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Many agricultural producers don’t feel confident in their abilities to market the commodities they produce. In today’s agricultural business environment of  high input costs and slim or non-existent margins, marketing skills are essential. In an effort to help wheat producers improve their marketing skills, CSU Extension Ag Economist, Dr. Brent Young and the Colorado Wheat Growers Association is offering a series of ag marketing webinars.  

The Basic Ag Marketing Lunch and Learn – Wheat Producers Edition webinar series is meant to be a basic course covering the mechanics of cash, futures, and options markets with advanced sessions leading up to the development of a marketing plan. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in four additional webinar sessions throughout the marketing year.  

The webinar format is interactive and will allow for live questions. Each webinar session will be recorded for review if you miss a session or for additional viewing to clarify concepts.  

The webinars will be held from noon to 2pm, Tuesdays in February & March (7, 14, 21, 28 , & 7, 14). One fee covers all six sessions, $50 for Colorado Wheat Growers Association (CWGA) members and $100 for non-CWGA members. 

To register online go to .

For more information contact Brent Young at 970-580-2204 or email at

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Finances – Drought – Commodities Market – Politics – Legacy

What’s overwhelming you? It’s a really hard time to be in agriculture right now, but WE ARE HERE TO HELP. You don’t have to go it alone.

CAAMHP provides members of our agricultural and rural communities with six free sessions to an ag friendly, licensed behavioral health professional. It’s anonymous and in many cases, can be accessed remotely.

Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust, AgrAbility, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and many others have partnered together to care for farmers and ranchers who have been most deeply impacted by severe and persistent drought, instability in the commodities market, misinformation targeting consumers and rapidly changing political climates. Depression and anxiety are heavy burdens to carry alone and we want to come alongside members of our community that are hurting by providing tangible services that offer the necessary tools to combat these realities.


Can food production occur in concert with solar power generation?  Recent advancements and  interest in solar generated power has some asking “will large solar panel projects decrease available land for crop production?” .   Some of these proposed solar farms can cover 80 acres and more and as power needs continuing to grow, tens of thousands of currently cropped acres could be taken out of production.  This question of producing both food and electrical power is currently being addressed by Colorado State University (CSU) researchers.

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