch

November 6, 2014
6:30 pm
Brighton, CO

West Adams and Platte Valley Conservation Districts invite you to a viewing of the major motion picture, Hanna Ranch, the story of three generations on a family ranch in rural Colorado, that centers on the visionary eco-rancher, Kirk Hanna, whose fight was carried on by his amazingly determined wife and two daughters. A free hot dog bar as well as snacks and beverages will be offered. There will also be door prizes before and after the movie. Movie starts at 6:30 at The Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street, Brighton, CO 80601. Please RSVP to westadamscd@gmail.com

Swine Seminar - Today's Swine Operation, What You Need To Know

November 15, 2014
Greeley, CO

The workshop agenda includes presentations on Bio-Security, Swine Heard Health, Reproduction, Farrowing & Post-Partum, and Swine Nutrition. To register go to www.weldextension.com. Click here for the flyer.

Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum

January 10, 2015
Montrose, CO

Whether you're looking to improve or innovate on your existing practices, hoping to start an organic orchard, or have an interest in conserving our region’s crop diversity, the Food and Farm Forum has a myriad of resources and networking opportunities. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose Colorado. It will focus on improving the sustainable production, marketing and consumption of locally grown food products.

The 2015 conference theme is Unlocking the Secrets of Raising Great Food. This will be an opportunity for local food producers, organic farmers, restaurateurs, and related businesses to gather and share information and resources that will contribute to the viability and success of western Colorado agriculture.

The Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum is a collaborative effort between the Valley Food Partnership, CSU Tri-River Area Extension Service, the City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism, the Shavano Conservation District and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative and Economic Development Center.

Registration opens November 1st. To register and learn more about the Forum, visit the event website: www.foodfarmforum.org

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Updated Thursday, October 16, 2014