Coached Land Planning and Care

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2001: $81,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $24,260.00
Region: Western
State: Colorado
Principal Investigator:
Scott Cotton
Colorado State University Cooperative Education

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, goats, sheep, swine, ratite


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, grazing - multispecies, pasture renovation, preventive practices, range improvement, grazing - rotational, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: extension, focus group, networking
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation, hedges - grass, grass waterways, habitat enhancement, indicators, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife
  • Pest Management: cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, holistic management
  • Soil Management: nutrient mineralization, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.