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Small Acreage Management

Small acreage landowners in Colorado own 2 to 100 acres and may be lifestyle farmers who work outside the home, retired operators, or operators of a small farm or ranch. CSU Extension provides these landowners with information on pasture management, weeds, selecting crops and livestock, and environmental factors that affect land and natural resources.

Introduction to Backyard Chickens
Backyard Chickens continue to grow in popularity across Colorado – but are they right for your family? What does it take to start and maintain a flock at home? Join us for a morning workshop focused on novice and interested backyard chicken owners.

Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: CALF’s Lowell Ranch at Plum Creek, 2330 I-25, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Space is limited, click here to register early! Registration includes snacks, research-based presentations and handouts.

Colorado State University ExtensionAsk a Question
Contact Extension’s Small Acreage Management Coordinator with questions related to agriculture, small acreage management or natural resources.



Small Acreage ManagementSmall Acreage Management
Whether new to farming or an old pro, understanding your land and resources is crucial.



Weed ManagementWeed Management
Are weeds invading your field crops, pastures, gardens or lawns? Find the information you need to manage or control a weed problem.



pasture managementPasture Management
Over 35 percent of the farm land in Arapahoe County is in pasture. Find information to manage your pasture land for sustainable use.



Selection of Crops/LivestockSelection of Crops/Livestock
Find information on calculating stocking rates, carrying capacity of a pasture and what crops will grow in our dryland environment.




Small Acreage Success Story
Landowner shares his experience with pasture management.