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2017

  • December
    • Regional Spotlight: Archuleta County
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education Programs
    • Grant: NIFA Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
    • Grant: USDA Farm to School
    • Grant: NIFA SCRI Pre-application Opportunity
    • Grant: Organic Farming Research Foundation Call for Proposals
    • Grant: Value Added Producer Grants
    • Farm Loan Funding: USDA Farm Service Agency
    • News: New USDA Food Hub Report
    • News: Colorado Joins Farm-to-Preschool Movement
    • Webinar: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Grant Application Process
    • Course Series: Principles of Business Planning and Management
    • Workshops: Beginning Farmers Core Curriculum & Hands-on Workshops
    • Event: National Farmers Union FREE Online Conference
    • Event: Colorado Ag Water Summit
    • Events: Double Up Food Bucks Symposia
    • Event: Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum
    • Contact Information
  • November
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education Programs
    • Grant: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
    • Grant: USDA Farm to School
    • Grant: NIFA SCRI Pre-application Opportunity
    • Grant: Farming Research Foundation Call for Proposals
    • Grant: Value Added Producer Grants
    • Farm Loan Funding: USDA Farm Service Agency
    • News: 2017 LFPP Grant Awards in Colorado
    • News: Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops
    • News: Guide Helps Assess Food Systems Economics
    • Event: Double Up Food Bucks Symposia
    • Event: Recall Readiness & Crisis Management Workshop for Produce Growers
    • Event: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Innovation Fair and Annual Convention
    • Events: FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training Courses
    • Event: Save the Date for LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Summit
    • Contact Information
  • October
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education Programs
    • Grant: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
    • Grant: NIFA SCRI Pre-Application Opportunity
    • Grant: Farming Research Foundation Call for Proposals
    • Grant: Value Added Producer Grants
    • News: Local Food Safety Needs Assessment Survey
    • News: Guide Helps Assess Food Systems Economics
    • Webinar: Economic Impacts of Farm to School
    • Event: LiveWell Colorado Policy Listening Sessions
    • Event: Agritourism Workshop, Colorado Springs
    • Event: Recall Readiness & Crisis Management Workshop for Produce Growers
    • Event: Save the Date for LiveWell Colorado’s Heal Summit
    • Contact Information
  • September
    • Regional Spotlight: Boulder County
    • Grant: Marketing Matching Grant Announced
    • Grant: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
    • Grant: Value Added Producer Grants
    • Grant: Western SARE Graduate Student Grant Program
    • Loans: Microloans for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
    • News: Learn more about your ag or food business with help from CSU students
    • News: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Releases Regional Food System Publication
    • News: Launch of the Community Food Innovation Website
    • Webinar: Navigating the Farm Bill
    • Webinar: Regional Food Systems: Driving Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Development
    • Webinar: How Regional Food System Investment Creates More Equitable Communities
    • Event: CSU Ag Innovation Summit & Colorado Blueprint 2.0
    • Event: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Event: Save the Date for LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Summit
    • Contact Information
  • August
    • Regional Spotlight: Routt County
    • Study: Participate in the 2017 Market Channel Assessments
    • Grant: Marketing Matching Grant Announced
    • News: CDA and CSU Extension Develop New Guidelines for Small Flock Poultry Processing
    • News: Growing Local-A Community Guide To Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems
    • Webinars: Learning about Grant Programs
    • Webinar: Fruit and Veggie Rx Programs
    • Webinar: Networking Local Food Councils
    • Event: 11th Annual Tour de Farms in Durango
    • Event: Fort Collins Farm Weekend
    • Event: CSU Ag Innovation Summit & Colorado Blueprint 2.0
    • Event: Fundamentals for Business Success
    • Event: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Event: Ag Tour to Spain
    • Contact Information
  • July
    • Regional Spotlight: Adams County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: What’s in Season?
    • Study: Participate in the 2017 Market Channel Assessments
    • New Business Accelerator Program to Help Expand Healthy Food Access in Denver
    • Grant: Funding Available to Support Training for Farmers of Color & Veteran Farmers
    • News: Looking for Local? Find Farmers’ Markets in Annual Publication
    • Event: 2017 Summer Hops Tour
    • Event: Old Fort Open House
    • Event: Save the Date for Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Event: Ag Tour to Spain
    • Contact Information
  • June
    • Regional Spotlight: Arapahoe County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Register Your Business Today
    • Competition: Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge
    • News: The Food Corridor Releases Policy Report on Shared-Use Kitchens
    • News: Census of Agriculture Countdown Begins for America’s Farmers and Ranchers
    • Event: Farmers Markets & Community Partners Webinar
    • Event: Mock Food Safety Audit to be held in Montrose
    • Event: First Annual “Four Corners Horticulture Workshop”
    • Event: “Changing Lands, Changing Hands” Conference
    • Event: Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium
    • Event: CSU Ag Day and Ag Innovation Summit
    • Event: Save the Date for Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Contact Information
  • May
    • Regional Spotlight: Jefferson County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Related Websites
    • Grants: Western SARE 2018 Call for Proposals
    • News: Slow Food Micro-Loans from Living Soil Investments of Northern Colorado
    • News: Tell Us Your Colorado Farm to School Story!
    • News: Greeley Farmers Market is Growing, Looking for Vendors!
    • Project: Colorado Blueprint for Food and Ag
    • Webinar: Working Together on State and Federal Food Policy
    • Event: FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training Course
    • Event: Mountain Plains Regional Summit
    • Event: Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
    • Event: 2017 Southern Colorado Tourism Summit
    • Event: First Annual Four Corners Horticulture Workshop
    • Event: Changing Lands, Changing Hands Conference
    • Event: Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium
    • Event: CSU Ag Day and Ag Innovation Summit
    • Event: Save the Date for Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Contact Information
  • April
    • Regional Spotlight: Chaffee County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Local Business Spotlight
    • News: LocalFood App Enters Second Year
    • News: Sign up Available For Farmers & Ranchers for 2017 National Ag Census
    • News: Colorado Blueprint Update
    • News: Bayfield Farmers’ Market to Start this Summer
    • Course: Urban Farm Production Course Offered
    • Event: Bennet Announces Second Round of Colorado Farm Bill Listening Sessions
    • Event: 2017 Homegrown Food Retreat
    • Event: 2017 Southern Colorado Tourism Summit
    • Event: First Annual Four Corners Horticulture Workshop
    • Event: Changing Lands, Changing Hands Conference
    • Event: Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium
    • Event: Save the Date for “Slow Food Nations: Denver”
    • Contact Information
  • March
    • Regional Spotlight: Denver County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Farm Spotlight
    • Grants: Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
    • Grants: Local Food Promotion Program
    • Grants: Farmers Market Promotion Program
    • Loans: Slow Food Denver Micro-Loans
    • News: Local Food Economics Toolkit Project
    • News: NSAC Highlights Information for Farmers
    • Event: Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting
    • Event: Meat-to-School Informational Webinar
    • Event: 2017 Front Range Beginning Farmers Conference
    • Event: Statewide Agritourism Event and Expo
    • Event: 2017 Homegrown Food Retreat
    • Event: 2017 Southern Colorado Tourism Summit
    • Event: Save the Date for the First Annual Four Corners Horticulture Workshop
    • Contact Information
  • February
    • Regional Spotlight: Gunnison County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Buy and Sell Forum
    • Grants: Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program Grant Announced
    • Grants: CDA Seeking Concept Proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grant
    • Grants: Local Food Promotion Program
    • Grants: Farmers’ Market Promotion Program
    • Grant Events: USDA to Host Grants.gov Training Webinar
    • Grant Events: USDA to Host FMLFPP Applicant Webinar
    • Workshop: MarketReady Training
    • Events: Colorado Blueprint Regional Town Hall Meetings
    • Event: Colorado AgrAbility Workshops
    • Event: Seed Swap at Four Seasons Market
    • Event: Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums
    • Event: Grower Training on FDA’s Produce Safety Rule
    • Event: CO Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference
    • Event: Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Event: Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting
    • Event: Save the Date “Changing Lands, Changing Hands” Conference
    • Newsletter Contact Information
  • January
    • Regional Spotlight: Jackson County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Connecting to Other States
    • Grants: National Farm to School Network Seeking Applications for 2017-2019 Core Partners
    • Grants: USDA Support for Local Foods Sector
    • Blueprint for Colorado Food and Agriculture
    • Training: MarketReady Producer Training Program
    • News: USDA Provides New Cost Share Opportunities for Organic Producers and Handlers
    • News: Oregon State Releases Market Research for Market Readiness Protocol
    • News: the Denver Food Vision Seeks Feedback on Draft
    • Events: Produce Safety And Preventive Controls Training Courses
    • Events: Colorado AgrAbility Workshops
    • Event: 5th Annual Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum
    • Event: Upcoming Events at Four Seasons Market
    • Event: Agritourism Workshop
    • Event: Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums
    • Event: Annie’s Project to be Held in January and February
    • Event: Register Now for the 3rd Annual CFVGA Conference
    • Event: Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Webinar: Co-Op Model and Key Factors of Success
    • ent: Authorize Your Farm for Snap Availability
    • Event: Save the Date for “Changing Lands, Changing Hands” Conference
    • Contact Information

2016

  • December
    • Regional Spotlight: Eagle County
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Shopping Locally this Holiday Season
    • Grants: Farm to School Grant Program
    • Grants: Organic Farming Research Foundation RFP
    • Grants: NIFA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Grants
    • News: ATTRA Publication on Urban High Tunnels
    • News: Be Colorado Proud & Buy Local
    • Webinar: Creating a Food Safety Plan for Your Farm
    • Webinar: NFU Presents—Growing for the Future
    • Webinar: Framing the Role of the Produce Industry in the Blueprint for CO Food & Agriculture
    • Course: Agritourism in the West
    • Event: Vision Course for Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers
    • Event: Colorado Produce Day at Colorado Farm Show
    • Event: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Women’s Conference
    • Event: Colorado Agrability Workshops
    • Event: 5th Annual Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum
    • Contact Information
  • November
    • Regional Spotlight: Golden Plains Area
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Grants: Farm to School
    • Grants: Organic Farming Research Foundation
    • Grants: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
    • News: USDA Announces LFPP and FMPP Grant Awards
    • News: Loans for Small Scale Farms and Urban Producers
    • News: Four Corners Healthy Local Food Sheds Project
    • News: Value-Added Producer Grant Awards
    • News: Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops
    • Event: Colorado Food Policy Network Meeting
    • Event: Colorado Agrability Workshops
    • Event: 2016 Farm to Market Conference
    • Webinar: “NFU Presents Growing for the Future”
    • Contact Information
  • October
    • Regional Spotlight: La Plata County
    • Colorado MarketMaker Features Agritourism
    • Grants: Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment
    • Grants: Farm to School Grant Program
    • Grants: Marketing Matching Grant Program
    • Grants: Extension Risk Management Education Program
    • News: CO Food Policy Network Resources
    • News: Free pH Testing for Cottage Food Producers
    • News: Map of Colorado Proud School Meal Day Participants
    • Event: Colorado Eastern Plains Agritourism Day
    • Event: Feeding the 5000 Front Range
    • Webinar: NFU Presents: Growing for the Future
    • Workshops: Navigate the Regulation Maze Workshop
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • September
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Grants: Financial Assistance Available for Organic Certification
    • Grants: Marketing Matching Grant Program
    • Grants: Small Business Innovation Research Program
    • News: August is the Eat Local Challenge Month
    • News: Western Slope Wins $90k to Support Farmers
    • Event: CO Proud School Meal Day
    • Event: 5th Annual Pedal the Plains
    • Workshops: CO Ag Leadership Program Accepting Applications
    • Workshops: CO Building Farmers and Ranchers Accepting Applications
    • Save the Date: Colorado Eastern Plains Agritourism Day
    • Save the Date: Feeding the 5000 Front Range
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • August
    • CSU Food Systems Team Update
    • Colorado Building Farmers Award
    • Colorado Food Systems Digital Hub
    • Grants: Small Business Innovation Research Program
    • Conference: 2016 American Public Health Association
    • Event: 2016 Durango Tour de Farms
    • Event: 5th Annual Pedal the Plains
    • Workshop: Pollinator Conservation Short Course
    • Workshop: Colorado Beekeeper Mentorship Program
    • Workshop: Urban Farm Workshop Series
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • July
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Register Now
    • Update: Colorado Food Policy Network
    • Webinar: Understand Your Farm’s Profitability Using a Market Channel Assessment
    • Workshop: On-Farm Mock GAPs Audit in Pueblo
    • Workshop: Messaging for Behavior Change
    • Grants: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Grant Opportunities
    • Grants: Introduction to Community Food Projects Grant Program
    • Research: 2016 Colorado CSA Survey Released
    • News: USDA Offers New Toolkit to Assess Economic Impact of Local Foods
    • News: How Well is the Farm Credit System Serving Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers?
    • News: “Food Hubs” Emerge as a Viable Solution to Meet Consumer Demand for Local Food
    • News: Get Involved with Your Local Summer Food Service Program
    • News: Food Safety from Farm to Table
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • June
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Register Now
    • Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council Update
    • Grants: Value Added Producer Grant
    • Grants: Farm Storage Loans Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets
    • Grants: New Funding Available for Food Safety Training Projects
    • Grants: Summer Agricultural and Food Initiative Grant Opportunities
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE)
    • Grants: Healthy Eating Research
    • News: Farm To School Participant Map
    • News: Save the Food Campaign
    • News: Bridges to Opportunity
    • USDA Local Food Marketing Survey
    • Toolkit on Urban Agriculture
    • Training: Cottage Food Producers
    • Workshops: Backyard Food Production – Eat What you Grow!
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • May
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Register Now
    • Grants: USDA Grant Opportunities
    • Grants: Value Added Producer
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE)
    • Grants: Healthy Eating Research
    • News: Farmers Markets Opening in May!
    • News: National Incubator Farm Initiative
    • News: Harvesting Healthier Options
    • Conference: Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)
    • Webinar: Ag In Uncertain Times
    • Mapping The Movement-Your Input Requested
    • National Nutrition Roadmap
    • Workshops: Backyard Food Production – Eat What you Grow!
    • Save the Date: CSU Extension Food Systems Retreat
    • Save the Date: LoCo Foods Tradeshow
    • In Case You Missed it: Webinar on Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Local Food Systems
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April
    • Regional Update: Farm to Preschool in Southwest Colorado
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Business Profile
    • Grants: USDA Grant Opportunities
    • Grants: Colorado Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant
    • Grants: Healthy Eating Research
    • News: National Incubator Farm Initiative
    • News: Harvesting Healthier Options
    • News: MyPlate for Older Adults
    • Webinar: Mobilizing for Policy Action
    • Annual Colorado Farmers Market Association Meeting
    • Workshop: Breakfast with the Pros
    • Rescheduled Workshop: SNAP/EBT Training For Farmers Markets
    • Workshop: Bookkeeping Basics for Farm and Food Businesses
    • Workshops: Backyard Food Production – Eat what you Grow!
    • Workshops: Tree Grafting
    • AgriSummit: Local Food + Agritourism in the Heart of the Rockies!
    • Save the Date: LoCo Foods Tradeshow
    • National Farm to School Conference
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • March
    • Colorado MarketMaker: Farm Profile- Star Acre Farms
    • Grants: Colorado Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant
    • News: USDA Announces Funding for Agriculture Projects and Programs in the Classroom
    • News: National Incubator Farm Initiative
    • News: Harvesting Healthier Options
    • Workshop: Accelerating Affordability with Nutrition Incentives
    • Conference: 2016 Front Range Beginning Farmers
    • Workshop: Connecting Crops to Cuisine
    • Workshop: SNAP/EBT Training For Farmers Markets
    • Workshops: Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Food Producers
    • Workshops: Farmers Markets, Local Food Promotion and USDA Grant Writing
    • Workshops: Hands-on Apple Tree Grafting
    • Workshop: Breakfast with the Pros
    • Training: Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Operator & Regulator Course
    • Webinar: Value-Added Producer Grant Program
    • Meeting: Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting
    • Meeting: LiveWell’s Day at the Capitol
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • February
    • Colorado MarketMaker Market Research Mapping Tool
    • Meet Your New Food Systems Leadership Team Member: Becca Jablonski
    • News: USDA Announces Funding for Agriculture Projects and Programs in the Classroom
    • News: New Service for Food Businesses
    • News: Harvesting Healthier Options
    • Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Operator & Regulator Training Course
    • Meeting: Food-1-1 Addressing Food Waste
    • Save the Date: Day at the Capital
    • Conference: Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
    • Conference: Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Conference: High Plains Organic Farming
    • Conference: New Mexico Organic Farming
    • Workshops: Farm to School
    • Workshop: A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper
    • Workshops: Grant Writing
    • Workshop: Apple Grafting
    • Community Supported Ag Resources
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • January
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Greeley Farmers Market Pantry: Sell your Local Products
    • Meet Your Food Systems Leadership Team: Ragan
    • Adams
    • Conference: Cottage Food Stakeholder Meeting
    • Workshop: Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard
    • Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum
    • Workshops: Farm to School
    • Meeting: Food-1-1 Coalition for Rescuing Food from Waste
    • Colorado Produce Day
    • Grain School
    • Conference: Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Conference: New Mexico Organic Farming
    • Webinars: Preserve @ Home
    • Webinars: Food Policy
    • Food Systems Survey
    • Resources and Additional Information

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