Garfield County is located in western Colorado and consists of Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Battlement Mesa and Parachute. Garfield County has been experiencing steady population and economic growth. The oil and gas industry has been prominent in Garfield County. Other major economic contributors are tourism and agriculture. The agriculture industry has seen an increased interest in small acreage and local food production. The communities in Garfield County have diverse economies, shopping opportunities and housing choices. The population is approximately 28 percent Hispanic. Garfield County is primarily rural, with 60% public land.
The purpose of the agriculture agent is to provide leader ship, organization, implementation and direction in the development of educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, small acreage management and natural resources in Garfield County.
The agriculture agent and Colorado Master Gardeners offer assistance with questions about plants, pests, landscape management, vegetable production, land stewardship and more.
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If you have any gardening or horticulture questions please contact the agriculture agent at 970-625-3969