There are special elements and considerations involved with managing small acreage properties such as weed identification and management, grass identification, pasture management, and reseeding.

Do you have questions?

Larimer County CSU Extension can help you reach the goals for your property.

Site visit cost: $75

During your site visit, we can consult on grazing management, weed ID, poisonous plants, re-seeding, irrigation, and tree care. The site visit cost includes the visit and management plan/additional resources.

Contact us at 970-498-6000 or to schedule. 

Colorado Small Acreage Management

The Colorado Small Acreage Management is a partnership through the Colorado State University Extension and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  You can find more information, including the Colorado Forage Guide, on their website. 

Download the Colorado Forage Guide

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Managing Dryland Pastures - Recorded Webinar 

The Small Acerage Management Newsletters are offered through Colorado Small Acreage Management. 

Learn more





  • Eating Locally, Building a Stronger Colorado
  • Colorado Produce Calendar
  • Leave it Messy this Fall
  • Turkey Time
  • Ranch to Plate Act
  • Winterbourne Weeds


  • Beef with a Story to It
  • Wetland Ecosystem Restoration
  • 10 Tips on Managing Drought Stressed Horse Pastures
  • Prostrate Weeds
  • Journal Entry from a Bird Conservationist
  • Livestock Checkpoints Planned in Brand States


  • Beetle Outbreak Impacts
  • Emergency Preparedness: Make A Plan
  • Protecting Plants from Wild Weather this Spring
  • Introduction to N-P-K on a Compost Test
  • Annual Weeds
  • Learning Opportunities and Grants


  • New SAM Specialist
  • Keeping Dogs Safe around Livestock and Horses
  • Windbreaks and Small Acreages
  • USDA Expands Resources for Poultry Growers
  • Winter Chicken Care 6 Gardening Predictions for 2021
  • Learning and Grant Opportunities



  • Small Acreage Management Survey
  • Grazing Behavior Depends on Species, Location
  • Wildfire Wednesday Webinars
  • Plant Hardiness is More than a Zone Number
  • Dryland Pasture Series
  • Potential Restoration of Wolves in Colorado
  • SARE Fresh Growth Podcast


  • Victory Garden Program with Grow and Give
  • 4-H Carries On
  • A Website We Love
  • Best plants to create habitat
  • NRCS Resources 7 Composting 101
  • Holistic Land Planning Opportunity


  • Picking the Right Chicks for You
  • Fire Resistant Landscaping
  • Custom Rates of 2019
  • Can Specialty Crops and Solar Thrive Together?
  • Transplanting Warm Season Vegetables
  • Upcoming Webinars and Educational Opportunities

Special Edition

  • Life in the Times of COVID-19
  • Thoughts to Consider
  • Septic Systems
  • Educational Videos, Audio, and Other Recordings
  • Equine Corona Virus is Not COVID-19
  • Maintaining a Healthy Barn


  • Where do Bees go in Winter?
  • Soil Health
  • USDA Rural Development Value Added Grant
  • Which Trees to Transplant in Spring and Fall
  • Bird Migration Timing
  • Payson Lupine and Silvery Lupine



  • Nature’s Little Serial Killer, the Loggerhead Shrike
  • Thinking of Reseeding a Pasture?
  • Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in 35 Counties
  • Resources for Hay Buyers and Producers
  • Plant Look-a-Likes: Hemlock and Osha
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
  • Fall Weed Management


  • Rabbit Ownership
  • Canada Thistle Rust
  • Rangeland Grass Recovery After Drought
  • Colorado Woody Plants App
  • Gardening Hacks for Extreme Colorado
  • Biodiversity
  • YouTube University
  • Colorado Forest Legacy Program


  • Microgreens Production
  • A Little Bit of Snake Knowledge Goes a Long Way
  • Horse Pasture and Manure Q & A
  • Pasture Seeding Q & A
  • Weeds With Taproots: Organic Control on Small Plots
  • Feeding Wildlife During Winter Does Harm
  • CSU Online Land Stewardship Short Courses
  • Bark Beetle Outbreak Expanding in Colorado


  • The Spreading of Weeds
  • Pasture Track System
  • Air Quality and Agriculture
  • Lavender Production and Management
  • More to the Business than Harvesting and Selling
  • High Altitude Baking
  • Low-Cost Seedling Trees Available for Landowners
  • Online Land Stewardship Program
  • New Program Supports Agricultural Intern Opportunities
  • Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum

Non-Discrimination Statement

Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.

Larimer County Office of Colorado State University Extension

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1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2004

Phone: (970) 498-6000 

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Our office follows the Larimer County Holiday Calendar for office closures.