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These Legislative Initiatives Could Help Colorado’s Young Farmers

Published on In July, Longmont resident and farm manager Meri Lillia Mullins testified before the House Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C. about the financial dilemmas she faces today as a young farmer: “I have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Environmental Engineering from the University of Toledo … Following college, I […]

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Who Are Colorado’s Next Generation of Farmers?

Published on Ben Gillespie isn’t like most 28-year-olds who call Colorado home. He lives on a farm owned and leased by his family west of the Continental Divide, where he spends his days tending to more than 200 acres. At the Living Farm, four generations of his family have raised sheep, cows, poultry, and pigs. […]

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