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COLORADO BUILDING FARMERS

Building Capacity. Building Community.

The Colorado Building Farmers and Ranchers program builds community and capacity in agriculture for beginning farmers and ranchers around the state. From January 23, 2024 to March 12, 2024, course facilitators and instructors will guide new and beginning farmers (those with 0 to 10 years of experience) through a series of eight online evening classes designed to explore agriculture as a business, including the principles of business management, developing a marketing plan, managing risk, obtaining financing, and more. The program also provides more experienced farmers and ranchers with tools and ideas to refine and enhance their business management and marketing skills. Participants are supported with group and individual exercises and coaching, which result in participants creating a business plan and presenting it to a group of peers. Learn more and register here: https://colorado_building_farmers_and_ranchers_2024.eventbrite.com

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.

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!
January 23rd - March 12th | COST:$125 – $225; $100 for 2nd participant from same farm business

8-week online course for beginining to intermediate level farmers and ranchers, designed to grow your ag. business management skills.

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!