The Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department and the
Colorado State University Extension are providing advisory committees and the
public with tours of Boulder County farms to educate them about agriculture and
the county’s cropland policy.
Registration closes on Friday, June 17, for the next tour,
which is on Tuesday, June 21, and costs $5 per person.
Participants on the three-hour long tour will travel to
three Boulder County farms that manage crops, vegetables and livestock.
Farmers at each location will teach participants about
agricultural production systems and the issues Boulder County faces in regards
to open space lands. Citizens can use this knowledge to stay informed about
Boulder County’s cropland policy, which outlines guiding principles the county
will consider when making decisions on open space properties managed as
Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department staff will be
on each air-conditioned bus that participants travel in. The buses are equipped
Participants should wear durable shoes, dress for the
weather, and bring a water bottle. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Tours
are not recommended for children younger than 12 years old.
The next tour, which will take place on Aug. 9, will travel
to three more Boulder County farms, says Boulder County agricultural resource
specialist Meaghan Huffman.
To register for the June 21 tour, visit