Resources Available for Farms Looking to Develop and Expand Wholesale Markets

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado State University (CSU) Extension are partnering with the MarketReady team from the University of Kentucky for a two-day course on scaling-up farm businesses for wholesale markets. Potential markets include grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and food distributors.

USDA Announces $252 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is inviting potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Grants Available to Benefit Colorado’s Specialty Crops

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Colorado produces a wide variety of specialty crops, from peaches and apples to chiles and hops. To help develop and promote the state's specialty crops, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking proposals for the Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and nursery crops including floriculture and sod.

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.