Farm Field Day

Farm Field Day

Monday, May 13, 2019

10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

18683 Hwy 140; Hesperus, CO 81326 - 4 miles south of Hesperus

4 miles south of Hesperus

Educational Exhibits

  • CO Farm Bureau farm safety trailer
  • Stotz Equipment display
  • Rocky Draw Ag Services
  • Tag Equipment
  • Beneficial uses of drones in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Practical use of drones
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Rainfall Simulator
  • Beef cattle synchronization and artificial insemination

Drone Flight Demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Historical walking tour at 1 p.m.- Led by Roy Horvath

Field Demonstrations at 1 p.m. in south arena

  • Horse-drawn cultivation system for hemp production
  • Waterjet Stinger for planting trees
  • Seeders: No-till drill, Cone seeder (broadcast), Plotmaster seeder

Horse-drawn shuttles available - courtesy of Four Corners Draft Horse, Mule and Carriage Association

Plant Sale including seed potatoes, onion bunches, leeks, and 6-packs of vegetables.

Concessions will include morning coffee, warm and cold drinks. Soups and sandwiches made with Old Fort products and local pork will also be available.


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San Juan Basin Research Center

Research at the Old Fort provided many opportunities for graduate student research projects at Colorado State University. Over 40 MS theses and Ph.D. dissertations have been written on data collected at the Old Fort (San Juan Basin Research Center), and over 200 scientific papers and popular articles have been published.

In June 2010, Colorado State University closed the San Juan Basin Research Center at the Hesperus location.

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The Old Fort

18683 CO-140
Hesperus, CO 81326

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Land Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge the land that the Old Fort is situated upon is the ancestral land and territory of the Nuuchiu (Ute) people who were forcibly removed by the United States Government. We also acknowledge that this land is connected to the communal and ceremonial spaces of the Jicarilla Abache (Apache), Pueblos of New Mexico, Hopi Sinom (Hopi), and Diné (Navajo) Nations.

The Old Fort and Fort Lewis College are committed to reconciling their history as a federal Indian Boarding School from 1892 to 1909.

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The Old Fort is owned by the Colorado State Land Board and managed by Fort Lewis College.