Getting help in the agriculture and natural resources department just got easier. Whether you need help identifying weeds or want to learn more about small acreage management, we are here to help.
Honey Bee Health the Focus of CSU & CDC Grant
Maintaining healthy bee populations has been challenging for a variety of reasons including communicable diseases that bees are contracting, mite infestations, lack of forage and misuse of pesticides. This grant will allow for a three year study. Read more.
Summer Small Acreage Educational Series
Join CSU Extension and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to tour locations along the Front Range to learn about grazing strategies, weed identification and control, irrigation practices and water rights, native plants, and grass identification and reseeding. Read more.
Weeds, Weeds, Weeds
- What is a Noxious Weed and why should you care? Find out.
- Myrtle spurge – It must be eliminated in Colorado – Learn how to help rid of it.
- Cheatgrass – Greens up in Spring – Get rid of it before it becomes a fire hazard in Summer.
- Common mullein – Tall with rosettes & woolly leaves – Getting rid of the roots is key.
- Flixweed – From the mustard family and pretty, but it is a weed. Learn more.
Apply for the 2018 Native Plant Master Program
There are still two classes available through the Native Plant Master Program for this year.
- Red Mountain Open Space in Wellington, on August 12, 19, and 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Reservoir Ridge Natural Area in Fort Collins on August 20, 27, and September 10, 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Applications are being accepted through July 23rd. Apply now.
Native Plant Master Program
NATIVE PLANT MASTER PROGRAM
Get to know the plants in Colorado through our Native Plant Master Program. Native plants support natural resource conservation. The educational and volunteer program raises awareness about native plants, sustainable landscapes and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems. Anyone 16 and older is eligible to apply to this program and special classes.
Applications are currently being accepted. Read more and apply today!
Colorado Building Farmers & Ranchers Program
COLORADO BUILDING FARMERS & RANCHERS PROGRAM
The Colorado Building Farmers and Ranchers program
builds community and capacity in agriculture through
classroom learning for beginning farmers and ranchers.
The program is a series of eight evening classes
designed to help new farmers and ranchers explore
agriculture as a business and provide intermediate and
experienced farmers and ranchers with tools and ideas
to refine and enhance their business management,
production, and marketing skills. The outcome of the
course is for participants to create a business plan. Read more.