Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.
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  • Colorado Small Acreage Management – Improving land stewardship by helping landowners understand and manage their property resources (soil, water, animals, plants, and air).
  • http://sam.extension.colostate.edu/
Small Acreage Services Database
  • The source for Colorado landowners to search for contractors, equipment, and land management services. CSU Ext. and USDA-NRCS are working together to provide avenues for landowners to find local small acreage resources and open an avenue for local contractors and suppliers to interact with rural customers.
  • http://sam.ext.colostate.edu/
Western Water Assessment
  • This a great website for current temperature, precipitation and snow pack information.
  • http://wwa.colorado.edu/index.html
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
USDA
  • https://www.usda.gov/
Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe, high quality, and sustainable food supply; and protect consumers, the environment, and natural resources.
  • https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmain
Planning for Your Land- Land Help Info
  • Landhelp.info is for private land owners and managers, professionals, helpers, and students to learn how to better manage lands, animals and people. Active management keeps land and people productive and healthy for present and future generations, owners, and for increasing economic, environmental, and aesthetic benefits.
  • http://landhelp.info/directory/about-us/
Farm to Table
Good Management Practices
  • Farm to table food safety for colorado producers-GAPs/GHP.
  • http://farmtotable.colostate.edu/grower-resources.php#.Wigll2dQtbE
Building Farmers in the West Website
  • Builds farmer capacity and community through classroom and experiential learning for beginning farmers and ranchers (USDA defines as 0 – 10 yrs experience).
  • http://buildingfarmers.com/
CoAgMet
  • Network of automatic weather stations distributed across the state.
  • http://coagmet.colostate.edu/
Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Committed to providing practical solutions to real problems.
  • http://dare.agsci.colostate.edu/
Market Reports
  • Commodity reports of particular interest to Colorado producers.
  • http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/commodity-market-reports/

Publications

For information about establishing and managing small acreage pastures, including proper seeding and planting tips, specifically for our area, please have a look at our recently recorded webinar found here. This talk is about 30 minutes and gives some species specific recommendations on what kinds of grasses and legumes work best in this area and will also offer some basic tips on getting these plants seeded and established.

For the following large documents, please contact our office as the files are too large for this site.

  • Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Guide
  • Living in Western Colorado on a Few Acres
  • Colorado Forage Guide