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Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts will once again offer the Small Acreage Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 27. The workshop will be at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The workshop speakers will address cattle production for small acreages, edible native plants, Colorado fence law and much more.

The program will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.



A $10 fee is required and lunch is included.

Reservations are encouraged, and can be done by mailing the registration fee to Gar-Pit Conservation Districts, 258 Center Dr. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.



The annual Ag Day will be held at the New Castle Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s speakers include Plant Materials staff from Meeker, who will provide information on how to plant with a no till drill and what outcome you should expect.

Ben Berlinger, Range Specialist, will be on hand to discuss pasture and range plantings and proper management of seeded area.

Denis Reich, CSU Extension Irrigation Specialist will give an up-to-date presentation on irrigation water management after your seeding and sideroll.

Carla Roberts will give tips on what to do and what not to do when you see sheep guard dogs.

Steve Anthony will give an update for Garfield County Weed Program.

And two experts will be on hand to give an update on the new Farm Bill, plus several more topics.

A complete agenda is available by calling the district office at (970) 945-5494 ext. 105.

Lunch will be provided but requires reservations, which can be done by calling the number above.


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