Farm Resources in San Luis Valley Region

 Beginning Farmer

   
Articles on Beginning Farmer
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

New Farmers Website

A new online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s www.usda.gov/newfarmers has in-depth information, including: how to increase access to land and capital; build new markets; participate in conservation opportunities; select and use the right risk management tools; and access USDA education and technical support programs.

Cooperative Extension links are included among the Research, Technical Assistance and Education resources. The website will also feature instructive case studies about beginning farmers who have successfully used USDA resources to start or expand their business operations.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

pdf The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals
There are 306 resources serving San Luis Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving San Luis Valley Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Center Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Center, CO
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
Sharon Pattee - Executive Director, Secretary/Treasurer - Fountain, CO
Conejos County Conservation District
Kristi Huffaker - District Manager - La Jara, CO
Costilla County Conservation District
Lydia Benton - District Manager - San Luis, CO
Gunnison Conservation District
Kim Antonucci - District Manager - Gunnison, CO
Mosca-Hooper Conservation District
Kelley Baily - District Manager - Alamosa, CO
Rio Grande Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Monte Vista, CO
Conservation Groups and Associations
Agrarian Trust
Brooke Werley
AGree
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
- Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
- Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
Andrew Walker - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Betsy Neely
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Senior Conservation Planner - Denver, CO
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Tammy VerCauteren - Executive Director - Brighton, CO
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - Bozeman, MT
Chris Pague
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Senior Conservation Ecologist - Denver, CO
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation
Brooke S. Fox - President/CEO - Castle Rock, CO
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Sarah Smith - Marketing & Communications Director - Arvada, CO
Colorado Forestry Association
- Littleton, CO
Colorado Mountain Club
Scott Robson - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Renny Fagan - President and CEO - Denver, CO
Colorado Pheasants Forever
Bob Hix - Regional Representative for Colorado & Wyoming - Aurora, CO
Colorado State Land Board
Mindy Gottsegen - Conservation Services Manager - Denver, CO
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Casey Davenhill - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Community for Sustainable Energy
Fred Kirsch - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Colorado
Beka WilsonCO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - Sheffield, MA
Doug Robotham
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Colorado Water Project Director - Denver, CO
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Environment Colorado
Kim Stevens - State Director - Denver, CO
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Deb Balliet - Chief Executive Officer - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Guild
Fred Clark - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Great Outdoors Colorado
Jim Spaanstra - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Institute for Environmental Solutions
- Denver, CO
Intermountain West Joint Venture
- Missoula, MT
John Sanderson
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Conservation Science - Boulder, CO
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Megan Kram
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Public Lands Program ManagerCO
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Mule Deer Foundation
Rachel Moody - Administrative Assistant/Membership Coordinator - Salt Lake City, UT
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Rocky Mountain Regional Office
Chris West - Director - Denver, CO
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Network of Forest Practitioners
Colin Donohue - Executive Director - Athens, OH
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Amy Maniatis - Chief Marketing Officer - Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - Edgefield, SC
National Wild Turkey Federation - Colorado State Chapter
Crystal Adams - Regional DirectorCO
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
No-till on the Plains
Steve Swaffar - Executive Director - Berryton, KS
Paige Lewis
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director, Forest Health and Fire Initiative in Colorado - Denver, CO
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Partnership for Conservation
Randy Bampfield - Co-Chair- Legal Committee - Washington, DC
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
Mike Carter - Joint Venture Coordinator - Lafayette, CO
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Sage Grouse Initiative
Tim Griffiths - Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team
Dave Smith - Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) Coordinator - Missoula, MT
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Stay The Trail Colorado
Dan Gourley - Program CoordinatorCO
Susan Lohr
Lohr Associates - Grand Junction, CO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Three Rivers Alliance
Don Andrews - Chairman - Kirk, CO
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western Landowners Alliance
Lesli Allison - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Western Native Trout Initiative
Therese Thompson - Project Coordinator - Lakewood, CO
Western Resource Advocates
Jon Goldin-Dubois - President - Boulder, CO
Western Rivers Conservancy
Sue Doroff - President - Portland, OR
Western Water Project
Scott Yates - Director - Bozeman, MT
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Ed Self - Founder and Executive Director - Boulder, CO
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
CSU Extension
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery
- Fort Collins, CO
San Luis Valley Area Extension
Maxine Lujan - Office Manager - Monte Vista, CO
San Luis Valley Research Center
Tyler Thompson - Manager - Center, CO
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Mike King - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
- Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Laura Kalafus - Program Assistant - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 3
Roberta Barela - Program Assistant - Alamosa, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 4
Gina DeArcos - Program Assistant - Montrose, CO
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
Susan Linner - Colorado Field Supervisor - Denver, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Bob Broscheid - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Ryan Lockwood - External & Media Communications Program Manager - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Land Board
Mindy Gottsegen - Conservation Services Manager - Denver, CO
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Colorado State Office - Denver, CO
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Leland Swenson - State Executive Director - Denver, CO
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Central Pump Company, Inc.
- Center, CO
Circle L Irrigation
- Sterling, CO
Colorado Plains Irrigation, LLC
Randy Long - Owner - Wiley, CO
Deroche Contractors
- Fort Morgan, CO
H. Manning Company
- Lamar, CO
Hitchcock, Inc.
- Burlington, CO
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
P Diamond Irrigation Sales & Service
- Kersey, CO
Plains Irrigation, Inc.
- Sterling, CO
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality Irrigation - Yuma
- Yuma, CO
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Valley Irrigation of Greeley
- Greeley, CO
Wiggins Electric
- Wiggins, CO
Land Surveyors
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
JeHN Engineering
Joseph A. Jehn, P.E. - Principal in Charge - Arvada, CO
McKeegan Associates Inc
Matt McKeegan - Salmon, ID
Ron Barrett, L.S.
Del-Mont Consultants, Inc. - Vice President, Surveying - Montrose, CO
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
San Juan RC&D Council
Pamela Dollar - Manager - Durango, CO
San Luis Valley RC&D Council
- Alamosa, CO
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Monte Vista Cooperative
Mike Boothe - General Manager - Monte Vista, CO
Small Farm Resources
American AgAppraisal
Hal Forcey, ARA - Santa Rosa, CA
Brink, Inc.
Phil Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Chem-Trol Professional Vegetation Management
- Wilber, NE
Colorado Land Link
Guidestone Colorado - Salida, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA
Russ Tomky - President & CEO - Colorado Springs, CO
FCC Services
Scott Binder - President and CEO - Greenwood Village, CO
Premier Farm Credit - Ft. Morgan Branch
Bill Gertner - VP-Lending - Ft. Morgan, CO
Premier Farm Credit - Holyoke Contact Point
Steve Kaiser - VP Lending - Holyoke, CO
Premier Farm Credit - Yuma Branch
Chris Hornung - VP Lending - Yuma, CO
Premier Farm Credit, ACA - Sterling Branch
Steve Kaiser - VP-Lending - Sterling, CO
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Alamosa District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Adam Moore - District Forester - Alamosa, CO
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Matt Lucia - Land Protection Specialist - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Cheyenne, WY
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Recovery & Conservation Plans
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
The Conservation Plan for Grassland Species
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Walk-in Access Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program
Brian Sullivan, Wetlands Program Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Patti Finke
Farm Service Agency State Outreach Coordinator - Colorado - Denver, CO
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement: LPC
Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Leland Swenson - State Executive Director - Denver, CO
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program
Eugene Backhaus - State Resource Conservationist - Denver, CO
Colorado Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Sarah Brooks - FA Program Manager - Denver, CO
Colorado Grassland Reserve Program
- Denver, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
Dawn Jackson - NRCS Colorado Assistant State Conservationist - Denver, CO
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Rob Ziehr - PMC Manager (acting) - Knox City, TX
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Mark Janzen - PMC Manager (acting) - Manhattan, KS
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Colorado State Office - Denver, CO
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Ogallala Aquifer Initiative
NRCSDC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA-NRCS Colorado
Clint Evans - State Conservationist (STC) - Denver, CO
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Farm Best Management Practices
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

pdf Best Management Practices for Reducing Ammonia Emissions
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Production of ammonia is an inevitable part of livestock production, but ammonia emissions can be reduced through good management. Strategies to reduce ammonia emissions from livestock production have focused primarily on preventing ammonia formation and volatilization, or downwind transport of ammonia after it is volatilized.

pdf Best Management Practices for Reducing Ammonia Emissions: Feedlot Pen Management
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Confined cattle feeding operations have been identified as a potential source of airborne ammonia emissions. The majority of ammonia produced at feedlots comes from fresh urine on pen surfaces.

pdf Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program
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The Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program was created to protect groundwater and the environment from impairment or degradation due to the improper use of agricultural chemicals while allowing for their proper and correct use.

pdf Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

This manual is designed to assist resource professionals with integrating birds and their habitat needs into range management and monitoring, and to train landowners and land managers to do the same.& ...

pdf Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife
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This third edition of this manual (formerly entitled Sharing Your Land With Shortgrass Prairie Birds) is about how to help birds and other wildlife make a living from the land while you do the same.

pdf Best Management Practices for Shortgrass Prairie Birds
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The information in this guide is designed to guide you in creating and maintaining habitat for 13 bird species of the shortgrass prairie, birds that are in need of conservation efforts.

pdf Stream Crossing
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Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

pdf How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

pdf Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

pdf Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

pdf Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

pdf Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
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pdf Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
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 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

pdf Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

pdf Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
Articles on Farm Income Opportunities
AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

pdf Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
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This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
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The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

Community Supported Agriculture: What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

pdf Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

pdf Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

pdf Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals
There are 298 resources serving San Luis Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving San Luis Valley Region
Agritourism
Alida’s Fruits
- Palisade, CO
Anderson Farms
- Erie, CO
Aspen Moon Farm
- Longmont, CO
Azura Cellars
- Paonia, CO
B Bar S Ranch
- Nederland, CO
Balistreri Vineyards
- Denver, CO
Barefoot Homestead
- Conifer, CO
Bartels Land and Livestock Inc.
Nancy Bartels - Fort Collins, CO
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
- Fort Collins, CO
Bee Squared Apiaries
Beth Conrey - Berthoud, CO
Berg Harvest, LLC
- Paonia, CO
Berry Patch Farms
- Brighton, CO
Big B’s Delicious Orchards
- Hotchkiss, CO
Black Forest Meadery
- Colorado Springs, CO
Boxwood Gulch Ranch
- Shawnee, CO
Busy Bee Farm
- Larkspur, CO
C & R Farms
Megan Clark - Manager & Sales - Palisade, CO
Carlson Vineyards, Inc.
Parker Carlson - Palisade, CO
Chico Basin Ranch
- Colorado Springs, CO
Christensen Ranch, LLC
- Weldona, CO
Colorado Cellars Winery / Rocky Mountain Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Colorado Cider Company
- Denver, CO
Cucharas River Farm
- La Veta, CO
High Country Highlands at Maryland Creek Ranch
Leo Causland - Silverthorne, CO
Laz Ewe 2 Bar Goat Dairy, LLC
- Del Norte, CO
Conservation Credit Markets
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Colorado Conservation Exchange
Heather Schinkel - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Tax Credit Transfer, LLC
Jody A. Barbour - Owner - Morrison, CO
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Conservation Districts
Center Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Center, CO
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
Sharon Pattee - Executive Director, Secretary/Treasurer - Fountain, CO
Conejos County Conservation District
Kristi Huffaker - District Manager - La Jara, CO
Costilla County Conservation District
Lydia Benton - District Manager - San Luis, CO
Gunnison Conservation District
Kim Antonucci - District Manager - Gunnison, CO
Mosca-Hooper Conservation District
Kelley Baily - District Manager - Alamosa, CO
Rio Grande Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Monte Vista, CO
CSU Extension
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery
- Fort Collins, CO
San Luis Valley Area Extension
Maxine Lujan - Office Manager - Monte Vista, CO
San Luis Valley Research Center
Tyler Thompson - Manager - Center, CO
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Anna Schmidt
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Susan Mangin - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
Susan Linner - Colorado Field Supervisor - Denver, CO
Colorado Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
Gregory Gerlich - FAC Assistant Regional Director - Denver, CO
David McGillivary
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - Chief - Lakewood, CO
Eddie Bennett
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Mountain-Prairie Region
Scott Roth - Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Yvette Converse / GNLCC Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Jacqueline Trout
WSFR - Lands Branch - Team Leader, Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Judson Spicer
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Bird Program
Brad Bortner, Division Chief - Division of Migratory Bird Management - Falls Church, VA
Mike Cotter
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fishery Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Oil and Gas CCAA for the Lesser Prairie Chicken
Sean Kyle - WAFWA
Otto Jose
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Team Leader, Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - PICCC Coordinator - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Colorado
Bill Noonan - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Rick Nelson - LCC CoordinatorND
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Kevin Johnson, SRLCC Coordinator - Fish Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)
Forests and RangelandsTX
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Salida, CO
Bicycle Colorado
Dan Grunig - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Chico Basin Ranch
- Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Mountain Club
Scott Robson - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Bob Broscheid - Director - Denver, CO
Dan Zimmerer
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Statewide - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Escalante Ranch
- Delta, CO
Joe Lewandowski
Wildlife Viewing Coordinator, Southwest Region - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Durango, CO
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
San Luis State Park and Wildlife Area
- Mosca, CO
Stay The Trail Colorado
Dan Gourley - Program CoordinatorCO
Walking Mountains Science Center
- Avon, CO
Wilderness Aware Rafting
- Buena Vista, CO
Wilderness Bud and Breakfast
Southwest Wilderness Experience - Pagosa Springs, CO
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Brian Stockman
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers - Executive Vice President and CEO - Denver, CO
Chas S. Middleton and Son
L. Sam Middleton, ARA - Appraiser, Manager - Lubbock, TX
Clark & Associates Land Brokers, LLC
Cory Clark - Lusk, WY
Clift Land Brokers
- Amarillo, TX
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Colorado Land Link
Guidestone Colorado - Salida, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Greg Fay - Bozeman, MT
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Gary Jellum
Broker - Whitney Land Company - Pendleton, OR
Hall and Hall
- Billings, MT
Hayden Outdoors
- Windsor, CO
Ken Mirr
Mirr Ranch Group - Owner/Broker - Denver, CO
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Mason & Morse Ranch Company, LLC
- Glenwood Springs, CO
Mirr Ranch Group
Mallory Boyce - Marketing Director - Denver, CO
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Alamosa Farmers’ Market
- Alamosa, CO
Florence Farmers’ Market
- Florence, CO
La Veta Local Market
- La Veta , CO
Monte Vista Farmers’ Market
- Monte Vista , CO
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Animal Protection Program
Melanie K. Anderson, Director - The Summerlee Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Cara Rose - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Western Partnership Office - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Colorado Tree Coalition
Mike McGill - Broomfield, CO
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Colorado
Beka WilsonCO
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Gates Family Foundation
Thomas A. Gougeon - President - Denver, CO
Great Outdoors Colorado
Jim Spaanstra - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Maki Foundation
Patricia Humphry - Aspen, CO
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
ShadeFund
Marten Jenkins - President - Shepherdstown, WV
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
WaterSMART Grants
Josh German - U.S. Department of the Interior - Denver, CO
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
San Juan RC&D Council
Pamela Dollar - Manager - Durango, CO
San Luis Valley RC&D Council
- Alamosa, CO
Small Farm Resources
American AgAppraisal
Hal Forcey, ARA - Santa Rosa, CA
Brink, Inc.
Phil Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Chem-Trol Professional Vegetation Management
- Wilber, NE
Colorado Land Link
Guidestone Colorado - Salida, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA
Russ Tomky - President & CEO - Colorado Springs, CO
FCC Services
Scott Binder - President and CEO - Greenwood Village, CO
Premier Farm Credit - Ft. Morgan Branch
Bill Gertner - VP-Lending - Ft. Morgan, CO
Premier Farm Credit - Holyoke Contact Point
Steve Kaiser - VP Lending - Holyoke, CO
Premier Farm Credit - Yuma Branch
Chris Hornung - VP Lending - Yuma, CO
Premier Farm Credit, ACA - Sterling Branch
Steve Kaiser - VP-Lending - Sterling, CO
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Alamosa District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Adam Moore - District Forester - Alamosa, CO
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Matt Lucia - Land Protection Specialist - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Cheyenne, WY
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Recovery & Conservation Plans
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
The Conservation Plan for Grassland Species
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Walk-in Access Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program
Brian Sullivan, Wetlands Program Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Aspen Moon Farm
- Longmont, CO
Bartels Land and Livestock Inc.
Nancy Bartels - Fort Collins, CO
Berry Patch Farms
- Brighton, CO
Brickyard Produce, LLC
- Salida, CO
Cucharas River Farm
- La Veta, CO
Ela Family Farms / Silver Spruce Orchards
- Hotchkiss, CO
No-till on the Plains
Steve Swaffar - Executive Director - Berryton, KS
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Patti Finke
Farm Service Agency State Outreach Coordinator - Colorado - Denver, CO
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement: LPC
Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Leland Swenson - State Executive Director - Denver, CO
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program
Eugene Backhaus - State Resource Conservationist - Denver, CO
Colorado Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Sarah Brooks - FA Program Manager - Denver, CO
Colorado Grassland Reserve Program
- Denver, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
Dawn Jackson - NRCS Colorado Assistant State Conservationist - Denver, CO
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Rob Ziehr - PMC Manager (acting) - Knox City, TX
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Mark Janzen - PMC Manager (acting) - Manhattan, KS
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Colorado State Office - Denver, CO
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Ogallala Aquifer Initiative
NRCSDC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA-NRCS Colorado
Clint Evans - State Conservationist (STC) - Denver, CO
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Resources

   
Articles on Farm Resources
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

pdf Ranching as a Conservation Strategy: Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?
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Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

Farm Bill Toolbox

On July 1, 2014, the University of Illinois as the lead university for the National Coalition for Producer Education (NCPE) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Farm Service Agency for development of web-based decision tools to help producers and farm owners with the decisions and programs in the Farm Bill.  This effort will involve the development of three different tools by the Illinois-led NCPE, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis on the tools and programs:  (1) a tool for the ARC/PLC program decision, including base acre reallocation, payment yield updating and SCO/STAX; (2) a tool for the new dairy Margin Protection Program and Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy insurance policy; and (3) a tool for the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provisions regarding buy-up coverage.

The University of Illinois-NCPE proposal envisioned using the farmdoc platform as a user-friendly, one-stop resource for all aspects of the Farm Bill program decisions.  To that end, we introduce the Farm Bill Toolbox (available here) as the dedicated site for producers, landowners and others interested in the programs.  It will house the specific web-based tools being developed, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis materials.  These materials will include webinars and answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, general conclusions gleaned from analysis of the programs within the real-world context of prices, yields and risk, coupled with what is learned from developing and running the tools.  We also envision providing some basic guidance or "rules of thumb" that producers can use as they need.  Like any good toolbox, the Farm Bill Toolbox will contain a range of items and materials - the tools - to serve the widest variety of producers and situational needs.  Not everyone will make use of the specific tools, or the articles analyzing the programs.  But the tools will be available for anyone who seeks information, and at levels intended to fit varying degrees of informational needs.

The Farm Bill Toolbox is currently under construction and will remain under construction as the web tools, analysis and other information are being developed.  It currently houses a limited amount of material taken from previous articles and work that remain relevant to this effort and the pending producer decisions.  It will be updated as the tools and materials are developed and become available for public release.  Information and links to the tools will also be available on the FSA website.

The website and the tools will be important, valuable resources for producers, but the key to the NCPE proposal are the coalition partners who will be working on tool development, training, education, outreach and analysis. 

Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Plant Image Gallery

The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery is designed to assist botanists, ecologists, natural resource managers, educators and hobbyist with the identification of plants commonly found in the southern Great Plains. The Plant Image Gallery includes numerous images of each plant species for your ease in their identification.

Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals
There are 298 resources serving San Luis Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving San Luis Valley Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Center Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Center, CO
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
Sharon Pattee - Executive Director, Secretary/Treasurer - Fountain, CO
Conejos County Conservation District
Kristi Huffaker - District Manager - La Jara, CO
Costilla County Conservation District
Lydia Benton - District Manager - San Luis, CO
Gunnison Conservation District
Kim Antonucci - District Manager - Gunnison, CO
Mosca-Hooper Conservation District
Kelley Baily - District Manager - Alamosa, CO
Rio Grande Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Monte Vista, CO
CSU Extension
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery
- Fort Collins, CO
San Luis Valley Area Extension
Maxine Lujan - Office Manager - Monte Vista, CO
San Luis Valley Research Center
Tyler Thompson - Manager - Center, CO
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Central Pump Company, Inc.
- Center, CO
Circle L Irrigation
- Sterling, CO
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
COR Enterprises
Tony Braunstadter - Woodshop Manager - Billings, MT
Deroche Contractors
- Fort Morgan, CO
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
H. Manning Company
- Lamar, CO
High Country Equipment LLC
Andy Pavlisick - Owner - Hotchkiss, CO
Hitchcock, Inc.
- Burlington, CO
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
P Diamond Irrigation Sales & Service
- Kersey, CO
Plains Irrigation, Inc.
- Sterling, CO
Quality Irrigation - Yuma
- Yuma, CO
Ranch Supply
- Burnet, TX
Rau Irrigation
- Springfield, CO
Valley Irrigation of Greeley
- Greeley, CO
Wiggins Electric
- Wiggins, CO
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Brian Stockman
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers - Executive Vice President and CEO - Denver, CO
Chas S. Middleton and Son
L. Sam Middleton, ARA - Appraiser, Manager - Lubbock, TX
Clark & Associates Land Brokers, LLC
Cory Clark - Lusk, WY
Clift Land Brokers
- Amarillo, TX
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Colorado Land Link
Guidestone Colorado - Salida, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Greg Fay - Bozeman, MT
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Gary Jellum
Broker - Whitney Land Company - Pendleton, OR
Hall and Hall
- Billings, MT
Hayden Outdoors
- Windsor, CO
Ken Mirr
Mirr Ranch Group - Owner/Broker - Denver, CO
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Mason & Morse Ranch Company, LLC
- Glenwood Springs, CO
Mirr Ranch Group
Mallory Boyce - Marketing Director - Denver, CO
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Derrick Golla - Legacy Program Support Staff - Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Central Pump Company, Inc.
- Center, CO
Circle L Irrigation
- Sterling, CO
Colorado Plains Irrigation, LLC
Randy Long - Owner - Wiley, CO
Deroche Contractors
- Fort Morgan, CO
H. Manning Company
- Lamar, CO
Hitchcock, Inc.
- Burlington, CO
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
P Diamond Irrigation Sales & Service
- Kersey, CO
Plains Irrigation, Inc.
- Sterling, CO
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality Irrigation - Yuma
- Yuma, CO
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Valley Irrigation of Greeley
- Greeley, CO
Wiggins Electric
- Wiggins, CO
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Conservation Science Partners - Colorado Headquarters
Brett Dickson, PhD - President & Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Jim McGannon
Forestry/Landscape Consultant - Golden, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Ninyo & Moore
- San Diego, CA
Unique Places Southwest
Michael Scisco - Regional Director & Director of GIS and Cartography - Albuquerque, NM
West Elks Ecological Consulting
Dawn Barton - Owner, Founder of West Elks, and Principal Biologist - Carbondale, CO
WRS Infrastructure & Environment
- Tampa, FL
Mediators
Christopher Lane
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Colorado Agricultural Mediation Program
Mark Gallegos - Program Administrator - Denver, CO
Daniel P. Kapsak
The Kapsak Law Firm, LLC - Longmont, CO
Eric Gross
Whitsitt & Gross PC - Carbondale, CO
Mark Cohen, J.D., LL.M.
- Boulder, CO
Max A. Minnig, Jr.
Carpenter & Klatskin, P.C. - Denver, CO
Michael C. Dawson
O'Hayre Dawson P.C. - Gunnison, CO
Pete F. Michaelson
Law Office of Peter F. Michaelson, P.C. - Westcliffe, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C.
- Denver, CO
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
3 Quarter Circle Land and Water Co.
Casey Kemp - President - Greenwood Village, CO
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc.
Joy E. Barnett - Office Manager - Englewood, CO
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
John Sanderson
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Conservation Science - Boulder, CO
Jonathan E. Jones, P.E., D.WRE
CEO and President - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., D.WRE
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Engineer - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Matt Tobler
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, LLC - Natural Resource Specialist/Director - Fort Collins, CO
Riparian Restoration Connection
Julie Knudson - Tamarisk Coalition - Grand Junction, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
T. Andrew Earles, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CPESC
Vice President of Water Resources - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Wayne F. Lorenz, P.E.
Chief Engineer - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Rob Ziehr - PMC Manager (acting) - Knox City, TX
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Mark Janzen - PMC Manager (acting) - Manhattan, KS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Sharp Bros. Seed Co.
- Greeley, CO
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Westervelt Co.
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Brink, Inc.
Phil Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Alamosa District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Adam Moore - District Forester - Alamosa, CO
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Matt Lucia - Land Protection Specialist - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Cheyenne, WY
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Recovery & Conservation Plans
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
The Conservation Plan for Grassland Species
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Walk-in Access Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program
Brian Sullivan, Wetlands Program Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Patti Finke
Farm Service Agency State Outreach Coordinator - Colorado - Denver, CO
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement: LPC
Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Leland Swenson - State Executive Director - Denver, CO
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program
Eugene Backhaus - State Resource Conservationist - Denver, CO
Colorado Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Sarah Brooks - FA Program Manager - Denver, CO
Colorado Grassland Reserve Program
- Denver, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
Dawn Jackson - NRCS Colorado Assistant State Conservationist - Denver, CO
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Rob Ziehr - PMC Manager (acting) - Knox City, TX
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Mark Janzen - PMC Manager (acting) - Manhattan, KS
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Colorado State Office - Denver, CO
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Ogallala Aquifer Initiative
NRCSDC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA-NRCS Colorado
Clint Evans - State Conservationist (STC) - Denver, CO
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Water Districts and Associations
Colorado River Water Conservation District
Audrey Turner - Glenwood Springs, CO
Colorado Rural Water Association
Tom Wall - Executive Director - Pueblo West, CO
Conejos Water Conservancy District
- Manassa, CO
Rio Grande Water Conservation District
Cleave Simpson - General Manager - Alamosa, CO
San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District
Heather Dutton - Manager - Alamosa, CO
Southwestern Water Conservation District
Laura Spann - Programs Manager - Durango, CO
Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District
Beverly Richards - Administrative Assistant - Gunnison, CO
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Conservation Science Partners - Colorado Headquarters
Brett Dickson, PhD - President & Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
Frederick Environmental Consulting, LLC
David Frederick - Pagosa Springs, CO
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Headwaters Partners, LLC
Travis Morse - Denver, CO
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
Mike Carter - Joint Venture Coordinator - Lafayette, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO

 Organic Certification

   
Articles on Organic Certification
pdf Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

pdf Organic Farming: Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

pdf Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals
There are 96 resources serving San Luis Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving San Luis Valley Region
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Alyssa Mack
Colorado Organic Program - Organic Certification Specialist - Broomfield, CO
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Colorado Organic Program
Janis Kieft - Organic Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Abundant Life Organic Farms
Jeff and Kaylee Armstrong - Hotchkiss, CO
Alida’s Fruits
- Palisade, CO
Alyssa Mack
Colorado Organic Program - Organic Certification Specialist - Broomfield, CO
Ambrosia Farm LLC
- Bennett, CO
Anders Farm
- Fort Lupton, CO
Anderson Farms
- Erie, CO
Anita’s Pantry & Produce
- Palisade, CO
Aspen Moon Farm
- Longmont, CO
Azura Cellars
- Paonia, CO
B Bar S Ranch
- Nederland, CO
Balistreri Vineyards
- Denver, CO
Barefoot Homestead
- Conifer, CO
Bartels Land and Livestock Inc.
Nancy Bartels - Fort Collins, CO
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
- Fort Collins, CO
Bee Squared Apiaries
Beth Conrey - Berthoud, CO
Berg Harvest, LLC
- Paonia, CO
Berry Patch Farms
- Brighton, CO
Big B’s Delicious Orchards
- Hotchkiss, CO
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Black Forest Meadery
- Colorado Springs, CO
Blue Sky Natural Angus
- Windsor, CO
Bolton’s Orchards
- Grand Junction, CO
BookCliff Vineyards
- Boulder, CO
Boxwood Gulch Ranch
- Shawnee, CO
Brickyard Produce, LLC
- Salida, CO
Busy Bee Farm
- Larkspur, CO
C & R Farms
Megan Clark - Manager & Sales - Palisade, CO
Carlson Vineyards, Inc.
Parker Carlson - Palisade, CO
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Chapmans Produce
- Windsor, CO
Christensen Ranch, LLC
- Weldona, CO
Cleta’s Natural Beef - Piedmontese
- Limon, CO
Colorado Cellars Winery / Rocky Mountain Vineyards
- Palisade, CO
Colorado Cider Company
- Denver, CO
Colorado Organic Program
Janis Kieft - Organic Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Colorado’s Best Beef Company
- Boulder, CO
Consaul Farms, LLC
Scott and Jean Consaul - Center, CO
Copoco’s Honey
- Fort Collins, CO
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
Cucharas River Farm
- La Veta, CO
David Faucette Farms
David Faucette - Sanford, CO
Desert Weyr, LLC
Ken & Oogie McGuire - Paonia, CO
Eagle Springs Organic Produce and Eagle Springs Meats
- Silt, CO
El Sagrado Farm
Karen & Colin Henderson - La Jara, CO
Ela Family Farms / Silver Spruce Orchards
- Hotchkiss, CO
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
Flying B Bar Ranch Grassfed Beef
- Strasburg, CO
Gosar Natural Foods LLC
- Monte Vista, CO
Green Earth, Inc.
Thomas D. McCracken - Saguache, CO
Green Place Ranch, LLC
- Olathe, CO
Heritage Lavender, LLC
Bob and Trudy Perry - Berthoud, CO
High Country Highlands at Maryland Creek Ranch
Leo Causland - Silverthorne, CO
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Idaho Pacific Colorado Corporation
Nova Cap. - Center, CO
J C Farms, LLC
James Cooley - Mosca, CO
Jones Farms Organics
Robert Jones - Hooper, CO
KW Farms - Kretsinger Beef
- Alamosa, CO
L & M Ranch
- La Veta, CO
Laz Ewe 2 Bar Goat Dairy, LLC
- Del Norte, CO
Lukens Farms
- Carr, CO
Mel's Custom Meat Processing LLC
Melaquias Jaramillo - Romeo, CO
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
Mineral Hot Springs Farm
R. A. Blumenhein - Moffat, CO
Morton’s Organic Orchards
- Palisade, CO
Mt. Blanca Farms LLC
Bhavani P Vemuri - Blanca, CO
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Rocky Mountain Hay Farms LLC
Eric & Kurt Pfannenstiel - Monte Vista, CO
Southern Colorado Farm, LLC / Nature Fresh Organics
Victor P. Smith - Center, CO
Valley Winds
- La Veta, CO
 

 Local News Stories about Farm Resources

Local Farm Resources News Items
Colorado ranchers use SimAngus genetics that tolerate the high-altitude environment
9/22/2017 1:52:01 PM
The Field name has been synonymous with Colorado ranching for generations. A sign of the times, the cattle operation is now a family-owned LLC headquartered in Gunnison, Colo. Tom Field, along with his brothers, Mike and Pat, make up the ownership of this operation with […]

Local Organic Certification News Items
Colorado Forest Study Offers Clearest Idea on Atmosphere's Organic Chemistry
9/5/2017 9:49:55 AM
… . The organic (carbon-containing) compounds they examined in that patch of Colorado forest … Colorado . Five different instruments were employed to gather the data on organic … Researchers from the University of Colorado , the California Air Resources Board …

The New Gobox from Grower's Organic Provides Fresh Alternative to CSAs
5/5/2017 1:36:53 PM
… organic produce from Grower's Organic . Mark Antonation Grower's Organic … Grower's Organic network. Freeman works closely with organic Colorado farms to … ready for several months in Colorado ). That means the Goboxes will … than non-organic Colorado produce, all while increasing the scope of organic farming …

Milk from large dairies, including Colorado’s Aurora Organic Dairy, may not be as organic as you think
5/2/2017 5:57:26 PM
… component of an organic livestock operation.” If organic farms violate organic rules, consumers … ’s organic status. It also also proposed to suspend the Colorado Department of Agriculture from certifying organic livestock “due …

Colorado Natural Wine Week Brings Organic and Biodynamic Wines to Denver
3/28/2017 5:26:20 PM
… be the focus of Colorado Natural Wine Week. Colorado Natural Wine Week … very little wine made in Colorado — and Coloradans love their locally … an agricultural product. And representing Colorado will be Jackrabbit Hill, a … every winery Klatt likes carries organic or biodynamic certification, but those …

Colorado Organic Apple Farmer's 'Wacky Apples' A Huge Hit At Schools
9/27/2016 5:55:15 PM
… . “My dad has been an organic apple farmer for 40-plus years … we all know here in Colorado , the weather can be a …

Colorado organic grocery chain plans Henderson, North Las Vegas stores
7/26/2016 4:50:47 PM
A Lakewood, Colorado-based organic grocery chain is expanding to Southern Nevada in August with North Las Vegas and Henderson locations. Natural Grocers will open the two Las Vegas Valley locations on Aug. 9. The number of total jobs the stores will bring …

Colorado lawmakers just say "no" to organic label for marijuana
5/4/2016 2:41:17 PM
… Denver Post) A Colorado proposal to certify organic marijuana has been rejected … getting organic labels. Colorado would have been the first state to regulate organic … industry. Consumer confusion over organic marijuana peaked in Colorado last year, when …

Colorado decides against organic labels for pot
5/4/2016 8:17:34 AM
DENVER - A Colorado proposal to certify organic marijuana has been rejected … as organic . Colorado would have been the first state to regulate organic labels … are currently confused about organic marijuana claims. Organic standards are regulated federally …

Colorado lawmakers reject labeling marijuana as organic
5/3/2016 5:29:19 PM
A Colorado proposal to certify organic marijuana has been rejected amid … getting organic labels. Colorado would have been the first state to regulate organic … industry. Consumer confusion over organic marijuana peaked in Colorado last year, when …

Colorado Decides Against Organic Labels For Marijuana
5/3/2016 4:55:07 PM
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado proposal to certify organic marijuana has been rejected … pot as organic . RELATED STORIES: Marijuana Legalization Story Archive Colorado would have been the first state to regulate organic labels …

Organic labels for marijuana debated in Colorado
2/18/2016 6:21:37 PM
… organic . Colorado starts work Friday on becoming the first state to regulate organic … off-limits for organic growers. Consumer confusion over organic marijuana peaked in Colorado earlier … that when something says organic , it’s organic .” Colorado is likely just the …

New Colorado bill would create guidelines for organic marijuana
2/18/2016 4:36:02 PM
… government labeling system for organic weed in Colorado . Marijuana is still illegal … determine what constitutes organic marijuana. “That’s the Colorado way,” Singer said … expects that Colorado will lead the way nationally in creating organic labels …

Colorado debates organic labels for marijuana 
2/18/2016 4:09:45 PM
… organic . Colorado starts work Friday on becoming the first state to regulate organic … off-limits for organic growers. Consumer confusion over organic marijuana peaked in Colorado earlier … when something says organic , it's organic ." Colorado is likely just …

Colorado To Debate Organic Label For Marijuana
2/18/2016 1:02:04 PM
… . Now “certified organic ” could be one of them. A Colorado state House … to regulate organic labels in its pot industry. Because organic standards are … marijuana carrying an “ organic ” name really is. Colorado is likely just the … for advertising marijuana products as organic . California has a plan to …

Colorado Debates Organic Labels for Marijuana
2/18/2016 11:33:53 AM
… ;certified organic " could be one of them. A Colorado state House … to regulate organic labels in its pot industry. Because organic standards are … carrying an " organic " name really is. Colorado is likely just … for advertising marijuana products as organic . California has a plan to …

Desperately seeking outdoor-grown, organic Colorado marijuana
1/24/2016 5:25:17 PM
… if there is any organic , outdoor-grown cannabis in Colorado ? Websites? Lists? I … get organic , outdoor-grown cannabis from the Emerald Triangle legally imported to Colorado … oversight, there are Colorado companies that already practice organic growing principles. Since …

Handcrafted in Colorado: Boulder Organic Coffee Stays on Trend
12/9/2015 8:15:55 PM
…  Inspired by Colorado 's continuously growing community of organic and sustainable … ; With inspiration from renowned Boulder, Colorado destinations, it was here among … family-owned roaster in Colorado , our brands include Boulder Organic Coffee, Luna Roasters …

Colorado AG's office investigates marijuana companies using word "organic"
9/17/2015 3:25:21 AM
… organic no matter its practices. As such, no marijuana business in Colorado … . Potential fraud penalties under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act include fines … have not been enforced in Colorado 's marijuana business until … has been certified organic . It falls to the Colorado Department of Agriculture …

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Beginning Farmer News Items
Colorado Divide: As pressures mount for Colorado farmers, state pushes crisis hotline into remote, sometimes ... - The Denver Post
9/8/2017 12:01:24 PM
The Denver Post Colorado Divide: As pressures mount for Colorado farmers, state pushes crisis hotline into remote, sometimes ... The Denver Post Colorado has a beginning farmer tax credit for landowners who lease land to budding farmers. Greenberg thinks it should be elevated to include the sale of land so that young farmers can have a pathway to ownership even if they are burdened with student ...

New roots germinate on land near Pueblo - Ag Journal
8/25/2017 8:15:43 AM
Ag Journal New roots germinate on land near Pueblo Ag Journal The Morrises previously operated Country Roots Farm, which helped to pioneer the local food movement in southern Colorado , offering one of the first subscription vegetable services, or CSAs, in the region and co-founding the Arkansas Valley Organic ...

NYFC to testify before new Colo. Young and Beginning Farmer Interim Study Committee - Fence Post
8/7/2017 5:32:05 PM
NYFC to testify before new Colo. Young and Beginning Farmer Interim Study Committee Fence Post The National Young Farmers Coalition testified before the first-ever Colorado Young and Beginning Farmer Interim Study Committee on Aug. 10 at the state capital building in Denver. NYFC is the only national advocacy organization focused solely on the ... Young Farmers to testify before Senate panel Journal Advocate all 2 news articles »

Minnesota's New Legislation Makes It Easier for Young Farmers to Farm - Modern Farmer
6/27/2017 6:45:28 PM
Modern Farmer Minnesota's New Legislation Makes It Easier for Young Farmers to Farm Modern Farmer “The number one issue across the board, whether you're in Minnesota, Georgia, or Colorado , is access to land. ... Among them are the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program—the only federal program specifically dedicated to training the next ...

Veterans to Farmers blossoming partnerships in Denver - Colorado State University News (press release)
10/6/2016 3:46:19 PM
Colorado State University News (press release) Veterans to Farmers blossoming partnerships in Denver Colorado State University News (press release) Veterans to Farmers (VTF) recently announced its expanded partnership with Colorado State University Extension and Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield Farms. veterans-working-at-the-denver-botanic-gardens-chatfield- “The graduates from the farming ...

Bill hopes to boost young Colorado farmers - The Denver Post
6/27/2016 1:16:55 AM
The Denver Post Bill hopes to boost young Colorado farmers The Denver Post Adrian Card, extension agent with Colorado State University in Boulder County, said he looks at the challenges of a beginning farmer like he would look at the challenges of a small business startup. “Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, and ... and more »

As farmers age, Boulder growers welcome efforts to lure young to the fields - Boulder Daily Camera
6/26/2016 9:12:38 AM
Boulder Daily Camera As farmers age, Boulder growers welcome efforts to lure young to the fields Boulder Daily Camera What's considered an agricultural asset: Land, crops, livestock, facilities, equipment and machinery, grain storage or irrigation equipment. Who qualifies as a beginning farmer : A Colorado resident whose net worth is under $2 million. Must have less ...

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Lots of Cowpokes, but Nun like these - North Forty News
9/23/2017 7:00:42 AM
North Forty News Lots of Cowpokes, but Nun like these North Forty News Exactly how did she and the rest of her group of nuns become farmers and ranchers? Mother Maria Michael ... The Abbey of St. Walburga in Colorado dates back to 1935, when the contemplative, monastic order sought safety from Hitler's growing threat ...

Hits & Misses: Solar farm adds to Weld County's offerings - Greeley Tribune
9/22/2017 1:52:07 AM
Greeley Tribune Hits & Misses: Solar farm adds to Weld County's offerings Greeley Tribune If the University of Northern Colorado football team was supposed to lay down, take its licks and collect a big check this past Saturday in Boulder against the University of Colorado , someone forgot to tell the Bears. Though the Bears did lose the game ...

Women are potent force in ag activism - Journal Advocate
9/13/2017 12:07:32 AM
Women are potent force in ag activism Journal Advocate Brent Young, an agricultural economist in Colorado State University's Regional Engagement Center in Sterling, said farm women have a unique opportunity to spread pro-agriculture messages to other women. "I see women as being very good for consumer ...

Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts - Capital Press
9/12/2017 11:40:42 AM
Capital Press Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts Capital Press California also ranked first in net farm income in 2016 at $13.2 billion, followed by Washington ($3.2 billion), Idaho ($1.7 billion), Arizona ($1.4 billion), Colorado ($1.2 billion) and Oregon ($925 million). New Mexico was seventh in net farm income ...

Traditional farm wives fill vital role - Journal Advocate
9/10/2017 11:18:41 PM
Traditional farm wives fill vital role Journal Advocate In recognition of that, the Journal-Advocate interviewed nearly a dozen local women about their roles in agricultural production in northeast Colorado . These are ... Ament and Mari represent two generations of traditional farm wives, those women who ...

Colorado Divide: As pressures mount for Colorado farmers, state pushes crisis hotline into remote, sometimes ... - The Denver Post
9/8/2017 12:01:24 PM
The Denver Post Colorado Divide: As pressures mount for Colorado farmers , state pushes crisis hotline into remote, sometimes ... The Denver Post With these troubles and the isolated nature of farm work and life come mental health battles, not the least of which is depression, and Colorado has responded by extending a crisis hotline to rural areas in the state. The move aims to lend a hand to ...

Food deserts limit access to healthy foods for low-income people - Colorado Springs Independent
9/6/2017 3:27:38 AM
Colorado Springs Independent Food deserts limit access to healthy foods for low- income people Colorado Springs Independent The King Soopers on Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard lies within a low- income , low-access (LILA) neighborhood, according to the U.S. Economic Research Service's Food Access Research Atlas. According to a Colorado Springs Parks, ...

Colorado program wants to get kids hooked on fruits, veggies – The ... - The Denver Post
8/26/2017 2:07:51 PM
The Denver Post Colorado program wants to get kids hooked on fruits, veggies – The ... The Denver Post In a typical preschool, you're already likely to see signs of one of the state's biggest health challenges: obesity. One in five Colorado children on average, ages ... and more »

Farm Resources News Items
Meet the new farmers in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (they're local) - cleveland.com
7/14/2016 8:10:09 AM
Meet the new farmers in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (they're local) cleveland.com Applications came from as far away as Washington and Colorado . Each was evaluated by a team of specialists for the National Park Service. "Some of the proposals were ... The Millers will convert the Schmidt Foster Farm into Purplebrown Farmstead ...

The Future of Farming - Texas Monthly (subscription)
3/29/2016 6:35:21 PM
Texas Monthly (subscription) The Future of Farming Texas Monthly (subscription) Gertson and his cousin co-own their own business, G5 Farms, and have land in Fort Bend, Colorado , and Wharton counties. ... needs; enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base [sic] upon which the agricultural economy depends; make the ...

CSU launches study to prevent health woes at dairy farms - The Denver Post
1/21/2015 2:03:19 AM
The Denver Post CSU launches study to prevent health woes at dairy farms The Denver Post That led Colorado State University's High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety to launch a three-year, $900,000 study of the health risks at dairy farms and what can be done to protect workers. Funding for the study is through ...

Organic Certification News Items
Haleigh's Hope Receives USDA Organic Certification for 2017 Hemp Crop - PR Newswire (press release)
9/14/2017 7:13:38 AM
Haleigh's Hope Receives USDA Organic Certification for 2017 Hemp Crop PR Newswire (press release) SOUTH PARK, Colo., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Haleigh's Hope is excited to announce that they received USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Organic Certification for its hemp crop at both farm locations in Colorado . In August of 2016, the ... and more »

Why Putting Media First Will Be Your First Step Toward Sustainability - Cannabis Business Times
9/11/2017 8:54:26 PM
Cannabis Business Times Why Putting Media First Will Be Your First Step Toward Sustainability Cannabis Business Times Thirty years ago, Kerrie joined with other local Colorado farmers to found the wildly popular Boulder County Farmer's market. Sustainability, Slow Food, community and, ... The organic lever is one a lot of cannabis growers want to pull, but can't ...

Marijuana Growers and States Are Working Together to Fight This Common Enemy - Money Morning
8/25/2017 11:35:50 AM
Money Morning Marijuana Growers and States Are Working Together to Fight This Common Enemy Money Morning Marijuana growers are now able to do business legally in over 29 states. With marijuana legalization comes billions of dollars in revenue – something states are happy to collect. For example, Colorado's legal marijuana sales topped $1 billion last year. and more »

That organic milk might not really be organic - Fox News
5/3/2017 12:33:15 PM
Fox News That organic milk might not really be organic Fox News According to an investigative report published by the Washington Post Monday, cows at Colorado's Aurora Organic Dairy aren't grazing in accordance with USDA organic standards, and after being submitted to chemical testing, the organic milk from Aurora ... Your Organic Milk May Not Be As Pure As You Think Consumerist 'Organic' Milk From Major Dairy Farm May Somehow Be 'Inorganic ... Science Times Washington Post Investigative Report Documents Rampant Corruption At USDA Organic Program PR Newswire (press release) all 18 news articles »

Leaf Organic Vodka Now Available At Costco In Colorado - BevNET ... - BevNET.com
3/9/2017 10:06:15 AM
BevNET.com Leaf Organic Vodka Now Available At Costco In Colorado - BevNET ... BevNET.com Leaf(R) Organic Vodka Now Available At Costco In Colorado. Denver, CO (March 8, 2017) – Global Spirits USA, a privately-held, international manufacturer and ... and more »

Colorado is Crafting a State Certification for Organic Weed - MERRY JANE
2/21/2017 11:31:54 AM
MERRY JANE Colorado is Crafting a State Certification for Organic Weed MERRY JANE Although it's still being drafted, a new bill by the Organic Cannabis Association (OCA)—a marijuana consumer group based in the Centennial State—would establish the world's first government-sponsored organic certification for weed. At the moment, any ...

Colorado farmers going organic to meet rising demand - The Denver Post
2/7/2017 6:23:37 PM
The Denver Post Colorado farmers going organic to meet rising demand The Denver Post It takes about three years to gain organic certification , and there are expenses attached to complying with regulations. Many farmers transition slowly, beginning with a few acres. The Hungenberg farm started on 7 acres in Greeley in 1907 and now ...