Skip to content

Organic Agriculture Research Station at Rogers Mesa

The Organic Agriculture Research Station – Rogers Mesa (OARS-RM)

Located near Hotchkiss, Colorado, OARS-RM focuses on applied research and community engagement to serve organic growers in Delta County as well as the greater Western Slope of Colorado. Research areas adhere to the issues faced by farmers today, and our produce is donated to hunger relief organizations.

Field Day at OARS

Monday, August 22, 2022

4:30-7:30 p.m.

30624 CO-92
Hotchkiss, CO 81419

(970) 872-3437

Come join us to celebrate the harvest!

Learn about interesting agricultural research through our farm tours and workshops.

Stay for the food and mingle with the community.

Field Day Activities

  • Research Station tours
  • Outdoor canning workshop with Area Extension Agent Ann Duncan
  • Seed saving workshop
  • Pizza served by the Learning Council of Paonia
  • Chile roasting
  • Vegetable tasting
  • Free Peach Raffle
  • Live music and vendors
  • Games

Research

photo of a grape vine.

Grapes

null

Peaches

photo of an apple.

Apples

null

Vegetable and Seed Production

photo of Ben Tonnessen.

Brad Tonnessen

Research Scientist

(970) 872-3437

Community

Station Updates
Join our email list! Get notified of upcoming events, new publications, and local organic news!
photo of red tractor by a field.

Photo Gallery

null

Personnel

Organic Resources

Western SARE: https://western.sare.org

eOrganic: https://eorganic.org

Cornell Small Farms: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu

Organic Seed Alliance: https://seedalliance.org

Organic Agriculture Research Foundation: https://ofrf.org

Rodale Institute: https://rodaleinstitute.org

OMRI: https://www.omri.org

UC Davis SAREP: https://sarep.ucdavis.edu/organic-research

Contact CSU Equal Opportunity Privacy Statement Disclaimer

2018 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 USA