Colorado State University’s Arkansas Valley Research Center to host Field Day and Extension Office Groundbreaking – Tuesday, September 4th
ROCKY FORD, CO – Colorado State University’s Arkansas Valley Research Center will hold its Biennial Agricultural Field Day along with the groundbreaking event for the new CSU Extension office. The program will be on Tuesday, September 4th at 3:30 p.m.
The Research Center was established in 1888 and is the oldest continuously operated
agricultural experiment station in Colorado. Situated on over 100 acres, the Research
Center was established to serve the research needs of the irrigated farming area of
southeast Colorado extending from Pueblo County on the west to the Kansas border on the east.
In addition to being the site for irrigated crop research, the Research Center is home to
the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and the soon to be constructed CSU Extension
The event will include presentations from CSU President, Dr. Tony Frank,
Horticulturalist, Dr Mike Bartolo, Irrigation Specialist, Joel Schneekloth, and Dr. Gene
Niles of the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
The field day is free and open to everyone. Following the tour, there will be a picnic
supper. Visitors are welcome to visit any area of the Research Center before or after
the regular tour.
The Research Center is located one mile east of Rocky Ford on Hwy 50 and south 1/4
mile on County Road 21.
Contact Mike Bartolo at 719-254-6312 for more information