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Organic Dry Beans: Roller Crimper Research & Market Opportunities."
Posted May 23, 2024 11:36 am
In 2022, Tuxedo Corn Farms, in collaboration with Soil Health Services and Rodale Institute, was allocated funds from Western SARE to research adaptation of organic no-till systems in the Western Slope of Colorado. In 2024, they received additional funding from USDA AMS, through the Organic Market Development Grant, to develop a certified organic dry bean cleaning and processing facility in Olathe, Colorado.

Virtual Webinar: Monday, June 3, 1-2 MT 
In-Person Field Walk: Wednesday, June 5, 9-12 MT @ Tuxedo Farms in Olathe, CO.

Flyer_WSARE_OMDG_June 2024.pdf 418 KB

Local Producer Room - Colorado School Nutrition Association Conference
Posted May 8, 2024 5:25 pm
The School Nutrition Association of Colorado will be hosting a Local Producer Room at the Colorado School Nutrition Association's (CSNA) annual conference this June! 

During this event, local producers will have the opportunity to showcase their products to upwards of 150 school districts! This individual room will be set up during the conference's exhibit hall and be available for local farmers, ranchers, and businesses producing products that are grown, raised, or processed in Colorado. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 2pm on June 13 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. Tables will be provided to each local producer at no cost and CDE will be present to promote your work to food service operators. Participants may bring promotional materials and product samples to share with food service staff. 

Those interested must fill out this registration form by June 1st. This will be a great opportunity to network with a wide array of school districts and promote your local products!

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Are low-water crops a realistic way to cut back on Colorado water use? 10 southwestern farmers are trying to find out.
via The Colorado Sun
Posted April 24, 2024 9:42 am
The question really is whether they can base their businesses on those crops and others, like kernza, that are still being researched, said Montezuma farmer Landan Wilson, Brian Wilson’s son. He is growing alfalfa on some fields, while dedicating others to alternative hay crops, like spring wheat, oats and beardless wheat and barley, as part of the Colorado and federal water programs.

How a Colorado farmer protected his business from climate change and water shortages by turning to the craft beer industry
via Colorado Public Radio
Posted April 19, 2024 9:38 am
Nearly a decade ago, Todd Olander, 44, started worrying about that snowpack, the future of the family’s farm, and whether he could count on the run-off being a reliable source of irrigation water. “There's been times where we've gone into spring planting or planting corn where we're planting into dry soil knowing that there's really not any irrigation water either available, but Mother Nature’s always come through for us,” Olander told CPR News

Where to Buy Colorado-Grown Grains and Flours (and How to Use Them)
via 5280 Denver's Mile High Magazine
Posted March 19, 2024 12:18 pm
“The whole reason why I’m here and doing this is because I believe in regenerative farming and sustainability and lowering our carbon footprint,” Pembridge adds. “You’re creating a genuine community by buying from local farmers and producers.”

Zero Foodprint farm funding opportunity
via Facebook
Posted March 2, 2024 1:58 pm by Paul Bonneville
Farmers and ranchers in California and Colorado can apply to receive up to $25,000 for projects that sequester carbon such as cover cropping, prescribed grazing, hedgerow establishment and more.
San Francisco, CA,
United States

Cherry Creek School District is hiring an Executive Baker
via Cherry Creek Schools job listings
Posted February 28, 2024 6:16 pm by Paul Bonneville
We are hiring an Executive Baker to oversee our central bakery that feeds 35,000 children a day...

The Executive Baker will lead our central bakery, which currently produces sandwich bread, dinner rolls, granola, cinnamon rolls and quick breads. The EB will be responsible for recipe development and will play a role in expanding our bakery over the next few years as we look to add more scratch baked goods to our product line. We are building a new bakery that will be double in size over the next year and a half - this is a great opportunity for someone with big ideas! Looking for someone with commercial baking experiences who wants to lead an innovative whole grain bakery feeding 35,000 kids a day.
14270 E. Briarwood Avenue,
Centennial, CO,
United States

Colorado Grain Chain receives USDA Organic Market Development grant
via The Longmont Leader
Posted January 18, 2024 12:33 pm
I am excited that today I get to announce our first batch of organic market development grant program award winners, to which Colorado Grain Chain is one of the 10 winners for this round.

Colorado Grain Chain Microgrants an awesome way to showcase local grains
via Craft Brewing Business
Posted January 17, 2024 12:18 pm
We’re incredibly excited about the success of our first Brewers & Distillers Microgrant Program in 2023, and the unique new products that have come from local suppliers and producers,” said Lisa Boldt, staff member of the CGC. “We’re very impressed by the creativity and collaboration of all the grant recipients, and the way this program has stimulated so many parts of the grain food chain.

How a Colorado nonprofit connects beer lovers to local sources
via The Colorado Sun
Posted December 18, 2023 8:08 pm by Paul Bonneville
The Colorado Grain Chain has funded a small number of beer and spirits projects with the idea of promoting Colorado-grown grains, like wheat, barley and quinoa, while helping consumers to broaden their view — these beverages aren’t just made locally, but sourced locally.
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