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The San Luis Valley Area Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in four main areas: Agriculture & Range, Family & Health, Nutrition, and 4-H Youth Development.

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Agriculture & Range

Colorado State University Extension is your source for the latest research-based information and educational programs related to agriculture, range and natural resources. Explore our program areas to discover information and resources on a variety of topics.

San Luis Valley Program Areas:

Contact us via email, phone (719-852-7381) or in person with your agriculture and range related questions. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll put you in touch with someone who does.

Our Programs

We offer a variety of educational workshops, events and individual education opportunities throughout the year in the areas of agriculture and range management.  We also offer training in emergency preparedness and rodent or wildlife management. Browse some of our offerings below.

Southern Rocky Mountain Agriculture Conference

Every February the San Luis Valley Extension office sponsors the three-day Southern Rocky Mountain Agriculture Conference and Agricultural Trade Fair. The conference provides information for sustainable and profitable production and management strategies for potato growers and small grain and forage growers of the San Luis Valley.  We also provide updates on the current situation with regard to the projected Rio Grande River water availability and the water sub-districts in the San Luis Valley for the upcoming year. The event provides the latest local and regional research, information critically needed by growers to not only improve their operations, but to become more successful.

Pesticide Training

In the winter and spring months we collaborate with the local Conservation Districts and DP Ag Products to provide training on the seven core credit areas of pesticide management Continuing Education Credits needed for private and commercial applicators.