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The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains.

The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains to provide citizens with valued Extension resources.

The 3R’s of Loan Renewal Webinar Series

In order to help farmers and ranchers prepare and secure financing for the 2021 growing season, the CSU Extension Ag Business Management (ABM) Team is offering the 3R’s of Loan Renewal webinar series. This new webinar series is meant to assist farmers and ranchers in the development of balance sheets, income statements, and statement of cash flows. Producers will also learn how lenders evaluate your financial statements and use them in the renewal process. This 4 part webinar series will be pre-recorded, 30 minutes in length, and available after November 20th for you to view at your convenience. A final "Virtual Coffee Shop Session" will be offered live via Zoom on Tuesday, December 8th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. One fee of $35 covers all four sessions. To register online go to For more information contact Brent Young at 970-522-7207 or email at

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Virtual 2020 Eastern Colorado Crop Production Conference

Colorado State University Extension in planning to offer the 2020 Eastern Colorado Crop Production Conference virtually. Starting on November 30th through December 11th, Monday to Friday, there will be two one-hour webinars from 9 to 11 am (Mountain Standard Time). The webinar series will feature a number of different presentations on soil and crop management, precision agriculture, irrigation, and integrated pest management. Crop consultants may earn up to 20 continuing education units (CEU). Commercial pesticide applicators may earn category credits on Agriculture Insect Control (101), Plant Disease (102) and Agriculture Weed Control (103). Registration fees for the webinar series will be $80 per person, whch includes 20 CEUs. Fees per webinar or CEU will be $10. Stay tuned for more information on the agenda and registration on our Crop Production page.

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Colorado Building Farmers is Going Virtual Fall 2020!

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

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