2019

August

  • News: USDA Farm Implementation Update
  • News: Agritourism Best Practices Guides
  • Call for Colorado Food System Advisory Council Members
  • Call for Applications: Regenerative Farm Fellowship
  • Call for Grant Applications: Agriculture and Food Research Initiatives
  • Event: Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Foods Producers
  • Event: Save the Date for CSU Ag Day 2019
  • Event: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
  • Updated Resource: CSU Food Systems Page
June

  • Call for Applications: Improving Community Food Systems
  • Call for Grant Applications: Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program
  • Call for Applications: Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey Class of 2020
  • Call for Applications: CRAFT Studio 201
  • Call for Applications: Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP)
  • Updated Resource: CSU Food Systems Page
  • Call for Grant Applications: Agriculture and Food Research Initiatives
  • Event: Annie’s Project Facilitator Training
  • Event: MORP Heritage Apple Tree Sale and Fundraiser
  • Event: National Farm to School Network Webinar
  • Event: Preserve@Home Online Course
  • Event: Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Foods Producers
  • Event: Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
  • Event: Annie’s Project Comes to El Paso County
  • Event: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
May

  • News: Improving Healthy Food Retail for Coloradans
  • News: USDA Launches New Farmers.gov Features
  • News: 2017 Census of Agriculture Data Now Available
  • Call for Applications: Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey Class of 2020
  • Call for Applications: CRAFT Studio 201
  • Call for Applications: Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP)
  • Call for Grant Applications: USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
  • Call for Grant Applications: Food Safety Outreach Program
  • Call for Grant Applications: USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
  • Call for Grant Applications: Improving Community Food Systems
  • Call for Grant Applications: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
  • Webinar: Applying for Federal Grants
  • Survey: National Incubator Farm Training Initiative
  • Event: Beekeeping on the Front Range Workshop
  • Event: Farm Field Day at the Old Fort
  • Event: Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Foods Producers
  • Event: LoCo Foods Trade Show
April

  • Call for Recommendations: Colorado Tourism
  • Call for Grant Applications: Federal‐State Marketing Improvement Program
  • Call for Grant Applications: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
  • Grant: Improving Community Food Systems
  • Event: Online Land Stewardship Program
  • Event: Online Graduate Certificate in Agritourism Management
  • Event: Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Foods Producers
  • Event: Produce Safety Grower Training Workshops
  • Event: ServSafe Certification Courses
  • Event: Sustainable Lifestyle Expo
  • Event: Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project Grafting Workshop
  • Event: AgriSummit
  • Event: Branching Out – Gardening, Unique Crops, Markets & More
  • Event: Breakfast with the Pros Series
  • Event: Strengthening Economies in the West: Coal‐Reliant Communities Challenge
  • Event: LoCo Foods Trade Show
March

  • Call for Grant Applications: Federal – State Marketing Improvement Program
  • Resource: Colorado MarketMaker
  • Grant: Improving Community Food Systems
  • Event: Old Fort Market Garden Education Series
  • Event: Online Land Stewardship Program
  • Event: Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Foods Producers
  • Event: Montezuma/Dolores County Pruning Workshop
  • Event: ServSafe Certification Courses
  • Event: Ag Outlook and Strategy Webinar
  • Event: Water in the West Symposium
  • Event: Financial Management Strategies Webinar
  • Event: Dolores / Montezuma County Grafting Workshop
  • Event: Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers
  • Event: Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses
  • Event: Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project Grafting Workshop
  • Event: Sustainable Lifestyle EXPO
  • Event: Strengthening Economies in the West: Coal‐Reliant Communities Challenge
  • Event: Eat Colorado Food Show
  • Farmer Survey: On‐Farm Harvesting and Surpluses
February

  • News: New Ag Workforce Development Program
  • News: Double Up Food Bucks Market and Retail Application Open
  • Call to Business Owners: National Western Center Public Market Survey
  • Event: Garfield County Ag Expo
  • Event: ServSafe Certification Courses
  • Event: Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Foods Producers
  • Event: Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses
  • Event: Food Safety Planning Workshop
  • Event: 2019 Farming Evolution Event
  • Event: Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers
  • Event: Strengthening Economics in the West: Coal-Reliant Communities Challenge
  • Event: Financial Management Strategies Seminar
  • Event: 2019 Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums
  • Event: 2019 Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference
  • Event: Water in the West Symposium
  • Event: Old Fort Market Garden Education Series
  • Event: Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting
  • Event: Eat Colorado Food Show
January

  • News: New Ag Workforce Development Program
  • News: Boulder County Farmers Markets Accepting New Vendors
  • Financial Assistance: Sustainability Grants Available for Small Farms
  • Financial Assistance: Grants Available for Businesses working in Food Waste, Rescue, and Recycling
  • Financial Assistance: Specialty Crop Block Grants
  • Call for Business Owners: National Western Center Public Market Survey
  • Events: Double Up Symposia for 2019
  • Events: Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses
  • Events: On-Farm Food Safety Planning & GAPs Prep Workshops
  • Event: UCCS Grain School
  • Event: Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum
  • Event: Financial Management Strategies Seminar
  • Event: 2019 Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums
  • Events: 2019 Cottage Food Safety Trainings
  • Event: 2019 CO Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference
  • Event: Water in the West Symposium
  • Events: Old Fort Sustainable Agriculture Programs
  • Event: Old Fort Market Garden Education Series
  • Save The Date: Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting Contact Information

2018

  • December
    • News: CSU’s New Graduate Certificate in Agritourism Management
    • News: State Sales Tax Rule Change
    • News: GAP/GHP Reimbursement Program
    • MarketMaker: Buy Local for Holiday Gifts and Meals
    • Call For Proposals: 2019 USDA Farm to School Grants
    • Event: Old Fort Sustainable Agriculture Programs
    • Events: Fall 2018 Cottage Food Safety Trainings
    • Event: LandLink Workshop
    • Event: Produce Safety Workshop
    • Event: Colorado Ag Water Alliance Workshop
    • Event: 3rd Annual Soil Revolution Conference
    • Event: Annie’s Project Facilitator Training
    • Event: 21st Annual Colorado…It’s AgriCultural Photography Contest
    • Event: Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum
    • Event: Double Up Symposia 2018-2019
    • Events: Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses
    • Contact Information

2018

  • November
    • News: CSU’s New Graduate Certificate in Agritourism Management
    • News: Food and Agricultural Business Survey
    • News: State Sales Tax Rule Change
    • News: GAP/GHP Reimbursement Program
    • Call for Proposals: 2019 USDA Farm to School Grants
    • Call for Proposals: 2019 Farm to School Training and Curricula
    • Financial Assistance: WSARE Professional Development Grants
    • Event: From Kitchen to Commercial – A Food business Development Seminar
    • Event: 4th Annual Sustainable Denver Summit
    • Event: Fall 2018 Cottage Food Safety Trainings
    • Event: Double Up Evaluation Webinar
    • Event: Double Up Symposia 2018-2019
    • Events: Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses
    • Event: Small Farm and Ranch Succession Planning
    • Event: CFVGA Produce Labor Conference
    • Event: Growing your Farm Business: Vision Course for Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers
    • Event: 3rd Annual Soil Revolution Conference
    • Resource: Colorado MarketMaker
    • Contact Information
  • October
    • News: Call for Fall Field Guide Tourism Itineraries
    • Resources: CSU Extension Food Smart App/Website Available
    • Resources: Colorado MarketMaker
    • Resources: Food & Ag Businesses Selected for Feasibility Study by CSU Students
    • Financial Assistance: 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program
    • Call for Proposals: WSARE Professional Development Grants
    • Apply for Local Foods, Local Places, Technical Assistance
    • Event: Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s 4th Annual Sustainable Denver Summit
    • Event: October Farm to School Month
    • Events: Apple Days in SW Colorado
    • Event: 2018 Fall Cottage Food Safety Trainings
    • Event: Re-Certification Cottage Food Safety Online Training
    • Event: CSU Extension Internship Presentations
    • Event: Colorado Shared Ownership Summit
    • Events: Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses
    • Event: From Kitchen to Commercial – A Food Business Development Seminar
    • Event: CFVGA Produce Labor Conference
    • Webinar: Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program: Grants (Part 2)
    • Contact Information
  • September
    • News: Call for Fall Field Guide Itineraries
    • News: CSU Extension Food Smart App/Website Available
    • News: Food & Ag Businesses Selected Annually for Feasibility Study by CSU Students
    • News: Tourism Industry Association of Colorado Report
    • Financial Assistance: 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program
    • Call for Proposals: WSARE Professional Development Grants
    • Event: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Event: 2018 National Direct Ag Marketing Summit
    • Event: 2018 Hungry for Change Summit & Hunger Action Month
    • Event: CSU Ag Innovation Summit
    • Event: Beekeeping in the Heart of the Rockies
    • Event: Colorado Beekeeper Associate Program Class Series
    • Event: Annie’s Project Women’s Retreat
    • Event: October Farm to School Month
    • Event: CFVGA Produce Labor Conference
    • Event: 3rd Annual Soil Revolution Conference
    • Webinar: Q&A on EBT Machine Issues in CO Direct Markets
    • Contact Information
  • August
    • News: Glenwood Springs High School Receives GHCC Mini Grant for Aquaponics System
    • News: Double Up Food Bucks Newly Available at More Local Farmers Markets
    • News: FSA Fact Sheets Available for Ag Loss from Disasters
    • News: 2018 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory Available
    • News: New Legislation Invests in Farmer Training
    • News: August is Colorado Proud Month!
    • Grant: AFRI Competitive Grants
    • Grant: Walmart Community Grant Program
    • Loan: FSA Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program
    • Loan: USDA Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers
    • Event: International Millet Symposium
    • Event: Cottage Food Safety Online Re-Certification
    • Event: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Event: 2018 National Direct Ag Marketing Summit
    • Event: 2018 Hungry for Change Summit
    • Event: CSU Ag Innovation Summit
    • Event: Colorado Produce Labor Conference
    • Webinar: Indigenous Foods in Early Care & Education Settings
    • Webinar: 2018 Food Hub Benchmark Study
    • Contact Information
  • July
    • Regional Spotlight: Ann Duncan, Family & Consumer Science Agent, Tri-River Region
    • News: 2018 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory Available
    • News: New Legislation Invests in Farmer Training
    • News: Webinar on Funding for Farm to Cafeteria Programs
    • News: Colorado Tourism Office Releases FY2019 Destination Development Plan
    • News: August is Colorado Proud Month!
    • Scholarship: Rural Professional Development
    • Sponsorship: Rural Tourism Conference
    • Grant: AFRI Competitive Grants
    • Grant: Walmart Community Grant Program
    • Loan: FSA Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program
    • Loan: USDA Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers
    • Event: Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control
    • Event: Old Fort Open House
    • Event: International Millet Symposium
    • Event: Cottage Food Safety Online Re-Certification
    • Event: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Event: 2018 National Direct Ag Marketing Summit
    • Event: CSU Ag Innovation Summit
  • June
    • Regional Spotlight: Greg Felsen, 4-H Extension Agent, La Plata County
    • News: CSU Research Team Receives $2 Million to Study Colorado Food Systems
    • News: Guide Helps Producers Applying for Value-Added Grant Program
    • News: Farmland Access Legal Toolkit Launched
    • News: Food Hubs Key to Scaling up Local Food Systems
    • News: CSU Extension’s New Food Preservation App
    • Grant: Call for Pre-Proposals, Western SARE
    • Grant: NSF Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
    • Grant: Walmart Community Grant Program
    • Loans: FSA Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
    • Loans: USDA Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers
    • Event: 2018 Cottage Food Safety Trainings
    • Event: Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control
    • Event: International Millet Symposium
    • Event: 2018 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit
    • Contact Information
  • May
    • News: Guide Helps Producers Applying for Value-Added Grant Program
    • News: Farmland Access Legal Toolkit Launched
    • News: Food Hubs Key to Scaling Up Local Food Systems
    • News: CSU Extension’s New Food Preservation App
    • Grant: USDA Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)
    • Grant: USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)
    • Grant: USDA Higher Education Grants Program
    • Grant: USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
    • Grant: Call for Pre-Proposals: Western SARE
    • Grant: NSF Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
    • Grant: Walmart Community Grant Program
    • Loans: FSA Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program
    • Loans: USDA Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers
    • Event: 2018 Cottage Food Safety Trainings
    • Event: Old Fort Hesperus 1st Annual Farm Field Day
    • Event: Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
    • Event: Income Tax Issues and Strategies Webinar
    • Event: 2018 Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference
    • Event: High Tunnel and Greenhouse Production Workshop
  • April
    • News: Free pH Testing for Cottage Food Producers
    • Grant: USDA Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)
    • Grant: USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)
    • Grant: USDA Higher Education Grants Program
    • Grant: USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
    • Grant: USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill
    • Grant: NSF Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
    • Grant: Walmart Community Grant Program
    • Event: Apple Grafting Workshop
    • Event: Agricultural Disaster Training & Emergency Planning Workshop
    • Event: Crafting Winning LFPP/FMPP Proposals Webinar
    • Event: 2018 Cottage Food Safety Trainings
    • Event: Guidestone Annual AgriSummit: Local Food and Agritourism
    • Event: Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
    • Event: 2018 Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference
    • Event: High Tunnel and Greenhouse Production Workshop
    • Contact Information
  • March
    • News: New Website to Host Contribution/Impact of Ag/Forestry Research
    • Event: 6th Annual Colorado Land Link
    • Event: Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers
    • Event: FSMA Produce Safety Rule Workshops
    • Event: FSMA Training For Wineries
    • Event: Northeast Colorado Progressive Ag Symposium
    • Event: Farming Documentary Screening
    • Event: Drought Management Workshop
    • Events: 2018 Cottage Food Safety Trainings
    • Event: 2018 Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference
    • Contact Information
  • February
    • Regional Spotlight: Sterling High School Hydroponics Program
    • Colorado Farm Fresh Directory: List Your Business
    • Call for Applications: Opening for 2018 Farmer-In-Training Program!
    • Call for Applications: CRAFT Studio 101
    • Call for Applications: Food Systems Impact Collaborative
    • Workshops: Winter 2018 Colorado AgrAbility Program
    • Event: Garfield County Ag EXPO 2018
    • Workshops: Beginning Farmers Core Curriculum & Hands-on Workshops
    • Workshop: Produce Safety & Hydroponics – Denver
    • Workshop: Hydroponic Production – Sterling
    • Event: Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference
    • Event: 5th Annual High Plains Organic Conference
    • Survey: Uproot Colorado
    • Contact Information
  • January
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education Graduate Student Program
    • Grant: USDA Value-Added Producer Grants
    • Call for Applications: Food Systems Impact Collaborative
    • Webinar: Rural Development Issues in Colorado
    • Workshop: UCCS Grain School
    • Workshops: Beginning Farmers Core Curriculum & Hands-on Workshops
    • Workshops: Principles of Tree Fruit Production
    • Online Course: Food Preservation
    • Survey: UpRoot Colorado
    • Events: Double-Up Food Bucks Symposia
    • Event: Bilingual Produce Safety Grower Training
    • Event: Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum
    • Event: Garfield County Ag Expo 2018
    • Event: Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference
    • Contact Information

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