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Virtually Market Your Products

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 […]

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Spring is upon Us, Things to do in the Garden

Spring is upon Us, Things to do in the Garden By Susan Carter With many of us home this spring, what a wonderful time to take a break, get out, and work in the garden.  Clean up the garden areas, prune back hardy perennials and summer blooming shrubs.  But, hold off on roses till April […]

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Soil Testing

Spring is a great time to perform a soil test. Soil tests can help determine how to effectively meet plant nutrition demands and understand any limitations. Some important elements to remember are the more taking random samples that are representative of the area managed and repeating the number of subsamples in a given area. These […]

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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 […]

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Farm business sustainability guidelines during COVID-19 outbreak

The following documents outline best practices to help farmers keep their workforce healthy, their food products safe, and to protect their businesses as much as possible during this COVID-19 outbreak. Farmers are encouraged to continue integrating these practices into their farm hygiene and sanitation systems to ensure their on-farm health and hygiene standards remain at […]

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CDA Accepting Listings for 2020 Farm Fresh Directory

ROOMFIELD, Colo.– The Colorado Department of Agriculture will publish the 36th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory in June, which promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture producers, agritourism activities, wineries and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. Producers are encouraged to submit their information for inclusion in the 2020 […]

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USDA Value Added Producer Grant

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income. You may receive priority if you are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged […]

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Local Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner and consumers are looking for great Colorado gifts. The Colorado Food & Agriculture Gift guide lists food, beverage and agricultural products that are perfect for the gift-giving season. If you have food and agricultural products and would like to list, free of charge, please complete the Colorado Food […]

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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.