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Small Acreage and Livestock Management

UI Extension, Canyon County offers classes and resources to help expand market opportunities, sustain profits and improve animal welfare.

Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages

The Living on the Land class series provides current and future land owners with practical information about small acreage management. Attendees make plans for their property, and share ideas with expert instructors and other participants. Email for details on the next class.

Topics often include, but are not limited to:

  • Choosing farm equipment
  • What to do about weeds
  • Market and organic gardening
  • Pasture establishment and renovation
  • Caring for animals
  • Enterprise budgets
  • Water quality
  • Feeds and feeding
  • Your living soil
  • Grazing management 

Living on the Land Class 2022 Information (PDF)

Annie’s Project

This six-week course is designed to help farm women develop management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include presentations, discussions about your questions and computer training.

Annie’s Project gives farm women the chance to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with women in similar situations.

Contact the UI Extension, Canyon County office to join the interest list for the next class. You will be contacted with class details, including how to sign up, when available.

Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success courses provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills and support to develop a sustainable small acreage farm. Online and in-person courses are available. Visit the Cultivating Success website for upcoming classes.

Lost Rivers Grazing Academy

This intense, four-day workshop is for livestock producers who want to increase their forage yield, animal performance and net income. Contact UI Extension, Owyhee County for more details.


Visit the UI Extension publications website for more resources on

Samantha (Roberts) Ball

Extension Educator — Livestock and Small Acreage


University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County

Mailing Address:
501 Main St
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-459-6003

Fax: 208-454-6349



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