Resources


COVID 19

Sources of information for producers regarding the pandemic impact.

Federal Resources

CARES Act| Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

Federal Rural Resource Guide

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL) – This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

USDA’s Financial Resources for Farmers and Ranchers

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and Farmers to Food Box Program

New Coronavirus and the H‑2A Visa Program

State Resources

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources from COEDIT

Colorado’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

Colorado funders have come together to create the Colorado Farm & Food Systems Respond & Rebuild Fund in response to urgent producer supply chain disruptions that are emerging in our communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resource for Colorado’s small businesses to find access to alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP and other federal loans and programs.

Small Business Emergency Loans

Resources specific for ag producers in the Tri-River Area

Food Security Task Force

Help Colorado Now

Small Business Grants For Women In Colorado

Apr 22 Colorado Department of Agriculture press release: Colorado Farmers’ Markets Are Ready to Serve

Other Resources

Delta County COVID information, select Business Resources tab

CSU food matchmaking

Local Food & Regenerative Agriculture Hub Facebook page

Farmers Market Coalition Best Practices, Examples, and Resources

Colorado Farmers Market Association Recommendations and Toolkit for Farmers Markets – COVID-19

Delta/Montrose Business Facebook page

Farmer’s guide to direct sales software platforms

Farm Aid’s Resources for Farmers Affected by COVID-19

The FARMS Project

Equity Trust Fund for Farmers

How To

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Greenhouse Plans

A lot of folks have expressed interest in growing their own food now and Juno Farms figured the least they could do is lend a hand. This basic 8x12x6 greenhouse design can be found on YouTube videos and the like. They took this basic design and made it Colorado proof. Anyone can build this with basic construction know-how and basic tools. Everything is off the shelf from local hardware stores and the greenhouse plastic is just standard sized available from most any of the numerous outlets online. The best part is the cost of materials is $350+/-. Much cheaper and waaay better quality than you’ll find commercially.

Email them at JunoFarmsnfv@gmail.com and they’ll send you their detailed plans for free! Complete with pictures and x’s and arrows. Just their way of contributing to the expanded interest of growing healthy, wholesome food and helping our neighbor in these trying times.

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Bloom Freeze Damage Evaluation

Steve Ela of Ela Family Farms posted a series of photos on Instagram regarding grafting, brush burning and doing a freeze damage evaluation with blooms. 

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Grow Food. Share the Harvest.

The resources in the below button’s page are designed to help you grow your own food this year and beyond. Colorado State University Extension & Master Gardeners will help you every step of the way. More resources are added weekly and will change with the season.

Workshop and Seminar Videos

Small Producer and Supply Chain Panel

A discussion about reclaiming local food systems, connecting directly with customers’ needs, and the core values. Sponsored by Startup Colorado.

May 2020

Lisa Ganora with Alicia Michelsen

A discussion of the significance of medicinal herbs during a health crisis like COVID-19.

May 2020

Regenerative Agriculture with AJ Carrillo

Learn how to plan, plant and manage your profitable ecological farm while restoring hope for the future.

March 2020

Seed Growers Panel

Daphne Yannakakis of Zephyros Farm moderated the Panel, which included Greg Cranson, Sarah Pope, Mike Chamas, Lance Swigart, Pat Frazier, Don Lareau and Laura Parker. Chrys Bailey provided opening remarks.

March 2018

Hemp Panel Discussion

Panelists include Dawne Vrable – Authentic Gardens, Elliot Brown – All Hemp Trading, Brian Stratton – Grower Remedios, Terry Moran – Colorado Department of Agriculture, Ty Odle – Paonia Extractor. With special guest: North Fork Valley Hemp Pioneer, Karla Tschoepe!

March 2018