Program Partners Include:


This opportunity is supported by Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program Grant no. 2016-70017-25501 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Online and across Colorado, CO 


Guidestone Colorado

Colorado Land Link is a program of Guidestone Colorado, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building and partnerships.


Business Coaching Program for
Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers

March - June 2019

Register by Monday, April 15th

This program is designed to be provided as a follow up to the visioning course for aspiring farmers and ranchers. It will include individual coaching/ consulting sessions, group calls with the coaching cohort, educational webinars, farm tours, and workshops/retreats.

Prerequisite: All registrants must fall under the USDA Definition for Beginning Farmer or Rancher.

Cost: This pilot program is provided to aspiring farmers/ ranchers through a BFRD grant through USDA. There are no fees associated with participation in the 2019 cohort. Participants are responsible for travel/lodging associated with events.

Deadline to Register: Monday, April 15th

Coaching Team: This program is facilitated by Guidestone Colorado with the support of partners including but not limited to Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Tourism Office, and regional Food Hub organizations. Lead consultant:

Dan Waldvogle

Dan is the Membership Coordinator for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, most recently served as Guidestone's Director of Colorado Land Link and is an active farmer/rancher. Dan is committed to supporting beginning farmers/ranchers, family farms and community development. He is the owner/operator of Forestbird Farm and has diverse experience in production agriculture.

Program Schedule:

Self-Assessments/Gap Analysis and Individual Consulting Sessions  

AgriSummit, April 18th-19th, Salida, CO. Attendance will be scholarshipped for all cohort participants.

Site Assessment Webinar, April 22nd, 7pm

As Scheduled - Individual Consulting Sessions

Farm & Field Experiences - Attendance is free.  Attend one or all 3!

May 4: San Luis Valley
Partner: Valley Roots Food Hub

May 11: Four Corners Region
Partner: Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative

May 18: Pueblo County
Partner: Excelsior Food Hub (AVOG)

Date TBD - Wrap Up Group Call - Takeaways and Surveys

SPACE IS LIMITED! To register, click on the link below.

For more information, please contact or call (719)239-0955.