Rogers Mesa Research Station has nearly 80 acres of land, of which 65 are cultivable and most of it being certified organic. The proposed research foci at RMRS addresses organic agriculture with an emphasis on tree fruits, table grapes, wine grapes, organic seed production and greenhouse studies. The Rogers Mesa Research Station is located 3 miles west of Hotchkiss, Colorado with an average growing season of 125 days. The site elevation of 5,800 feet represents high altitude fruit production of Delta County. The soil is comprised of mesa (loam), utaline (stony loam) and agua fria (stony loam) types.