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Agriculture and Natural Resources

agriculture resources, Larimer County

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. Contact Karen Crumbaker directly at 970-498-6003.

Native Plant Master Program

Native Plant Master Program logo, Larimer County

About the Program

The Native Plant Master Program in Larimer County educates the public about native plants in order to foster stewardship, sustainable landscaping and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems. The courses for this award-winning program are taught in the field at local open space parks and natural areas in Larimer County using living examples of Colorado flora.  You will learn fascinating facts and uses of some of Colorado’s plants, sharpen your plant ID skills, discover how noxious weeds threaten native plants and wildlife, and interact with others who share your love of Colorado flora.

Native Plant Master Course (application deadline April 3rd)

The course consists of 3 4-hour days. Two courses are offered:

  • Fridays, May 25, June 5, and 12, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Lory State Park
  • Sundays, August 16, 23, and 30, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Red Mountain Open Space

Special Native Plant Master Classes (application deadline April 3rd)

  • Native Plants for Mobility Impaired
    Thursday, June 11, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Nix Farm Native Plant Garden
    Explore native plants in a venue conducive for mobility impaired individuals
  • Grass ID
    Friday, June 26, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
    The class focuses on the identification of grasses native and introduced to our area

2020 Native Plant Master Application
2020 Native Plant Master Program Guidelines

Farm & Ranch Family Stress and Depression

The last few years have been difficult for farm and ranch families. Many are experiencing emotional and financial stress as a result. There are several signs and symptoms of when a farm family is in need of help. Read more.

There are also resources available:

Small Acreage Management

There are special elements and considerations involved with managing small acreage properties such as weed identification and management, grass identification, pasture management, and reseeding. Do you have questions? Larimer County CSU Extension can help you reach the goals for your property. Contact Karen Crumbaker directly at 970-498-6003 for information or to schedule a site visit ($50)

Radon Awareness Program

What is radon, what are the health risks, and how can you test your home?  Larimer County Extension offers Radon Awareness Programs during the winter months to learn about radon and how to test your home.  Contact Karen Crumbaker at 970-498-6003 if you have questions.

 

Building Farmers & Ranchers Program

Building Farmers & Ranchers Program

The Colorado Building Farmers and Ranchers program builds community and capacity in agriculture through classroom learning. The program is designed to help new farmers and ranchers explore agriculture as a business, how to manage risks and how to succeed in diverse markets. Applications are accepted once a year typically in the Fall. Contact Karen Crumbaker at 970-498-6003 for additional information.

The next course will be offered in Fall 2020

 Read about the program

Weed & Poisonous Plant Management

Soil, Water & Plant Resources

Forestry & Wildlife Resources

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