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Colorado Building Farmers

Colorado Building FarmersThe Colorado Building Farmers (CBF) program is an important incubator for Colorado’s local and regional food production and marketing systems. CBF is a comprehensive program that teaches beginning farmers and ranchers how to start and maintain a new farm or ranch operation or expand and improve an existing one. Participants learn critical business planning and management skills while gaining access to producer networks for agricultural inputs, financing, technical support, marketing insights, as well as land, water resources, and food safety issues.

Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers
March 11th-12th, 2017

Guidestone Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Building Farmers Program is offering the Vision Course for Aspiring Farmers who are dreaming about starting an urban farm business. Join us for this two day workshop. Participants undergo an in-depth exploration of their own vision and the core competencies and resources needed to launch! This course examines the current trends, resources, case studies, and stories from experienced farmers while digging into a framework to begin strategic business planning. This course runs from 9:30am-4pm Saturday 3/11 and 10am-4pm Sunday 3/12. Registration of $125 includes lunch and program materials. Registration closes March 5th. 

Check out the Vision Course Flyer

Urban Farm Production Course
begins Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Colorado State University Extension is offering the Urban Farm Production Course for aspiring farmers who would like to learn essential production skills. Join us as we cover key components that farmers must know to have a successful growing season. From planning to harvesting, you will gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience that will help you on your own production farm. Each session starts with instruction from an expert in the field. Then participants will actively apply what they learned as they engage in on farm activities with our host site, Pioneer Farmsteaders. Make sure you sign up for this in-depth course today!

Check out the Production Course Flyer


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For more information about Building Farmers classes throughout Colorado please visit the state website