Agriculture Statistics, Acres & Overview
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Agriculture Statistics, Acres & Overview

View statistics and data of Boulder County open space agriculture lands.

Acreage Breakdown

Land Type Areas
Irrigated Cropland 13,000
Dryland Cropland 3,000
Range 7,000
Out of Production
(Roads, ditches, buildings, wildlife habitat, other)
2,000
TOTAL 25,000

Water Usage for Crops

Crop Acre Feet of Water Needed
Alfalfa 2.5
Beans 1.32
Corn 1.8
Sugar
Beets
2.12
Grains 1.5
Vegetables 1.5 – 3.0

Agriculture Program Overview

Ongoing Management Practices

  • Evaluating and exercising water rights, lining and maintaining irrigation ditches and reservoirs
  • Installing center-pivot irrigation systems to cut water use in half and reduce soil erosion by 95%
  • Fencing cropland and riparian areas to help achieve our livestock management goals
  • Re-vegetating lands taken out of production and converting marginal cropland back to grassland
  • Mapping properties using GIS to track and compare farm yields and efficiencies
  • Combating noxious weeds

What Happens on Agricultural Lands

  • Over 90% of all crops grown end up in the food system
  • 65 tenants
  • 120 leases

Crops Grown

  • Alfalfa and Grass
  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Corn
  • Sugar Beets
  • Pinto Beans
  • Sunflowers

Types of Production

  • Conventional
  • Certified Organic
  • Organic Practices
  • Non-Organic
  • Non-Traditional
  • Agritainment

Guiding Documents

Historical Information

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space


303-678-6270