109 W. Main St., Room 102
Cortez, CO 80321-3155
(970) 564-8615 (fax)
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST
County Extension Director,
4-H Program Coordinator
Fresh locally grown produce and local meat products are available
at the Cortez Farmers' Market. The Market usually begins the first
Saturday in June and runs through mid-October every Saturday starting
at 7:30 a.m. The location is currently in the County Courthouse
west parking lot, 109 W. Main in Cortez. Individuals wishing to
sell at the Cortez Farmers' Market must obtain a permit at CSU Extension
in the Montezuma County Courthouse or at the market itself.
Yellow Jacket Orchard / Vineyard
The Yellow Jacket Orchard / Vineyard Demonstration Project was
implemented in April 1991 as a result of grower and homeowner request
for local research information on fruit tree and vineyard cultivars,
development and management, irrigation, frost protection, pruning,
pest and disease management, equipment usage, and other best management
practices. Located at the SW Colorado Research Center, 16910 C.R.
Z in Yellow Jacket, this 2.7 acre project includes:
- 28 Apple Varieties: Trees are in a conventional orchard setting
and a trellis system. Most are grown on a dwarf rootstock.
- 4 Peach Varieties: Trees are in a conventional orchard setting.
- 4 Pear Varieties: Trees are in a conventional orchard setting.
- 6 Wine Grape Varieties: Vines are planted on a seven wire catch
- 1 Raspberry Variety: Planted in 1994 in a traditional row.
- 13 Drought Tolerant Grass Varieties: Planted between the rows
of the fruit trees.
- 3 plum varieties planted 2008.
For more information on the CSU Extension Demonstration Orchard,
please visit the Dolores County website - www.coopext.colostate.edu/WR/dolores.htm.
Beef Cattle Symposium
The annual San Juan Basin Beef
Cattle Symposium is held in late winter and rotates locations around
SW Colorado and NW New Mexico. It is important to provide information
to help sustain the ranching way of life and this symposium offers
something of interest to everyone involved in beef production. State
University personnel from Colorado and New Mexico will present information
and discuss various, timely issues from many subjects in beef production.
Private Pesticide Applicators License
Individuals who would like to purchase and apply restricted use
pesticides for private use are required to have a Colorado Department
of Agriculture Private Pesticide License. Training manual and examination
packet is $20.00. License fee is $75.00. Order forms are found online at: www.colorado.gov/ag/dpi or call the Colorado Department of Agriculture, 303-869-9064.
Commercial pesticide applicators'
licenses are also obtained through the CDA. The phone number is