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The Southeast Area Extension offices provide 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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Agriculture is big business in Colorado, contributing $40 billion annually to the state’s economy.  Whether you are farming on a small acreage, in urban spaces or are involved in large-scale production agriculture, Extension resources provide research-based information for producers located from the plains to the mountains. Topics include:  Crops, Farm Management, and Livestock. Newsletters Inside … Continue reading

Private Pesticide

Need information on Commercial or Private Pesticide Testing?
CSU Private Pesticide Applicators information

Antibiotic Restriction Changes

June 11, 2023 will bring additional changes to how antibiotics can be purchased by livestock producers.
On this date the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM)
discontinued “Over The Counter” purchases of injectable livestock antibiotics from your local feed
store, farm supply, CO-OP or any other entity without a veterinary prescription. The rule comes after a
2018 FDA-CVM study on antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings. The rule is for medically
important antibiotics, those used from both human and animal health, and is intended to decrease or
keep bacteria from becoming antibiotic resistant. 

Other useful links:


CSU Extension Agriculture and Business Management

CSU Extension Agricultural Producer Page

CSU Extension Natural Resource Page

CSU Extension Animal Health Page

CSU Extension Drought Page

CSU Wheat Breeding Program 

CSU Extension Range Management Page

Seedling Trees


Seedling Trees

Are you interested in improving the air quality around you?

Do you need a visual screen or a wind break?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may want to check into the seedling tree program.

We have a wide variety of windbreak trees available to order from your local Colorado State University Extension Office.  They may be picked up at your local Extension Office or by clicking on the link to your county.

Crowley and Otero Tree Customers please read this information regarding orders: Crowley/Otero Customers

Baca CountyCrowley County   | Kiowa CountyOtero County

For the below counties contact your local Soil Conservation District
Cheyenne County  |  Prowers County
Bent County Contact either Otero County or Prowers County SCD

Advantages of planting trees around your farmstead include the following:

Improve air quality, trees absorb carbon dioxide and replenish the atmosphere with oxygen.
Help save energy by cooling in the hotter months and as windbreaks during the winter.
Windbreaks reduce noise.
Improves water quality by reducing runoff and erosion.
Trees improve wildlife diversity by providing habitat.
Provide income from Christmas tree sales.  Windbreak trees can only be resold as cut Christmas trees.

“There are both, barerooted and potted varieties available at this time, but I suggest you order soon because supplies are limited to a first-come basis.”

Orders will be taken until March 4, 2022 with the seedlings arriving in Late March.

Recommended Trees for Plains Communities of Southeastern Colorado

Buyers Guide

Tree Sold Out List

Tree Planting and Care Guide

Colorado State Forest Service