Yavapai and Coconino Counties
Results of 2020 Needs Assessment for Commercial Horticulture and Small Acreage in North Central Arizona
- July 20, 2020 Colloquium - Soil Fertility and Health: safe manure, compost, and cover crops
- August 17, 2020 Colloquium - Climate change/drought in Arizona; conservative water management practices
- September 14, 2020 Colloquium - Integrated Pest Management - Concepts, Approaches, Tactics
- October 19, 2020 Colloquium - Agroforestry Practices for Small Acreages and Grape Production in Arizona
- November 16, 2020 Colloquium - Production Marketing and Combining Aquaponics with Crop Production
- March 1, 2021 Colloquium - Hydroponics and Aquaculture Production
- March 31, 2021 - The Treasure after Wine-Making - Benefits of Grape Pomace
- April 5, 2021 - Stories from Small Farms in Paulden
- May 3, 2021 - Stories from the Verde Valley
- June 7,2021 - Soil Health
- August 2, 2021 Flagstaff Farms and Hoop House Temperatures
- October 20-21, 2021 Food Safety Conference
Commercial Horticulture and Small Acreage (CHSA) is the University of Arizona research and extension program, focused on identifying the needs of small-scale growers in central and northern Arizona and providing science-based information to guide growers in their decision making. The target of CHSA is to promote sustainable local food production in central and northern Arizona by combining expertise and experiences of local growers, agriculture professionals, and stakeholders in a joint effort to maximize sustainable use of local resources.
Our Vision We are guided by the agriculture history of central and northern Arizona and motivated by the rich cultural heritage and diversity of small- and medium-scale farms that remain resilient on enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life for both producers and consumers.
Our mission is to promote such a community via applied research and extension outreach programs for the successful adoption of sustainable management practices and potentially profitable crops that will enhance food security in the region.
Our goal is to serve our various stakeholders-farmers, marketing managers, the USDA, and policymakers through a collaborative effort with growers in applied research and Extension education programs that utilize expertise and resources from The University of Arizona, USDA, private industry, and other NGO’s.