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Colorado Small Acreage Management helps improve land stewardship by helping landowners understand and manage their property resources such as soil, water, animals, plants, and air quality. Extension resources provide research-based information for producers located throughout the county and the state.

Upcoming Events

FREE WORKSHOP
Grass 101 (Grass, Weeds and Grazing)
December 1, 1-4 p.m. 

Prairie Canyon Ranch, 4620 S. State Hwy 83 in Franktown
RSVP by December 1 to james@goldwest.net or call 719.331.6121 with questions.

In this workshop will really “Cover the Ground!”  Join us for an enjoyable and informative afternoon at beautiful Prairie Canyon Ranch.  We will traverse the many facets of Soil, Grass, Weeds, and the Animals that graze them.  Gain a true understanding of how these systems work, and work together.  Learn how to build soil, increase your plant production and graze so that it actually enhances and regenerates your property.  It can be done!  Whether it is your front lawn, your “back Forty” or your large ranch acreage, you will find thought changing information that will transform your property.  Time for questions and discussion.  Enjoy a pasture walk on the ranch as well as an historical tour of the well preserved and famous structures of the Prairie Canyon Ranch.

FREE WORKSHOP Grass 201 (advanced)
December 8, 1-4 p.m.
Prairie Canyon Ranch,  4620 S. State Hwy 83 in Franktown
RSVP by December 8 to james@goldwest.net or call 719.331.6121 with questions.

Now that you are excited about regenerating your property, let’s get serious!  We have already ‘covered some good ground’ so let’s ‘dig a little deeper.’  A more in depth look at the influence of animals on your pasture and how to calculate your available forage, plan your grazing paddocks and graze periods, and know when your pasture has been given the rest it needs.  These principles apply no matter your animal of choice.  As the land stewards of your own property you will have opportunity to create a Land Plan, a Grazing Plan, and a Monitoring Plan.  Weed and fire mitigation grazing, temporary fencing and a host of other topics included.  Remember if you dig a little you can learn a lot!  Once again, you are invited to take a pasture walk and historical tour if you choose.