Self-guided small acreage pasture tour at fairgrounds

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Self-guided small acreage pasture tour at fairgrounds | Delta County Fair, Hotchkiss

Tri-River Area small acreage landowners are invited to a "Management of Small Acreage Pastures Self-Guided Tour," during the 2017 Delta County Fair, scheduled for August 6-12 at the Delta County Fairgrounds, 403 S. 4th Street, Hotchkiss. The 2-acre plot is located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, by the river.

The demonstration plot offers a hands-on view of 17 species of irrigated grasses and another 17 species of dryland grasses suited for Tri River Area climate and soils. These grasses can be used for agricultural and natural resource conservation purposes, such as: growing hay, grazing livestock, weed suppression, erosion control, and enhancement of wildlife habitat.

The grasses are planted on furrows clearly labeled. A plot map is posted and handout materials describing specie characteristics of each of the grasses are also available in a handout box.

Be sure to visit the Delta County Fair and take a few minutes to tour the grass pasture demonstration plot. The project is a cooperative effort by CSU Tri-River Area Extension, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Delta County, Delta Conservation District, and the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts.

For more information please contact project coordinators:

John Rizza at 243-5068 ext. 128 or

F. Isaac Muñoz at 249-3935 or