Agriculture in Colorado

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The State Land Board is hosting free holistic grazing seminars for our agriculture lessees. RSVP now.  Questions? Call us at 719-543-7403.

We're hosting the forums at two locations in order to help lessees from around the state participate.

National expert Dr. Tim Steffens will facilitate the day-long forums. He'll discuss comprehensive grazing and ranch management practices, including economics, ecology, livestock nutrition, and reproduction. Light breakfast as well as a full lunch will be provided.

Two locations for FREE holistic grazing seminars: 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 8:30 - 4 pm

Arapahoe Fairgounds, Windmill Room (Arapahoe County)
25690 E Quincy Ave.
Aurora, CO 80016

Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 8:30 - 4 pm

Otero Junior College (Otero County)
OJC Student Center, Banquet Room
2001 San Juan Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050

Biography: Dr. Tim Steffens has a joint appointment with the Agriculture Sciences Department at West Texas A&M and with Texas AgriLife Extension in the field of rangeland resource management. His experience also includes working directly with producers on rangeland issues including grazing management, prescribed fire, livestock nutrition and Threatened &Endangered species as a Rangeland Management Specialist with the USDA-NRCS in southeastern Colorado. Dr. Steffens has authored numerous refereed journal articles on grazing management to achieve desired outcomes and has been an invited speaker throughout the western United States for both scientific and producer oriented meetings on the subject of grazing management. Previously, he was a rangeland management specialist with Colorado Cooperative Extension and instructor with the Colorado State University Western Center for Integrated Resource Management.  He has also managed a 1300 cow ranch for the Mescalero Apaches in the mountains of southern New Mexico.  He also worked as the extension project manager for the nationally recognized Seco Creek Water Quality Demonstration Project.  His current research and extension interests include managing ecological succession using targeted grazing management, developing integrated livestock-rangeland-cropping systems to improve soil quality and improve conservation as well as brush and weed management.

RSVP now. 

Leasing with Us

The State Land Board issues surface leases for grazing, dry land crop production and irrigated farming. Agriculture leases generate consistent and sustainable revenue while managing state trust land in a manner that protects and enhances the long-term value of the assets.  Agriculture leases are managed by Staff in the agency’s district offices.  For questions or assistance, please refer to the Contact Us Page for the district office that handles your county.

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