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The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains.

The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains to provide citizens with valued Extension resources.

Freemont Butte Dam, the What’s and Why’s

Joe Frank, Manager of the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District (LSPWCD), Jim Yahn, Manager of Prewitt and North Sterling Reservoirs and Marina Kopytkovskiy, Project Manager for Parker Water and Sanitation District will present information on the proposed water supply project in Northeast Colorado including the proposed Freemont Butte Reservoir near Akron, Colorado on June 29, 2020. The information presented will give a general overview of what the water will be used for and why the project is being pursued. The meeting will be done via Zoom Webinar. You must register for the event. To register: - Go to Washington County & Cope Conservation District Facebook page and click on the link. - Call Washington County Conservation District at 970-345-2364 X3. Give them your e-mail address and they will send you the link - Type bit.ly/fremontmeeting into your computer and you can register. The Webinar will be at 6:00 PM on June 29, 2020.

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WANTED: GARDENERS WITH A GREEN THUMB AND A HEART OF GOLD!!

In response to the recent storm that wiped out gardens in Northeast Colorado, our CSU Family would like to offer local gardeners FREE vegetable plants and an opportunity to pay it forward by participating in CSU’s new Grow and Give program; a modern day Victory Garden project designed to help people learn to grow food and donate extra locally. Northeast Colorado Extension agents are currently distributing free plants, including tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, and others. To get your plants and participate in the Grow and Give project, or for more information on how you can help, please contact your local CSU Extension Office.

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2020 Virtual Wheat Field Days

New realities require new action and we are excited to bring you the next best thing to in-field wheat field days. The virtual experience makes it possible for CSU experts on weed science, entomology, and pathology to showcase their strong wheat research and extension activities. Seed companies have contributed informative, short clips on each of their varieties they have entered for testing in the CSU trials.

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