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Ag Marketing Upcoming Programs

Tri-River Area Agritourism Series – Growers and producers are invited to attend this 4 part series from 6-8pm at the Delta County Courthouse Room #234 each Wednesday night beginning January 29, 2020. The Tri River Area Agritourism Workshop Series will cover topics including, Legalities and Insurance, Marketing and Advertising, Special Events, and Partnership Building and Craft 101 Applications. The workshop series features industry leading speakers from Colorado Agritourism Association, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and more. Registration includes dinner at each session, attend all four sessions for $50 or $15 per session.

Questions? Contact Kelsi Seymour at

For more details and to register, follow this link:

2020 Basic Ag Marketing Lunch & Learn – Come enjoy a FREE LUNCH and 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

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. Program dates and locations are January 22 in Burlington, February 11 in Cortez, March 10 in Delta, and March 12 in Steamboat Springs. For more information and to register online, visit 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.

Past Programs

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.

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