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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community without discrimination in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family & Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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One of the main reasons people buy acreage is to house livestock. Whether raising goats, horses, lamas or even chickens, owning livestock is a 24/7, 365-day proposition. Livestock owners must be prepared to handle sick animals, evacuate them in emergencies and learn to handle them properly. Providing water, shelter and a nutritious diet every day requires a commitment. It is also important to have identified and developed a relationship with a local veterinarian that can treat livestock prior to emergencies.

General Livestock Resources

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Cattle

Chickens

The popularity of keeping poultry especially backyard chickens has exploded. Many urban and small acreage residents who want to provide fresh food for their families are now keeping a small flock mostly for egg production. This brochure is not meant to provide everything a family needs to know in order to keep a few birds but to provide basic information and additional resources. Check out the brochure for great information… Backyard & Small Flock Poultry in Boulder County

Sheep and goats, swine & other animals

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.