"This program for beginning ranchers combines traditional classroom based education with hands-on applied learning in an outdoor classroom and a mentorship program with successful, established ranchers.
MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture dedicated to the development of a comprehensive interactive data base of food industry marketing and business data. It is currently one of the most extensive collections of searchable food industry related data in the country.
"Colorado Cattlemen's Association Kirk Hanna Cattlemen’s Leadership College has two leadership programs in which young producers can enroll. Both programs have similar missions, but each has different programmatic goals.
The Beginning Farmer Program involves a three-way transaction between the lender, the borrower and Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA). The borrower must be a Beginning Farmer which is defined as an individual who has never owned farmland which is equal to or greater than 30 percent of the median county farm acreage.