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Real Estate (Colorado) Managing and Profiting from Your Farm or Ranch
Marketing Farms & Ranches Funding Options Water Quality & Mgmt
Soil Mgmt & Testing Weather Statewide Land Trusts
National Land Trusts Colorado Government US Government
Non-profit & Other Orgs. Outdoors & Travel  


We’ve put together a list of websites that we thought would be helpful in your present and future activities.  Here you’ll find key government contacts, ideas for managing and developing your farm, ranch or rural property, links to information on water, weather and soil testings, land conservation resources, recreation and general interest websites. 

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Real Estate

  Colorado Association of Realtors
www.coloradorealtors.com

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Managing & Profiting from Your Farm or Ranch
 
Global Agribusiness Information Network
http://www.agribusinessonline.com/

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SA)
www.sare.org

USDA Rural Information Center
http://ric.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?tax_level=1&info_center=5

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Marketing Your Farm or Ranch
Interested in starting a working ranch, guide service, bed and breakfast or similar business, these sites can help you to better understand your options.
 


Colorado State University Extension “Marketing Your Farm or Ranch”
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/farmmgt/03763.html

University of Arizona Agriculture & Resource Economics
Direct Farm Marketing & Tourism Handbook
http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/pubs/dmkt/dmkt.html

North Dakota State University Extension Service “Agritainment”
www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/ced/resources/farmranch/introduction.htm

Value-Added Agriculture – “New Gates” initiative
http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/va/valaddopp&const.html

Virginia Cooperative Extension “Supplemental Income from Wildlife on Your Land”
http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/wildlife/420-095/420-095.html

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Funding Options for Small Farms & Ranches
 


USDA Rural Information Center “Small Farm Funding Resources”
http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/ricpubs/small_farm_funding.htm#PLAN National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs
http://www.stateagfinance.org/types.html

Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association
http://www.cmla.com

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Water Quality & Management
 
Links to drought information
http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/drought.html

Links to water conservation information
http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/cons.html

Colorado Water Resources Research Institute
http://cwrri.colostate.edu

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Soil Management and Testing
 


National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
www.attra.org

Soil & Water Conservation Society
www.swcs.org

Soil Quality Institute
http://soils.usda.gov/sqi

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Weather
 
www.accuweather.com
http://weather.cnn.com
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
www.weather.com

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Land Trusts/Profiting From Land Conservation
A number of organizations offer advise and assistance on setting up a land trust or conservations easement.  Not only do these structures help to preserve farmland in the state but they potentially could be very beneficial financially to the property owner.
 
Local & Statewide Land Trusts

Aspen Valley Land Trust (Carbondale)
www.avlt.org

Black Canyon Land Trust (Montrose)
www.blackcanyonlandtrust.org

Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (Arvada/Statewide)
www.ccalt.org

Colorado Open Lands (Lakewood/Statewide)
www.coloradoopenlands.org

Continental Divide Land Trust (Frisco)
www.cdlt.org

Crested Butte Land Trust (Crested Butte)
www.cblandtrust

Eagle Valley Land Trust (Eagle)
www.evlt.org

The Greenlands Reserve (Frisco/statewide)
www.greenlandsreserve.org

Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy (Gunnison)
www.gunnisonlegacy.org

La Plata Open Space Conservancy (Durango)
www.lposc.org

Mesa Land Trust (Grand Junction)
www.mesalandtrust.org

Montezuma Land Conservancy (Cortez)
http://www.ltanet.org/findlandtrust/one.tcl?pc_id=134560

The Nature Conservancy (Boulder/statewide)
www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/colorado

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (Missoula, MT)
www.rmef.org

San Miguel Conservation Foundation (Telluride)
ghickcox@rmi.net

Southwest Land Alliance (Pagosa Springs)
www.southwestlandalliance.org

The Trust for Land Restoration (Ridgway)
www.restorationtrust.org

Yampa Valley Land Trust (Steamboat Springs)
www.yvlt.org

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National Land Trust Organizations & Resources

American Farmland Trust
www.farmland.org

American Land Conservancy
http://www.alcnet.org

Conservation Fund
www.conservationfund.org

Land Trust Alliance
www.lta.org

The Nature Conservancy
www.nature.org

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
www.nrcs.usda.gov

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Colorado
http://www.co.nrcs.usda.gov/

The Wilderness Land Trust
http://www.wildernesslandtrust.org/colorado.html

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Government & Institutional Links – State of Colorado
 


The Official Website of the State of Colorado
www.colorado.gov

Colorado Department of Agriculture
www.ag.state.co.us

Colorado Department of Natural Resources
http://dnr.state.co.us/

Colorado Department of Revenue
www.revenue.state.co.us

Colorado Division of Wildlife
www.wildlife.state.co.us

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
http://oil-gas.state.co.us/

Colorado State Forest Service
www.forestry.state.co.us

Colorado State Parks
http://parks.state.co.us/

Colorado State University Extension
www.ext.colostate.edu/

Colorado Tourism
www.colorado.com

Colorado Water Conservation Board
http://cwcb.state.co.us/

Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation
www.wildlife.state.co.us/cwhf

Great Outdoors Colorado
www.goco.org

USDA Forest Service – Colorado Region 2
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/co.html

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Government Links – USA
 


Farm Service Agency
www.fsa.usda.gov

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
www.noaa.gov

Small Business Administration
http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
www.fws.gov

USDA Forest Service
www.fs.fed.us

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Non-Profit, Social & Civic Organizations
 
Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
http://www.cochamber.com/

Colorado Organic Producers Association
http://www.organiccolorado.org/

Colorado Wine Industry Development Board
www.coloradowine.com

Rocky Mountain Association of Vintners & Viticulturists
www.rmavv.org

Environmental Defense
www.environmentaldefense.org

National Audubon Society
www.audubon.org

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
http://www.rmfu.org/

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Miscellaneous Links for Outdoors & Travel
 
Ducks Unlimited
www.ducks.org

Pheasants Forever
www.pheasantsforever.org

Tour Colorado
www.tourcolorado.com

Invesco Field at Mile High Hotels
http://invescofield.stadiumhotelnetwork.com
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