From the Rocky Mountains to the flat plains farmers and ranchers are working hard every day in Colorado. It is no secret with each day comes new challenges from weather conditions to market prices and everything in between but producers continuously find ways to overcome these obstacles. The resources available to help producers market their commodities in these tough times have become limitless, but it can be hard to keep up with all of these while taking care of the land, animals, and workers. Welcome to your one-stop-shop of places to virtually market ag products.
CSU Western Region Extension Local Listing
The Local Listing web page serves as a FREE spot for Western Colorado producers to advertise crop or livestock commodities for sale, ag services such as custom farming, and help wanted. Follow the link to add your business: https://tra.extension.colostate.edu/ag-marketing/local-listing/
Colorado Proud Website
Colorado Proud created a new website to connect producers with consumers during difficult times. Please visit www.ColoradoProud.com and complete the online form to add your business and current products and services. Colorado Proud will promote this site through press releases and social media, encouraging consumers to look for the logo and buy local.
Colorado Hay Directory
Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture Markets Division, the Hay Directory is provided as a service to hay producers and buyers. Follow the link for more information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/hay-resources
CSU Food Matchmaking
To promote information sharing such that buyers get access to Colorado-grown and raised products and producers are informed about emerging market opportunities and resources needed for production the CSU Food Systems team created the Food Matchmaking spreadsheet. Follow the link to view the spreadsheet: https://foodsystems.colostate.edu/covid19/food-matchmaking/
Farm Fresh Directory
In its 36-year history, the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory connects people all across Colorado to fresh, locally grown food. This is a place where you can list farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, restaurants, and agritourism businesses. Follow the link for more information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Colorado%20Farm%20Fresh%20Directory_1.pdf