Visit our Colorado State Extension office for more news, tools and resources.

   
Colorado State University Extension offices like the one in Jefferson County bring the research and resources of the university within easy reach, and our staff are here to help.
Tap to Call

Agricultural Business Management and Marketing   Arrow divider image - marks separation between nested pages that are listed as breadcrumbs.

Agricultural Business Management and Marketing

This page provides resources related to agricultural business management and marketing:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Ag Marketing | Direct Marketing and Value Added Products | Financing | Grant Sources | Insurance | Labor | Leasing | Market Price Reports | Recordkeeping | Regulations and Food Safety | Taxes | Tipsheets from CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)


Ag Marketing
CSU Extension: Ag Marketing Factsheets
Colorado Department of Ag: Markets Division
Colorado Department of Ag: Colorado Proud
Colorado Market Maker: List your ag product in this online searchable database
LocalHarvest: List your CSA on this online searchable database
USDA: Ag Marketing Service
Working with Retail Buyers (2004) 

back to top


Direct Marketing and Value Added Products
2010 Colorado Farmers Market Association Survey
Colorado Farmers’ Market Association
ATTRA: Marketing Factsheets
Southwest Marketing Network
Ag Marketing Resource Center
2009 Colorado Community Supported Agriculture Survey Summary
Bountiful Colorado Flyer
Direct Marketing Resource Guide
Challenges and Opportunities For Marketing Fruit From The Western Slope of Colorado, 2001

back to top


Financing
CSU Extension: Ag Finance Factsheets
Farm Service Agency Loan Programs
Mountain Plains Farm Credit Services
The Farmers’ Guide to Agricultural Credit

back to top


Grant Sources
USDA Rural Development
CSU Specialty Crops Program
Grants.gov

back to top


Insurance
Farm Service Agency
Farmers’ Union Insurance
Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance

back to top


Labor
CSU Extension: Ag Labor Factsheets
Positive Practices in Farm Labor Management
Colorado Department of Labor

back to top


Leasing
CSU Extension: Ag Lease Factsheets
Holding Ground: Lease Considerations

back to top


Market Price Reports
Northern Colorado and Denver Metro Farmers Market Prices

back to top


Recordkeeping
Quickbooks: Can be a great tool for tracking farm expenses and incomes and generating financial reports

back to top


Regulations and Food Safety
Colorado Department of Health and the Environment
CSU: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Colorado Department of Ag: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Cornell: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
UC Davis: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Michigan Extension: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
USDA AMS: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

back to top


Taxes
CSU Extension: Ag Taxes
IRS Schedule F (Form 1040)

back to top


Tipsheets from CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture):

Selling to Restaurants

back to top