Colorado

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU)

“Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is a progressive, grassroots organization dedicated to
• achieving profitability for family farmers and ranchers;
• promoting stewardship of land and water resources;
• delivering safe, healthy food to consumers;
• strengthening rural communities through education, legislation, and cooperation;
• being the voice for family agriculture and rural communities.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Land Access
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming

International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (iCAST)

“iCAST offers turn-key services in sustainable agriculture focused on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Waste Utilization. iCAST specializes in a) technical and economic feasibility analysis, b) business plan development, c) process design, d) project implementation and management, and e) grant funding and market-based financing. iCAST partners with farmers and rural communities to develop solutions that are sustainable. iCAST projects use local resources for local benefit.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming

Colorado Agricultural Development Authority

Provides tax exempt bonds to assist beginning farmers in the purchase of land and new equipment.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

SARE – CO (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Colorado)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. CO SARE is in the Western SARE region.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

COLORADO NRCS STATE OFFICE

Natural Resources Conservation Service Colorado State Office

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Colorado State Farm Service Agency

“The primary mission is to assist Colorado farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity programs, disaster relief, conservations and other available resources.”

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

AgrAbility Project Colorado

“The goal of the Colorado AgrAbility Project is to promote success in agriculture for people with disabilities and their families in the state of Colorado. The staff provides information, education and service to assist farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers so they can continue to have successful careers in agriculture. Services include assessing work sites and tasks, recommendations for farm equipment adaptations, a peer support forum, and referrals to other local service providers.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Colorado State University Extension

“The Mission of Extension is to provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado.”

We specialize in:

  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Community Agriculture Alliance

“Community Agriculture Alliance (CAA) is dedicated to supporting, promoting and preserving agriculture in the Yampa River Valley. CAA is a local nonprofit organization providing leadership, education and programs that promote agriculture and connect the shared interests of our Valley. Programs are focused in three main areas: Enhance and promote local agriculture (food, fiber, products and services); Education about the importance of agriculture; Serve as an ag resource connection.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Valley Organic Growers Association

“The mission of the Valley Organic Growers Association is to promote local sustainable agriculture by supporting and educating producers and consumers. Our guiding principles are to create and support viable local agriculture, maintain and improve the health of our soil, air and water, and ensure the production of nutritious food, free from synthetic inputs. Some of our activities include publishing an annual directory of members and products/services they offer, know your farmer education events, commenting on local management plans that might affect our growers, and other educational events.”

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado