Colorado State University Extension Trainings for March 2019

Colorado State University offers a variety of classes and hands-on workshops in El Paso County throughout the year. They range from consumer education in home gardening, food preservation, and food safety certifications.   Cottage Food Training Participants will learn safety guidelines and specifics for operating a small home-based cottage food business from a home kitchen.…

Overview of the Producer Rule Workshop

Colorado State University Extension presents Overview of the Produce Rule Workshop. Who should attend the workshop? All fruit and vegetable growers and anyone interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). You will learn how and when your farm must be complaint according to FDA…

Online Land Stewardship Program – Now Live

Colorado State University Extension – Online Land Stewardship Program is now live! Those who own, live on, and manage small-acreage properties are responsible for a variety of natural resources, including soil, water. air, plants and animals. It is important to manage these resources sustainably to ensure the land remains healthy, productive, ecologically diverse and preserved…

Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden

Colorado State University Extension offers Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden. Learn how to effectively manage and amend soils in Colorado to successfully grow plants. Drainage, compaction, water infiltration and water retention are all soil properties that can be improved with proper management. Adding quality compost is a key to enhancing positive soil…