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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Agriculture Business Management

“Profits Preserve Passion” – Economic sustainability is key to the longevity of any ag enterprise. All aspects of business management are crucial to reaching your goals in commercial agriculture. It all starts with good planning and record keeping.

“Control the Controllable’s” – Risk management on a variety of small business issues is
also critical to keeping a small farm profitable over the long term.
You can’t control the weather, but you can control how you manage your Agriculture business.

Colorado State University Extension Ag Business Management Resources

  • Strategic Planning
  • Custom Rates Survey
  • Enterprise Budgets
  • Risk Management
  • Tax Management
  • Financial Ratios
  • Business Organizational Structure
  • And More

More Ag Business Management Resources

Business Planning Labor Regulatory
Estate Planning Recordkeeping AgrAbility (physical accessibility)
Marketing Leasing Prices
Food Systems and Policy Financing Taxes

Business Planning

Estate Planning



Direct Marketing and Value Added


Market Reports

Food Systems and Policy




Quickbooks can be a great tool for tracking farm expenses and incomes and generating financial reports





Northern Colorado and Denver Metro Farmers Market Prices

2011 reports can be view at the CSU Extension Agribusiness Mangement website under Market Reports

2010 by report release dates – August 13August 24September 15September 22 October 6 October 9