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Due to COVID-19, Boulder County’s offices are closed to the general public. CSU Extension staff is working remotely at this time. Please contact Adrian Card, Boulder County Agriculture Extension Agent.

Colorado Building Farmers is going virtual this fall 2020!

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Click here for information on the Colorado Building Farmers

The Colorado Building Farmers program (CBF) presents the Principles of Business Planning and Management short course though Colorado State University Extension. CBF builds farm community and business development skills through classroom and experiential learning for new and beginning farmers and livestock producers (0 – 10 years of experience). Over 8 weeks, Principles participants explore how to build a farm business, plan for new markets, improve their recordkeeping and financial analysis skills, and manage risks in crop and livestock enterprises.

Since 2007, over 300 producers have completed the program, almost 200 developed business plans and 23 subsequently worked under the guidance of an experienced producer-mentor to implement their plans and advance their business goals.

Join us in 2020 as the Principles course goes virtual! CBF is integrating all the familiar face to face learning, farmers teaching farmers, small group discussions, core curriculum, and business plan presentations into an online format. To further increase your business network, we are recruiting input and resource providers to join us as virtual exhibitors. 

Thursday nights, Dec 3 – Feb 4 (no classes Dec 24 or 31). Cost is $200 per person.

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide:
USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the “CARES” Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. Opportunities are categorized by customer and assistance type.

For more information on the immediate actions USDA is taking to respond to COVID-19, visit

Ag Financial Crisis

Additional Resources:
Colorado Agricultural Mediation Program (CAMP)
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Farm Crisis Center
Man Therapy:
 It’s ok to cry, even when it’s not about sports
Office of Suicide Prevention
Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention
When Someone Is at Risk: How to talk to someone who may be struggling with depression or anxiety

COVID-19 Matchmaking tool for Colorado food system
Colorado Produce Safety Collaborative COVID-19 resources
Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Assoc COVID-19 resources

The Agriculture Extension program area is headed by Adrian Card, Boulder County Agriculture Extension Agent, and Sharon Bokan, Small Acreage Coordinator.

Agriculture is big business in Colorado, contributing $40 billion annually to the state’s economy. Whether you are a farmer on small acreage, in urban spaces or are involved in large scale production agriculture, Extension resources provide research based information for producers located anywhere from the plains to the mountains.

Useful Resources

CSU Crop Fact Sheets

Crop Diseases Weed Management Integrated Pest Management

Irrigation Crop Production


CSU Farm Management Fact Sheets

Economics Equipment

CSU Livestock Fact Sheets

Animal Health Livestock Management


Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.