Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.

COVID-19 Resources for Ag Producers

There is an ecosystem of Ag and food system professionals working hard in Colorado and throughout the US to find viable solutions to the challenges imposed by the current pandemic and societal responses to it. Below you will find a list of resources available to producers during this time. This list will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Producer Resources:

Click here to read: How Might the CARES Act Impact You by Jeffrey E. Tranel, CSU Extension Agricultural & Business Management Economist

Click here to read: Commentary About the Cattle and Beef Markets by Steve Koontz, CSU Extension’s Marketing Specialist

Click here to read: Considerations on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Farm Operations

Click here to read: Know Before You Go To The Livestock Sale: COVID-19

Click here to read: Colorado Small Acreage Management Newsletter Special Edition COVID-19

Click here for grower resources from the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

Click here for The American Farm Bureau Federation’s COVID-19 resource page

Click here for Colorado Business and Workforce Resources

Click here for COVID-19 information from the Colorado Department of Agriculture

Click here for CSU Extension COVID-19 Resources Website

Upcoming Webinars:

Online Sales Platforms for Direct Marketing
With restaurants and some farmers markets shutting down, we know many of you need to find alternative sales channels for your products. Customers are also looking for new solutions to buy quality, organic food safely.
Join our free webinar on to learn more about direct-to-consumer online sales platforms. Representatives from four online food sales platforms will talk about how to prepare for the online sales marketplace, special considerations, and business/consumer safety practices
Click here to watch the recorded webinar

Reaching Out to Customers in an Ever-Changing COVID-19 Environment
CFVGA in collaboration with the Colorado State University Extension is working with Diane Mulligan, M&C Communication, to offer suggestions for CFVGA and individual growers to communicate with customers about what Colorado growers do to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in their workforce and at point of sale.
Click here to watch the recorded webinar

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COVID-19 Impact

The Mesa, Delta and Montrose/Ouray offices are currently closed due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). In-person Extension programming has been cancelled statewide through at least May 17th. We are still available to you, primarily by phone and email. See the Contact Us page to reach out to an Agent or click the link below for more information. Thank you.