A great number of "ranchettes" (5-35 acres) have been established along the Front Range stretching from Fort Collins to Pueblo. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension provides self study and group instruction materials, as well as one-on-one, to our small acreage owners. Trained specialists and agents support a variety of animal enterprises such as aquaculture, ratites, goat raising and others including organic livestock production. In the plant sector, there is special interest in herbs, organic fruits and vegetables and numerous alternative crops. Natural resource management is a significant need by these small scale landowners.
Room 121 Shepardson Bldg.,
Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1101.
Phone: (970) 491-2074
Fax: (970) 491-4895
Guide to Rural Living in Custer County ($5.00); Rural Living in Southwest Colorado ($4.00); Living in Western Colorado on a Few Acres ($7.00); Healthy Rural Living and Small Scale Agriculture ($3.00); Rural Realities (Free); Small Acreage Quarterly Newsletter (Free); ABC's of Small Acreage Ownership (Video- $25.00); Matching Tractor and Implement Sizes (#0.5009); General Tractor Safety (#5.016); Colorado Grape Growers Guide, (550A, $12.00); Growing Small Fruit (561A, $12.00).
Contact for Publications
Cooperative Extension Resource Center,
115 General Services Bldg., CSU,
Fort Collins, CO 80523-4061.
Phone: (970) 491-6198
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