08-26-16 NRCS-CO News: FREE PASTURE EVENT in Longmont, CO on September 14th…

CSU Ext Small Acreage Management logoPasture Talk:  Managing Pastures and Improving Soil

Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m

Longmont, CO

Join us for an informative and interactive Pasture Talk.  We will visit one of our demonstration plots to discuss the importance of managing pastures to ensure sustainable forage production, while also paying close attention to what is going on below the soil surface that drives productivity.  In short, healthy soils = healthy pastures.  But what does soil health mean?  We will show you with a hands-on demonstration and discuss how those factors improve the overall health of your pastures.

This workshop is free to attend.  Please come dressed for the field with good shoes and clothing for unpredictable Colorado weather.  Also plan to bring water, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, and note taking material.

Please RSVP for this workshop by no later than Friday September 9th by emailing Jennifer.cook@colostate.edu or calling 720-634-3927.  Once you are registered the location of the pasture talk will be provided, which will be south of Longmont, near Niwot.

This Pasture Walk series is a collaborative project among Colorado State University Extension in Adams, Boulder, and Larimer counties, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Longmont and Boulder Valley Conservation Districts.

Submitted to The BARN by:Jennifer Cook, Small Acreage Management Coordinator, NRCS/CSU Extension, 57 West Bromley Lane, Brighton, CO 80601; 720-634-3927 NEW; (cell) 717-645-7817 email: jennifer.cook@colostate.edu

Small Acreage Website:  www.ext.colostate.edu/sam

Check out the Small Acreage Services Database: http://sam.ext.colostate.edu/