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The Basics of Email Newsletters

Email marketing is used by some of the largest businesses in the world. However, it’s not just for big brands with big budgets. Email newsletters allow your ag and food business to attract and retain new and existing customers, build credibility, develop your brand, and provide a venue for promotions. Email newsletters are a great […]

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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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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.