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2018 Golden Plains Area Agricultural Handbook

The 2018 edition of the Golden Plains Area Agricultural Handbook is currently in production and orders are being taken now for your copy. This publication is a permanent and often used item in many farm, ranch and agribusiness offices in Northeastern Colorado. This resource book contains the latest university research for high plains agriculture in Colorado. Most of the research results presented in the handbook are conducted on local farms and ranches in the area.

The handbook will be formatted in two parts this year. Part one will contain much of the crop production, water management, crop pathology, insect control and weed management information. Part two will contain information on, livestock cost of production, and crop cost of production. In total subscribers will find approximately 150 pages of current research information required to make informed decisions for agricultural operations.

Pricing for print or CD versions of handbook will remain the same as previous years with tiered pricing for multiple subscriptions and the availability of a printed copy or CD version. The CD version has the added benefit of spreadsheet templates and other resources useful in the decision making process. The deadline for receiving a break on your subscription price is January 11, 2018. Order forms are available at Golden Plains Area Extension offices or can be downloaded from our website. Purchase and payment can be made online or printed and sent to the Washington Count Extension Office at 181 Birch, Akron, CO 80720.  An Adobe version of the current and recent Agriculture Handbooks can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.


2018 Golden Plains Area Agriculture Handbook


Volume XV, Part 1




Volume XV, Part 2



2017 Golden Plains Area Agriculture Handbook


Volume XIV, Part 1




Volume XIV, Part 2



2016 Golden Plains Area Agriculture Handbook


Volume XIII