COLORADO BUILDING FARMERS

Building Capacity. Building Community.

Colorado Building Farmers (CBF) is a community-based program for aspiring farmers and ranchers. CSU
Extension facilitates courses that help beginner farmers build capacity and the community linkages needed
to succeed. Farming and ranching is risky business, requiring an unconventional lifestyle, many skills, and the
drive, smarts and determination to launch and grow a business. Colorado Building Farmers offers two levels
of classroom learning: Principles of Business Planning and Management and Advanced Classes. Learn
more on our website: buildingfarmers.com

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

The Principles of Business Planning and Management program is a series of evening classes designed to help New Farmers and Ranchers explore farming as a business and provide Intermediate and Experienced Farmers and Ranchers with tools and ideas to refine and enhance their business management, production, and marketing skills.

ADVANCED CLASSES

Advanced Classes are available for individuals who have successfully completed the Principles of Business Planning and Management classroom program. These classes are structured to provide additional “advanced” level programming in key topics in business planning.

OUR HISTORY

In 2007, Colorado Building Farmers (CBF) began as a CSU Extension program in Boulder County through a Western SARE Mini-Grant, CSU Extension Innovation Grant and support from Boulder County Parks and Open Space and the Boulder County Farmers Markets. Building Farmers has received multiple grants from organizations such as the USDA, Western Center for Risk Management, and the Utah Building Farmers Programs.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT UPCOMING EVENT

THE PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT GOES VIRTUAL!
DECEMBER 3RD - FEBRUARY 4TH | COST: $200/PERSON
CBF is integrating all the familiar face to face learning, farmers teaching farmers, small group discussions, core curriculum, and business plan presentations into an online format. To further increase your business network, we are recruiting input and resource providers to join us as virtual exhibitors. The course is Thursday nights Dec 3 – Feb 4 (no classes Dec 24 or 31).

OUR FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

QUESTIONS?

Contact us by email and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have about our Building Farmers programs!