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The San Miguel Basin Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: 4-H/Youth Development, Ag/Local Food, Gardening, Natural Resources and Home, Family & Health.

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Online Seed Saving Class

Date: Friday, October 30th

Time: 6-7:30 pm

When: Oct 30, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

You must register in advance for this meeting/class:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 Did you know we offer free diagnostic services? We have an email specifically for this  (It stands for San Miguel Basin Colorado Master Gardeners). If you have a plant or tree problem or need a plant or insect identified, send photos to this email, along with information describing the problem by using the forms below.

Farmers and Ranchers Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Applications will be accepted through September 11, 2020. Through CFAP, USDA is making available $16 billion for vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs as a result of lower demand, surplus production, and disruptions to shipping patterns and the orderly marketing of commodities.  The program is structured to ensure the availability of funding for all eligible producers who apply.  

Producers can download the CFAP application and other eligibility forms from or call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. This is a good first step before a producer engages the team at the FSA county office at their local USDA Service Center.  USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only.  Pease call your FSA county office Montezuma (970) 565-9045 ext. 2 or Dolores/San Miguel (970) 677-2229 ext. 2 to schedule an appointment.

Go to Preserve Smart for more information on preserving your harvest!