Have You Planned For the Succession of Your Farm or Ranch?

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Have you formalized your estate plan? Have you shared your plans with your family members? Many farmers and ranchers have an unwritten estate plan. And lots of questions.

Colorado State University Extension will conduct a workshop in Springfield on Thursday, February 23rd to help answer some of your questions and provide you with valuable resources.  The program will take place at the Minnick Building on the Baca County Fairgrounds from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gov. Hickenlooper, Commissioner Brown to Appear at Forum on Colorado Agriculture

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Joining a myriad of other speakers at the 2017 Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture, Governor John Hickenlooper and Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown will each be stepping up to the podium at the event.

Governor Hickenlooper and Commissioner Brown will help lead a Forum that this year is titled "Label It: Agriculture," focusing on how collaboration and cooperation have made agriculture in Colorado the state's second-largest driver of our economy, and how similar efforts will be critical moving forward.

Deadline Approaching for Inclusion in Annual Farm Fresh Publication

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Growers can market their products to consumers statewide through the annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Farm Fresh promotes Colorado farmers' markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. The 2017 edition is being organized, and producers are encouraged to submit their information for inclusion.

Don’t Lose Your Brand – Assessment Fees Due

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2017 Brand Assessment Fees Due

Livestock brands are vital to protecting Colorado's livestock industry and are an important part of the state's history and culture.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Brand Inspection Division reminds brand owners that the brand assessment fee for the five-year assessment period beginning January 1, 2017 are due and must be paid by June 30, 2017. 

USDA Update

USDA Update

By Eads USDA Service Center Staff


  • 2nd Tuesday each month - FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office.  . 
  • SERVICE CENTER CLOSED - January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

Disclaimer:  Information in this UPDATE is pertinent to Kiowa County FSA only.  Producers reading this and that do not have FSA interest in Kiowa County are advised to contact their local FSA Office.