We have provided resources below for farmers and ranchers. Please note, that a resource being listed is not an endorsement. We provide these for information purposes only.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Jessica Callen

970-498-6000

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These events are listed for informational purposes only.

If you have any questions or would like to request an event be listed, please contact Jessica Callen.

 

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Monitor

  • SoilCarbon Coalition focuses on promoting soil health and carbon sequestration through education and collaborative monitoring
  • Citizen Soil Health Project empowers individuals through citizen science initiatives to monitor and enhance soil health
  • COMET-Farms is a virtual farm/ranch carbon and greenhouse accounting system

Resources

We do not recommend or endorse any of these resources. We provide these for information purposes only. 

Soil Testing Lab

  • RegenAg: Laboratory services focused on regenerative agriculture 
  • WardLabs: Full service agriculture testing facility with soil health assessment 
  • WeldLabs: Local testing facility with various soil testing packages
  • CSU Soil Testing: Local testing facility and includes fertilizer recommendations in soil testing packages

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Land Access to start your farm/ranch

Growing in Colorado

  • CSU Vegetable Growing Guide contains information on all types of vegetables that can be grown in Colorado, how to care, and common pest identification and  management practices
  • Front Range Tree Recommendation List contains information on the various types of trees that can be grown in the Front Range of Colorado and considerations on the trees needs before planting.

Assistance with Farm Business

  • The Northern Colorado Foodshed Project provides local certification and the new farmer business accelerator program 
  • CSU Food Systems provides events, resources, research, and programming focusing on expanding the local food systems in Colorado.
  • CSU Agriculture and Business Management website provides information to expand the knowledge of business planning to producers in Colorado.
  • Farmers.gov is a USDA organization that provides resources on how to start a farm for beginning farmers and ranchers.

Community

  • Join the Larimer County Farmers Alliance to be connected to the local Ag community in Larimer County
  • Subscribe to Small Farms listserv to be updated with opportunities and programs from extension, go to the CSU listserv and select “Small_Farms” from the list and fill out the form

Monitoring

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Changing Climate

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment: Keep updated with current labor laws, access to posters, healthcare information, and more.

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Incentives for Ag Employees

 

Consider Subscribing To:

  • Larimer County Farmers Alliance for monthly event and grant updates from your local extensions specialist as well as local community events hosted by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Larimer County Conservation District for updates on the STAR+ program and educational conferences/events.
  • CSU Food System for information on CSU Ag research, events, and free business classes for producers
  • Farmers.gov for USDA updates on financial assistant resources and information on H2A, FSA loans, disaster assistance, record keeping and more. 
  • CDA Newsletters for updates on Colorado specific grants, how to obtain Colorado Proud label, new noxious weeds and pests, and more.
  • USDA Newsletters for updates on Ag Economics, Livestock, Local and Regional Food Systems, Women in Ag and more.

Consider Joining these Organizations

 

 


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1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2004

Phone: (970) 498-6000 

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Our office follows the Larimer County Holiday Calendar for office closures.