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Feeling ill-prepared for communications with direct market and wholesale customers during this uncertain time? 
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.
Diane Mulligan has more than 15 years of journalism experience complementing her 16 years of award-winning communications/PR experience. In her career, Diane has worked as a Senior Editor at NBC News in New York, Vice President of National Communications for the National Stroke Association and founder of M&C Communications in 2009 working with organizations such as The Colorado Department of Agriculture, Rocky Ford Growers Association, Hirakata Farms, CFVGA, Colorado Chefs Association and King Soopers.
This free, live webinar is open to all will be offered Wed., March 25, 12:10-1:10pm.
Register at:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p6AxTrrBQS6Q3adtc50x1g  Please reach out to Adrian Card 303-678-6383 adrian.card@colostate.edu with questions.

Past Programs

2020 Ag Outlook & Strategy Forum – This program will cover topics including market outlook, breakeven analysis, using commodity insurance as a part of a comprehensive marketing plan, using futures and options to manage risk, and cross hedging weaned calves. The program will be hosted by ABM Economists Dr. Brent Young and Jenny Beiermann on March 10th in Delta. For more information and to register online, visit http://2020agoutlook.eventbrite.com. The cost of the program is $15 and includes lunch. This program is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM18RMEPP522C047.

Learn from CSU Agricultural & Business Management Economist, Brent Young through a live and interactive webinar. This is meant to be an introductory course covering the mechanics of cash, futures, and options markets. Designed to meet the needs of agriculture producers who are new to commodity marketing and are looking for techniques to improve the prices they receive for their crops and livestock. For more information and to register online visit https://agmarketinglunchnlearn.eventbrite.com.

Tri River Area Agritourism Workshop Series – Thank you to all who attended the Tri River Area Agritourism Workshop Series. Click below to view presentations from the workshops.

Planning by Greg Moberg
Marketing by Wendy Lee White
Marketing and Advertising by Kelli Hepler
Growing an Agritourism Business by Dawn Thilmany
Click here for speaker contact information

Did you attend any of the TRA Agritourism Workshops? We sincerely hope you found value in the evening sessions. In order for us to continue providing you the best educational programming possible, please take a minute to fill out our quick evaluation for the event.  The estimated response time is three minutes or less.  Please click the link below to access the survey.
Click here to complete the TRA Agritourism Workshop Series survey


2020 Western Slope Beef Cow Symposium – Thank you to all who attended the 2020 Western Slope Beef Cow Symposium. Click below to view presentations from the symposium.

Identifying and managing calf health issues by Dr. Frank Garry
Returns to Beef Quality Assurance in Video Auctions by Dr. Daniel Mooney
PRF Insurance Tool by Dr. Ryan Larsen
Cattle Market Outlook: Fundamental Drivers Impacting Marketing Decisions by Katelyn McCullock
Value Added Programs by Doug Stanton
Marketing Cattle in Western Colorado by Clay Norell

Did you attend the Western Slope Beef Cow Symposium on Jan. 10, 2020? We sincerely hope you found value in the day for you and your families.  In order for us to continue providing you the best educational programming possible, please take a minute to fill out our quick evaluation for the event.  The estimated response time is one minute or less.  Please click the link below to access the survey. 

http://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4U87B72uHFcFsyx


CSU Extension’s Meat School – Colorado State University Extension’s Meat School began on October 30, 2019. This 6-week course was designed to expose producers to the skills and resources required to produce high quality meat, develop long-term successful relationships with processors, and access new markets for improved profitability. For more information visit https://foodsystems.colostate.edu/educational-impacts/meat-supply-chains/

COVID-19 Impact

CSU Extension is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance as outlined by public health experts. Our office hours and availability vary by location, please see the Contact Us page for up-to-date office hours or to contact an Agent in your area.