Resources for Resilient Food Systems


Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

RMFU is an advocate for family farmers and ranchers, local communities, and consumers. It is a progressive grassroots organization that was founded in 1907. Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has grown to represent agriculture in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Working together with other state and regional Farmers Union organizations, we create the 250,000 member National Farmers Union that spans America.


The National Young Farmers Coalition

(NYFC) is a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the future of agriculture.

We change policy, build networks, and provide business services to ensure all young farmers have the chance to succeed.


CSU Extension

Wherever you live, Extension’s job is to determine what issues, concerns and needs are unique to each community, and offer sound and effective solutions. Whether you have a question about health, financial literacy, pasture or livestock management, weeds, pests or gardens, 4-H or youth development, renewable energy, elder or child-care issues, CSU Extension can connect you to the latest, most accurate data.

National Center for Appropriate Technology

The term “beginning farmer”—defined by USDA as those who have been operating a farm or ranch for less than 10 years—includes people who are merely considering farming as a career, those in the early years of farming, and growers who are fine-tuning a well-established farm business. Regardless of where you fall along this continuum, you’ve come to the right place. The publications, success stories, and links on this page will help you find an internship program, learn practical farming skills, evaluate farmland, choose a farming enterprise or business structure, develop a marketing plan, write a business plan, and get the financing you need.


Are you ready to create large-scale protections for pollinators, one garden and conversation at a time? Join a growing movement that is uniting action across Colorado to make our state safe for pollinators, so that bees, butterflies, moths, and bats can continue to work for the benefit of all people.