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Agricultural Business Management and Marketing

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

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) 

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

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

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

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

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

Leasing
Access to Land: Lease Considerations

Market Price Reports
Commodity Market Reports
AMS Market Report Includes wholesale prices for organic
Price Reports for Colorado Farmers’ Markets

Recordkeeping
Quickbooks: Can be a great tool for tracking farm expenses and incomes and generating financial reports
Recordkeeping is Good Business from Cornell

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

Taxes
CSU Extension: Agrilture and Business Management
IRS Schedule F (Form 1040)

Tipsheets from CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture):

Selling to Restaurants

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.