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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

2015

  • November
    • Colorado MarketMaker Market Research Mapping Tool
    • Economic Outlook for Agriculture
    • Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Operators, Employers and Regulators
    • New Year-Round, Indoor Farmers Market in Wheatridge
    • Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum
    • News: Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use
    • 2016 Urban Building Farmers Program
    • Colorado Produce Day
    • Webinar: Organic Certification Made Simple
    • Food Policy Webinars
    • Training: New Business Planning Manual for Organic Transition
    • Food Systems Survey: Help Us Get the Word Out!
    • Transforming Food Access Summit
    • Save the Date: National Small Farm Conference
    • Save the Date: National Farm to School Conference
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • October
    • Colorado MarketMaker Market Research Mapping Tool
    • Colorado Awarded USDA Funding for Local Food
    • Webinar: Group Good Agricultural Practices
    • Colorado AgrAbility Workshops
    • News: Farm to School Helps Reduce Plate Waste
    • Colorado Produce Day
    • Loans: Farm Storage Financing for Meat, Dairy and Eggs
    • Workshop: Small-Scale Farm Equipment
    • Apprenticeships: New Agrarian Program
    • Grants: Extension Risk Management Education
    • Grants: Community Food Projects
    • Food Policy Webinars
    • Colorado Business-to-Business Farmers Market
    • Transforming Food Access Summit
    • eXtension I-Three Corps Program: Climate and Food Systems
    • Save the Date: National Small Farm Conference
    • Save the Date: National Farm to School Conference
    • October is National Farm to School Month
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • September
    • Colorado MarketMaker Market Research Mapping Tool
    • Whole Farm Revenue Protection
    • USDA Organic Survey Results
    • Webinar: Group Certification in Good Ag Practices
    • Outreach to Farmers Begins on New Food Safety Rulesf
    • Courses: Food Preservation, Cottage Foods
    • Loans: Farm Storage Financing for Meat, Dairy and Eggs
    • Grants: to Decrease Food Insecurity
    • Grants: Extension Risk Management Education
    • Grants: USDA Small Business Innovation
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Ag Research & Education
    • Colorado Business-to-Business Farmers Market
    • Navigating Ag through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
    • Transforming Food Access Summit
    • Contest: 2015 Agricultural Photography
    • Issue Briefs for Advancing Food Systems in Colorado
    • October is National Farm to School Month
    • Save the Date: National Farm to School Conference
    • Colorado Produce Day
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • August
    • Colorado MarketMaker Market Research
    • USDA NASS Gathering Data On Conservation-Share Your Story!
    • USDA Webinar: Why Local Foods Matter
    • Webinar: Risk Management in Processing for Produce Growers
    • Course: Breeding Crops for Organic Agriculture
    • 2015 National Survey: Organic Farmers
    • Grants: USDA Small Business Innovation
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research
    • Colorado Business-to-Business Farmers Market
    • USDA Operations Guide: Running a Food Hub
    • Contest: 2015 Agricultural Photography Contest
    • Farm to School: Poll Shows High Public Support
    • Workshop: Connecting the Garden to Literacy
    • Colorado State University Ag Day
    • Colorado State Fair
    • Workshop: Thinking Big About Short Chain Food Systems
    • September: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • October is National Farm to School Month
    • Save the Date: National Farm to School Conference
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • July
    • Colorado MarketMaker Updates
    • USDA NASS Gathering Data On Conservation Practices
    • Listening Sessions: Healthy Food Access
    • 2015 National Survey: Organic Farmers
    • FM Tracks App For Farmers Market Managers
    • Grants: Western SARE
    • Contest: 2015 Agricultural Photography
    • Choose Colorado Produce Challenge
    • August: Celebrate Colorado Proud Month
    • August: AgriCulture Fest and Feast- Greeley
    • September: Thinking Big About Short Chain Food Systems
    • September: Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • June
    • Regional Update: News from Northwest Colorado
    • Colorado MarketMaker Market Research
    • Report: SNAP Benefit Redemptions through Farmers Markets
    • Conservation Client Gateway
    • Course: Whole Farm Management for Beginning Farmers
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research
    • Grants: Food and Agriculture Research
    • Guide: Farm to Early Childhood Programs
    • Case Studies: Growing Local Food Systems
    • Webinar: The Grocery Store Prescription
    • Colorado Lavender Festival
    • August is Celebrate Colorado Proud Month
    • AgriCULTURE Fest and Feast- Greeley
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • May
    • Regional Update: News from the Western Slope
    • Colorado MarketMaker Market Research
    • USDA Expands Local and Regional Market Data
    • Farm Bureau Challenge: Business Competition
    • Grants: Rural Business Development
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research
    • Grants: Food and Agriculture Research
    • Grants: 2015 Healthy Food Behavior Research
    • Organic Cost Share Program
    • USDA Resources for New, Small and Mid-sized Farmers
    • Toolkit: Impacts of Your Local Food System Initiatives
    • Report: Economic and Health Impacts of Local Food Procurement
    • Conference: Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference
    • Conference: Lillian Fountain Smith
    • Conference: Slow Meat Symposium & Fair 2015
    • Conference: Agriculture and Human Values
    • Webinar: Community Food Projects
    • Webinar: Incubator Land Management and Teaching Ecological Land Use
    • Webinar: Challenges for Urban Master Gardeners
    • Webinar: Alternatives in Antibiotics in Poultry Production
    • Farmers’ Market Food Safety Training
    • FACT’s Conference Scholarship Program for Livestock & Poultry Farmers
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April
    • Colorado MarketMaker Partners with Chefs
    • FoodKeeper App
    • Webinar: Food Safety Best Practices for Home Gardeners
    • Webinar: Farm to School Grant Writing Technical Assistance
    • Grants: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research
    • Grants: Funding Available for Food and Agriculture Research
    • Grants: Colorado’s Specialty Crops
    • Grants: Graduate Students In Sustainable Agriculture
    • Grants: Farm to School
    • Grants: Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
    • Grants: Organic Cost Share Program
    • Student Scholarship: Food Safety
    • FACT’s Conference Scholarship Program for Livestock & Poultry Farmers
    • Aquaponics 10-Day Course
    • Workshop: Fundamentals of Food Product Success
    • Urban Farm Tour in Greenwood Village
    • Slow Meat 2015
    • Colorado Building Farmers Advanced Courses
    • 2015 National Food Hub Survey Needs Your Information
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • March
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • CSU Receives Platinum Rating in Sustainability
    • 2014 Custom Rates Survey Results
    • Guide to USDA Funding For Food Systems
    • Grants: Colorado’s Specialty Crops
    • Grants: Graduate Students In Sustainable Agriculture
    • Grants: Research on Marketing Improvements
    • Grants: Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
    • Grants: Organic Cost Share Program
    • Grants: Funding Available for Food and Agriculture Research
    • Workshop: Writing NSF Proposals
    • Workshop: Grafting Woody Plants
    • Workshop: Fundamentals of Food Product Success
    • Colorado Building Farmers Advanced Courses
    • Farm To School Task Force: 3 Open Seats Offer Opportunity for Involvement
    • Webinars: Lunchtime Webinars on Food Policy Councils
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • February
    • Colorado MarketMaker for Local Products
    • Report: Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems
    • Report: Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System
    • Guide to USDA Funding For Food Systems
    • Equipment Grants: SNAP at Farmers’ Markets
    • American Ag Credit Offers Access and Advice on Leasing
    • Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum
    • CSU Extension Estate Planning Workshops
    • Case Study: Building a Food Hub from the Ground Up
    • Bid to Provide Farming Services to Denver Public Schools
    • Front Range Beginning Farmers Conference
    • Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference
    • Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Grant Writing Workshops
    • 2015 Specialty Crop Symposium
    • 2015 Community Gardening Association Conference
    • Conservation Stewardship Program Deadline
    • Enrich Colorado Agriculture Grant Deadline
  • January
    • Colorado MarketMaker for Local Products
    • New Year’s Resolutions for Coloradans
    • Colorado Grant Awardee for Farm to School Program
    • Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit
    • Study: Front Range at Forefront of Innovation
    • Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program
    • USDA Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Insurance
    • Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act Passed
    • CSU Extension to Hold Estate Planning Workshops
    • 2015 Cottage Food Safety Training
    • Webinar: Grant-Writing and Food Policy Update
    • Workshops: Food Systems and Policy Grants
    • 2015 Community Gardening Association Conference
    • Front Range Beginning Farmers Conference
    • Noxious Weed Grants Available
    • New Local Food Business Series
    • Enrich Colorado Agriculture Grants
    • Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference
    • MyPlate for My Family: SNAP Nutrition Education
    • Resources and Additional Information

2014

  • November
    • MarketMaker Version 4 is Live!
    • FROM AROUND THE STATE! Northern Colorado Food Cluster
    • Ag Census Web Map Application Available Online
    • Study: Nutrition Assistance in Farmers Markets
    • Wholesome Wave Fact Sheets
    • Webinar: Colorado Food Systems Legislative Update
    • Rural Matters: A Free Online Data Event
    • Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum
    • CSU Extension to Hold Estate Planning Workshops
    • Western SARE Grants Available
    • Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive
    • 2015 Building Farmers Program
    • Western Colorado Horticulture/VinCO Conference
    • Save the Date: Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • October
    • MarketMaker Version 4 is Live!
    • Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive
    • Pueblo On-Farm Food Safety Training
    • 2015 Building Farmers Program
    • Farm Bill Trainings in Salt Lake City
    • A New Resource! Growing Food Connections Policy Database
    • Western Colorado Horticulture/VINCO Conference
    • Save the Date: Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference
    • American Pastured Poultry Producers Scholarship
    • Save The Date: Local Food Buyers Exchange
    • Save The Date: Northern Colorado Food Cluster
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • September
    • Colorado MarketMaker for Local Products
    • Webinar: Getting Local Foods on the Menu
    • Extension Risk Management Education Grants
    • Webinar: State Plan on Aging-Nutrition Programs
    • October is National Farm to School Month
    • Webinars from the National Farm to School Network
    • A Periodic Review of Food Research and Action
    • American Pastured Poultry Producers Scholarship
    • Small Business Innovation Research Program
    • Reducing Food Waste: What Schools Can Do
    • Fourth Annual Food Day
    • Consumer Issues Conference
    • Save The Date: Local Food Buyers Exchange
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • August
    • Colorado MarketMaker for Local Products
    • Denver Ordinance to Grow and Sell Food from Home
    • USDA: Grants to Help Veterans & Minority Farmers
    • Reducing Food Waste: What Schools Can Do
    • Farm to School Evaluation Tool
    • Colorado Cares: Hunger Awareness Month
    • Vacancy: Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council
    • Living Soil Investments: Small Farmer Loans
    • Course: Principles of Business Planning and Management: Front Range Programs
    • Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge: Showcase Colorado!
    • Café: Community, Art, Food, Education
    • Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Classes: Foraging for Native Plants & Season Extension
    • Local Food Week
    • 2014 Slow Food Denver Farm Tours
    • Save the Date: Consumer Issues Conference
    • Save the Date: Local Food Buyers Exchange
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • July
    • Colorado MarketMaker for Food Banks
    • 8th Annual International Congress for Wildlife
    • USDA’s New Farmers Site
    • eXtension Community of Practice: Regional Food Systems
    • Food Value Chains Resource
    • Urban Agriculture Survey Highlights
    • Farm-to-Food Bank Strategies Report
    • Old Fort Market Garden Incubator Open House
    • Tour de Farms: Durango
    • Save the Date: Local Food Week
    • 2014 Slow Food Denver Farm Tours
    • Save the Date: Consumer Issues Conference
    • Save the Date: Farm to Table International Symposium
    • Agri-CULTURE Fest and Feast: Greeley
    • Farmer to School Expo
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • June
    • Use Colorado MarketMaker for Local Products
    • New Colorado Specialty Food Makers Group
    • USDA Launches Tool to Help Farmers’ Markets Accept SNAP
    • USDA: New Farmers Site
    • Local & Regional Food Systems Topic Room
    • Save the Date: Local Food Week
    • Save the Date: Consumer Issues Conference
    • Safety In Agriculture for Youth (SAY)
    • Northern Colorado Food Cluster and Logo Contest
    • Agri-CULTURE Fest and Feast: Greeley
    • Farmer to School Expo
    • Funding: Local Food, Local Places
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • May
    • Use Colorado MarketMaker to Find Local Products
    • Colorado Agriculture and Climate Issues
    • Permaculture Workshop in Durango
    • USDA: 2012 Census of Agriculture Highlights
    • ERS Report: Small Acreage Farming
    • Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act Passed
    • Grant: Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
    • Colorado Agriculture Leadership Program
    • Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
    • Webcourse: Intro Food Systems Finance
    • Webinar Series: Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods
    • Funded: Enrich Colorado Ag Grant Program
    • Grants: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program
    • Grants: Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April
    • Use Colorado MarketMaker to Find Local Products
    • USDA Efforts to Expand Support for Small Farmers & Ranchers
    • Workshop: Organic Conversations (coming soon!)
    • Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program
    • SARE Grants Working in Colorado
    • Event: Urban Agriculture and the Local Food Movement
    • Classes: 2014 Backyard Food Production Series
    • Webinar Series: Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods
    • Grants: Farm to School
    • Grants: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program
    • Grants: Research and Outreach on Organic and Specialty Crops
    • NIFTI Guide to Metrics and Evaluation for Farm incubators
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • March
    • Use Colorado MarketMaker to Find Local Products
    • USDA: Efforts to Expand Support for Small Farmers & Ranchers
    • Workshop: Website & Social Media Training- Coming Soon!
    • Workshop: Integrated Lands & Gardens- Coming Soon!
    • Workshop: Is Organic an Option for Me?
    • Workshop: Local Food Marketing
    • Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program
    • Northern Colorado Local Food Cluster Kick-Off
    • Webinar: Programs, Tools & Trainings for Beginning Farmers in Colorado
    • Webinars: Winter Series from Farm Commons- Coming Soon!
    • Webinar Series: Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods
    • Grants: Farm to School
    • Grants: Food Hub Development Program
    • Grants: Community Food Projects
    • USDA Grants For Research and Outreach on Organic and Specialty Crops
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • February
    • Summit for Food System Coalitions
    • Training: Tools for Improving On-Farm Food Safety
    • Training: Certified Farm Succession Coordinator
    • Training: Online Marketing Workshop
    • Food Systems and the Farm Bill
    • Farmer Chef Connection
    • Beekeeping Seminar
    • Wyoming Bee College Conference
    • Colorado’s 2nd Annual Local Food Summit
    • Growing Food Connections: A New Initiative
    • Produce Prescription Program Resources
    • Community Development Extension Institute
    • Report: Expanding Fruit and Vegetable Access in Schools
    • Webinars: Winter Series from Farm Commons
    • Webinars: Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods
    • Grants: Colorado Agriculture
    • Grants: Value-Added Producer Grants
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • January
    • Training: Certified Farm Succession Coordinator
    • Training: Tools for Improving On-Farm Food Safety
    • Position Open: NYFC Western Project Coordinator
    • Colorado Farm to School Task Force Updates
    • Snap-Ed Nutrition Through the Seasons
    • Colorado 2nd Annual Local Food Summit
    • Conference: Colorado Passion for Food
    • Conference: 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth
    • Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Community Development Extension Institute
    • Food Systems Journal
    • Report: Growing Farm to Hospital
    • Webinars: Colorado Food Systems Series
    • Webinars: Winter Series from Farm Commons
    • Webinar: Food Hubs
    • Webinar Series: Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods
    • Grants: Colorado Agriculture
    • Grants: Value-Added Producer Grants
    • Resources and Additional Information

2013

  • November/December
    • Shop Colorado’s Winter Farmers Markets
    • Support Local Producers this Holiday Season
    • From Farms to Food Banks Across the State
    • Western Colorado Farm and Food Forum
    • News from National MarketMaker
    • Report: The Healthy Farmland Diet
    • Report: Innovations in Local Food Enterprise
    • Report: Food Access Scan of Colorado Child Care Centers
    • Webinar: Winter Series from Farm Commons
    • Webinar: Food Banks as Regional “Good Food” Partners
    • Webinar: Keeping Local Food Affordable
    • Webinar: Advancing Colorado’s Food System
    • COFSAC Seeks State Issue Submissions
    • Save the Date: 2nd Annual Local Food Summit
    • Colorado Good Food Award Winners
    • USDA Farm to School Colorado Grant Awardees
    • “What Works” Conference Series Call for Abstracts
    • Strengthening New Market Opportunities in Local and Regional Food Systems
    • Value-Added Producer Grants Available
    • Specialty Crops Grower Research Education Grants
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • October
    • National MarketMaker Meeting
    • Colorado MarketMaker Featured Business
    • Shop at a Winter Farmers’ Market
    • Southwest Colorado Alternative Market Workshop
    • Agritourism Roadshows
    • Produce for Pantries
    • Produce Safety Rule Webinar With FDA (Oct 28!)
    • Farm Aid Payments for Agricultural Losses Available
    • Update From Montezuma County Food Task Force
    • Fiber Animals Production & Marketing Workshop
    • LiveWell Colorado Food Systems Toolbox Updates
    • Resources Available from the National Good Food Network
    • Emerging Issues from Other Parts of the US
    • Roadmap for City Food Sectors
    • Exploring Ideas from Other Regions
    • New California Law Aims to Cultivate Urban Agriculture
    • What Works Conference Series Call for Abstracts
    • Farm to School Census Released
    • Whole Foods Plans Produce Sustainability Ratings
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • September
    • Food Hubs and Farm to School
    • Partnering with Cooperative Extension to Support Farm to School
    • 2013 National Food Hub Survey
    • Supplying Local and Regional Markets: Challenges and Solutions for Value Chains
    • Field Guide to the New American Foodshed
    • USDA Community Development Initiative
    • Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund
    • Survey Points to Positive Trends for Produce Industry
    • Wondering What to Do with Your Excess Harvest? HarvestShare!
    • LoCo Foods Falls Trade Show: Oct 22nd (Note the date change!)
    • Is Organic an Option for Me? Workshop for Agricultural Producers
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Conference: 7th National Farm to Cafeteria
    • Webinar: Bridging the Gap: Helping to Connect Good Food with Low-income Communities
    • Seminar: Essentials of Distilling Oils, Hydrosols, and Value Added Products
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • August
    • Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program Launches in New York City Public Hospitals
    • Food Policy Networks
    • Healthy Incentives Pilot Program
    • MyPlate Kids Place Website Unveiled
    • Statewide Fresh Food Fund Launches
    • Montezuma Community Food Report
    • LoCo Food Distribution Tradeshow
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Conference: Enhancing Food Security and Rural Viability through Innovative Food System Practices & Opportunities
    • Conference: 7th National Farm to Cafeteria
    • Conference: National Farm Viability
    • Webinar: Local Food & Local Government
    • Webinar: Mobile Slaughter Units: Reports from the Field and Future Directions
    • Webinar: Farmers’ Markets in Low-Income Communities: Strategies & Best Practices (coming soon!)
    • Economic Impacts of Local Food Webinar
    • Seminar: Essentials of Distilling Oils, Hydrosols, and Value Added Products
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • July
    • New Resource for Building a Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse
    • Business Commitments & Local Meat Processing Success
    • USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program Analyzed
    • Marketing Your Food Product Workshop
    • Funding for Learning Gardens
    • Livewell Colorado Food System Toolkit
    • Webinars: Policies that Promote Access to Healthy Food
    • Community and Local Food Resources for Rural Areas
  • June
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Colorado Proud Store at State Fair
    • Food Systems Funding Guide
    • Western SARE Call For Proposals
    • Choose Colorado Blog
    • Third Annual Lavender Festival
    • Southwest Marketing Network Conference
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • May
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • 2012 Custom Rates Survey
    • Free EBT Machines for Farmers to Redeem SNAP Benefits
    • Community Food Production Webinar
    • 2013 Colorado Livestock Association Convention
    • Building Farmers in the West Hosts Partner States in Fort Collins
    • New Certificate Program Integrating Classroom and Field Learning
    • Western SARE Call for Proposals
    • CSU Initiates First Ag and Resource Economics Hall of Fame
    • Loco Foods Fall TradeShow
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April
    • New Partners in MarketMaker
    • MarketMaker Update
    • Pueblo Food Assessment Open House Meetings
    • Food Safety Modernization Act Q&A Sessions
    • Final Reminder: Ag Census
    • USDA Calls for One Million More Summer Meals
    • Economic Analysis of Local and Regional Food Systems
    • Centennial Farms Award Nominations
    • Western SARE Call For Proposals
    • LoCo Foods Fall TradeShow
    • Women In Sustainable Agriculture Conference
    • Community Development Conference
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • March
    • Farm to Food Bank with MarketMaker
    • CSU Study Reveals Opportunities for Agriculture
    • Colorado Specialty Crop Funding
    • Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting
    • SNAP: Get it at Your Market Now
    • GAPS Food Safety Field Day
    • CSA Workshop Planned for Cheyenne
    • Paid Internship: Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance
    • Gunnison Valley Farm-to-Table Conference
    • Whole Foods Announces Salad Bar Nation
    • Women In Sustainable Agriculture Conference
    • Planning for Food Access
    • County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
    • Community & regional Food System Webinars
    • How to Find a Food Desert Near You
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • February
    • MarketMaker: Looking to Buy? Wanting to Sell?
    • 2013 Colorado Food Systems Council Report
    • Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network
    • GAPS Food Safety Field Day
    • Free E-Newsletter: The Food Journal
    • Colorado Land Link Planning Forum
    • Custom Rates Survey for Specialty Crop Producers
    • National Value-Added Conference
    • USDA Farm to School Program Grants
    • NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • January
    • Reminder: U.S. Census of Agriculture Feb. 4th Deadline
    • New FDA Rules Proposed Under FSMA
    • USDA Announces New Microloan Program
    • CSU Drought Summit
    • Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Colorado Ag Big and Small Conference
    • Front Range Fruit Growing Symposium
    • Pueblo Food System Assessment
    • Be Local Northern Colorado CSA Fair
    • 3rd Annual Lavender Festival
    • CSU Food Systems Team Welcomes New Member
    • Extension Community of Practice (COP) – Food Systems
    • Resources and Additional Information

2012

  • December
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Job Announcement: CDA Marketing Specialist
    • 2013 Organic Farming Conference
    • Annual Agriculture Photo Contest
    • Reminder: Mobile and Social Media for Ag Businesses
    • Drought Survey
    • Western Slope Food & Farming Forum
    • Colorado FARM Show
    • 2013 Grower Research and Education Grants
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • November
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • USDA Ag Census – Help Grow Your Farm Future
    • NGFN Food Hub Collaboration Study
    • USDA Know Your Farmer Compass Expanded
    • 2013 Grower Research and Education Grants
    • Coop Manufacturing Facility & Business Incubator
    • Farm Foundation Launches Blog: AgChallenge2050
    • Food Systems and Small and Medium Farms Webinar
    • Colorado Agriculture Big and Small Farm Conference
    • Created in Colorado Platform Launched
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • October
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • USDA Agency Updates on Food Safety
    • October is Second National Farm to School Month
    • New Colorado Farm to School Website
    • USDA Sets New National School Lunch Standards
    • Historic Denver Building to Be Restored As Food hub
    • Heritage Tourism Webinars
    • Cultural, Heritage and Agritourism Strategic Planning Sessions
    • Mobile and Social Media for Ag Businesses
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • September
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Colorado MarketMaker Buy and Sell Forum
    • Funding Opportunity through NIFA
    • Culinary Tourism Workshop
    • 5th Annual Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace
    • CSU Resources on Current Market and Policy Issues
    • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Extension Fact Sheets
    • Food System Assessment Distance Learning Webinars
    • Free “Cultivate” Food, Ideas & Music Festival
    • Building Farmers in the West Offers Advanced Classes
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • August
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Building Farmers Programs in Colorado
    • Home Grown Apple Days in La Plata County
    • Be Local Winter Farmers’ Markets
    • August is Colorado Proud Month
    • Celebrate Colorado Apples in October
    • Western SARE Request for Proposals
    • USDA Seeks Applications for Value-Added Grants
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • July
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Double Value SNAP Coupon Program
    • Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Small Scale Fruit Production Webinars
    • Colorado Public Attitudes Survey
    • First Trademarked Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Shipped
    • Entrepreneurship Marketplace for Rural Colorado
    • 10th Annual Southwest Marketing Network Conference
    • Tour De Farms in Durango, CO
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • June
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • New Funds Available for SNAP Benefits
    • 2012 Farmers’ Market Inspiration Award
    • Webinar: So You Want to be a Cottage Food Producer?
    • Public Attitudes Survey
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • May
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • CSU Food Systems Team
    • Cottage Food Information
    • USDA Farm to School Grant Opportunity
    • Preserve @ Home Online Training
    • Farmers’ Market Price Reports Now Online
    • Webinar on Schools in Our Food System
    • Empowering Women Veterans
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April/May
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Food Safety Workshops Around Colorado
    • Specialty Crops Block Grant Applications Now Open
    • Crisis Communication Workshops Offered for Produce Growers
    • Marketing Your Food Products Workshop
    • New Study on Importance of Supermarkets in Food Deserts
    • Empowering Western Landowners: A Rountable Discussion on the Farm Bill
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Food Safety Workshops Around Colorado
    • Specialty Crops Block Grant Applications Now Open
    • Crisis Communication Workshops Offered for Produce Growers
    • Marketing Your Food Products Workshop
    • New Study on Importance of Supermarkets in Food Deserts
    • Empowering Western Landowners: A Rountable Discussion on the Farm Bill
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • February
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • 4th Homegrown Retreat: Setting The Community Table with Local, Healthy Food
    • CSU Extension’s 2012 Integrated Land and Garden Workshop
    • 2012 Farm To School Bid for Northern Colorado
    • Webinar: The Farm-To-School Bid Process
    • USDA Website Supports Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
    • Agritourism Workshop: New Opportunities
    • Feed Denver’s 2nd Annual Urban Farmers and Vegetable Gardeners Symposium
    • Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
    • Specialty Crops Block Grants Applications Now Open
    • Marketing Your Food Products Workshop
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • January
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Webinar to Help Small Scale Meat Processors with Food Safety
    • Western Rural Development Center: Rural Connections Issue
    • 2012 Colorado Agriculture Big and Small Conference
    • Feed Denver’s 2nd Annual Urban Farmers and Vegetable Gardeners Symposium
    • Governor’s Forum On Colorado Agriculture
    • Neighborhood Harvest: Creating Fruit And Vegetable Oases In Food Deserts
    • Resources and Additional Information

2011

  • November
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Farm to School Applications in Colorado MarketMaker
    • Second Annual Connecting Local Farms and Schools Forum
    • Cantaloupe Outbreak: Moving from Response to Prevention
    • Food Safety for Local Growers: Understanding Your Foodservice Distributor’s Requirements
    • Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council Regional Economic Development Summit
    • 2012 Colorado Agriculture Big and Small Conference
    • 2012 Grower Research and Education Grants
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • October
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • New Website for Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council
    • Winter Farmers’ Market Wins USDA Grant
    • Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Conference
    • Ag Adventure 2011
    • Second Annual Connecting Local Farms and Schools Forum
    • Webinar: Choose Your Own Farm to School Adventure
    • Cantaloupe Outbreak: Moving from Response to Prevention
    • Call for Papers: HIgher Education and Food Systems
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • September
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • New CSU Food Systems Initiative – Improving Public Dialogue on Food and Agriculture Issues
    • Public Attitudes About Colorado Agriculture
    • Recent Listeria Outbreak in Melons
    • Connect with Farmers through “Eat Local Day”
    • Colorado Study Shows Relationship Between Community Gardening and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
    • Study Shows No Need to ‘Reinvent Wheel’ to Increase Access to Local Produce
    • Colorado Food System Advisory Council Logo Design Competition
    • 2nd Annual Agri-Future Conference
    • Call for Papers: HIgher Education and Food Systems
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • August
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Localization Partners Invest in Local Food Businesses
    • Colorado Building Farmers and Ranchers Programs
    • Colorado Farm to School Primer
    • Denver Seeds Initiative
    • Call for Papers: Higher Education and Food Systems
    • Food Access for Millions of Underserved Households
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • July
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Webinar: Integrating Local Products through Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • USDA Releases First Farm to School Evaluation
    • CSU Ag Day
    • Rural Business Opportunity Grants (RBOG)
    • People’s Garden Grant Program
    • New Childhood Obesity Policy Snapshot Series
    • Food Issues in the Media
    • The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Learning Center
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • June
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Colorado Chefs Association Promotes MarketMaker
    • Local Foods and Cooperatives Webinar
    • Farmers’ Market Promotion Program
    • Keys to Success for Food Hubs
    • Top 10 Food Trends for 2011
    • CSU Environmental Health Services Workshops
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • May
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Colorado Building Farmers
    • Building Farmers in the West
    • Farmers’ Market Price Reporting
    • Farm to School: School Food Procurement
    • Community Development Financial Institution Fund
    • Food Safety App for Your Smartphone
    • Eat Denver Harvest Week
    • Food Desert Mapping Tool
    • USDA Rule Encourages Local Food in Schools
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Whole Foods Hosts Local Meet and Greet
    • Slow Food Denver
    • Gary Paul Nabhan in Northern Colorado for a Potluck
    • Food Day
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • March
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Urban Agriculture Panel and Workshop in Arvada
    • Culinary Bootcamps Now Open
    • New Farm to School Resources
    • Shelf-Life Testing at CSU
    • Let’s Get Growing
    • Backyard Food Production
    • Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Market Planner
    • Small-Scale Livestock Operations Study
    • Specialty Crops Grant
    • CEAFCS Professional Development Retreat
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • February
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • 2011 Public Health Symposium in Fort Collins
    • 13th Annual Value-Added Conference in Pittsburgh
    • Community Gardening Legal Tools
    • Homegrown Retreat in Durango
    • Good Aricultural Practices Farm to Table Webinars
    • LiveWell Colorado Launches a New Blog
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • January
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Governor’s Ag Outlook Forum
    • Colorado Agriculture “Big & Small” Conference
    • Colorado Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting
    • Northeast Colorado ABM Seminar: Exploring Marketmaker and Building Farmer Opportunities
    • Small-Mart Revolution
    • Public Health Symposium on Food Systems
    • Healthy Food Financing Initiative
    • New Local Food Website for Gunnison County
    • Deadline Approaching for Fresh Farm Directory
    • Resources and Additional Information

2010

  • December
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Farm to School Conference – Save the Date!
    • Seasonal High Tunnels
    • Specialty Crops Program Call for Proposals
    • Foodlinks America Reports on Food Insecurity
    • Hunger-Free Kids Act Passes the House
    • EQIP Organic Initiative
    • 2011 FSMIP Grant Opportunity
    • Building Farmer Programs in Colorado
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • November
    • Colorado Farmers Market Association Meeting
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Senate Bill on Food Safety: Update
    • Changes to Colorado’s Retail Food Regulations
    • Colorado Proud Awareness Increases
    • Peace Corps Seek Volunteers with Farming Expertise
    • Rural Community Development Initiative
    • Livewell Colorado Announces Policy Blueprint
    • Beginning Farmer Programs in Colorado
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • October
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Beginning Farmer Programs
    • Food Assessment
    • Farm to School
    • Big and Small Conference
    • Farm Tours in Steamboat
    • 5th Annual Winter Farmers’ Markets in Fort Collins
    • Weld County Schools are Battling Obesity One Meal at a Time
    • Sustainability Speakers and Panels
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • September
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Seminar on Mobile Slaughter Options for Livestock
    • National Bison Association Direct Marketing Workshop
    • Community Garden to Sponsor Greenhouse Building Workshops
    • LaPlata County Local Food Events
    • Organic Certification Cost-share Funding
    • Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Producers
    • Healthy Kids Challenge
    • Online Tools for Food Systems Research
    • Beginning Farmer Programs in Colorado
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • August
    • Senate Food Safety Legislation
    • Colroado MarketMaker
    • Producer Opportunities – Colorado Proud School Meal Day
    • Farm to School Grant Resources
    • National Farmers’ Market Directory
    • Connection SNAP Recipients with Farmers’ Markets
    • Healthy Kids Act 2010
    • Tour de Farms Bicycle Ride in the Animas Valley
    • Northern Colorado Winter Farmers’ Market Applications
    • Beginning Farmer Programs in Colorado
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • July
    • Farmers’ Market Survey Results
    • Farmers Markets on Film
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • “Feast in the Field” at the Denver Botanic Gardens
    • Routt County and Northwest Colorado Local Foods Projects
    • Northern Colorado Food Assessment
    • West Slope Agritourism Workshop
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • June
    • Small Meat Processors and New Regulatory Costs
    • Colorado MarketMaker
    • Preserving Fresh Produce
    • Cow Town Ranch Tours, New Community Garden
    • Colorado Farm to School
    • Farmers Markets
    • Northern Colorado Food Assessment
    • Grain Fed vs. Grass Fed Beef
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • May
    • Farm-to-School
    • Marketmaker
    • Mesa Verde Guide to Food and Fiber Online
    • Foodies, Farms and Festivals
    • Food Safety
    • LiveWell Colorado School Food Culinary Boot Camp
    • Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • April
    • Local Foods Publications
    • MarketMaker
    • Slow Food Denver Farm Visit Series
    • Food Safety
    • Home Scale Food Production
    • Extension Position Announcement
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • March
    • Northern Colorado Regional Food Assessment
    • Nutrition and Food Safety
    • Local Food on the Radio
    • Farmers’ Markets Survey
    • Resources and Additional Information
  • February
    • State Food Policy
    • Beginning Farmer Program
    • Marketmaker
    • Northern Colorado Regional Food Assessment
    • Nutrition and Food Safety
    • Grow Local Colorado
    • Local Foods Guide
    • Resources and Additional Information