Tri River Area CSU Extension 2016-2017 Programming update

Commercial Horticulture Program

Landscape West 2016

  • Landscape Show for the Green Industry at the Two Rivers Convention Center

Horticulture Demonstration Day

Tree Diversity Workshop in Grand Junction

Arbor Day Festival and Earth Day Tree Planting Demonstration

Cytospora Research

Farmers Market Inspections

Pest District Inspections

Municipality Training for the Cities

DRIP (Drought Response Information Project)

  • This program is a learning opportunity to learn how to conserve water properly

Native Plant Masters Classes

Seedling Tree Sales

Master Gardener Program

  • 103 Master Gardener Volunteers
  • 105 Housecalls
  • Served many informational booths
  • Perform diagnostics through the Tri River Area (Mesa, Delta, Montrose)
  • October Plant Sale and Tree Auction
  • Ute Learning Garden- BLM, Forest Service, and Ute Indian Tribe partner together to maintain the Ute Gardens.

Small acreage management

5th Annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum: January 21-22, 2017 Theme: Healthy Land, Food, People

  • 20 Workshop Sessions including the following topics:
  • Ag Business and Marketing
  • Ag Specialty Crops
  • Optimizing Livestock Production
  • Maximizing Crop Production
  • Successful Organic Farming
  • Updated on Critical Issues- Water
  • 12 Round Table Discussions
  • Hemp Presentation

Spring and Fall Field Days at the Pasture Demonstration Plot

  • Includes 17 irrigated and 17 dry land grass species
  • In the future, we plan to expand plot to include orchard pollinators and recommendations for livestock, erosion control, weed suppression, and wildlife habitat.
  • Handouts available 24/7 for people to walk and enjoy the plot and learn more about the project.


2017 Pest Management Workshop

  • February in Grand Junction, over 200 participants
  • Continuing education credits and new learning opportunities for those who are receiving or have received their commercial or private pesticide applicator license.

Discovery of Grape Phylloxera: Targeting Grape Industry

  • Recently discovered on the Western Slope
  • Feeds on the roots and damages the 'wine type' of growing grapes

Researching Wheat Stripe Rust

  • A fungal disease that affects the quality of wheat crop
  • We have never seen this before in our area and it must be monitored closely

Insect Survey

  • Trap insects that we have never identified before to make sure we do not have these insects in the area.
  • Success story of the Japanese Beetle trapping in Mesa County

Livestock & Range

  • 2nd Annual Range Beef Cow Symposium
  • Site Visits
  • TRA Field Consulting

Food consumer science

  • Offered various programs/classes
  • ServSafe Classes (84 managers/instructors)
  • Cottage Foods Act Food Safety Classes, Food Safety Works, Etiquette Classes, Nutrition Classes, Canning, Master Food Safety Advisor Tour, judged at fairs and more.


Mesa County

  • Charity Auction with Grand West Tractor
  • 4H received a $2,500 donation
  • Americorps programming going strong with after school programming

Delta County

  • 67th Annual Beef Roast
  • 3,100 dinners sold, proceeds help kids go on trips, scholarships, awards, etc

Montrose and Ouray County

  • Back to 4-H Night- 300 attendees in March
  • Over 30 new members recruited
  • BBQ is coming up in June and is Montrose biggest fundraiser.

Stem outreach

  • Getting non-traditional projects active in schools and teaching life skills to members not necessary joining traditional 4-H
  • Embryology, robotics, science days, CSU camps, electricity, germs, etc

We are here for you


Tri River Area Colorado State University Extension

Call your local office to see what we can assist you with today!

Mesa: 970-244-1831 Delta: 970-875-2195 Montrose & Ouray: 970-249-3935


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