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The Crowley County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Seasonal Water Needs and Opportunities for Limited Irrigation for Colorado Crops

Quick Facts….

  • Knowing seasonal crop water requirements is crucial for planning your crop mixture.
  • Net crop requirements are estimated using models, based on weather variables.
  • To irrigate for the greatest return, producers need to understand how crops respond to water, how crop rotation enhances water availability, and how changes in agronomic practices affect water needs. Read more…

Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling – Best Management Practices

spraying a fieldStorage and handling of pesticides and fertilizers in their concentrated forms pose the highest potential risk to ground or surface water from agricultural chemicals. Learn more


The Colorado AgrAbility Project (CAP) is a partnership between Colorado State University Extension and Goodwill Industries of Colorado. The program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to provide information, education, and services to farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers and their families with disabilities, illnesses, or conditions. This unique collaboration promotes independence in production agriculture by helping workers find the help they need to begin, remain, or regain employment on their farm or ranch.

Thanks to the Colorado AgrAbility project, Colorado farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture are able to continue working, despite a long term illness, permanent injury, aging issues or other physical challenges.

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