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Cheese Making 102 Workshop

Are you an at-home cheese maker looking to advance your skills? This class is designed for you! Beyond the basics, our presenters will discuss how to start practicing more advanced level techniques. Speakers include cheese maker, Ripley Casdorph, CSU Graduate Student and Cheese Specialist, Caitlin Clark and Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Amber Webb.

Saturday, October 27th, 8:00am—noon
Cost: $25 per person ~ Limit of 20 participants
Weld County Extension Office

Located at Island Grove Regional Park
Exhibition Building, 2nd Floor
525 North 15th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Limit of 20 participants

Topics covered will include:

  • Aging: Controlling conditions, how to deal with common problems
  • Cultures: Different cultures that are available, where to get them, how to choose the right ones
  • Surface treatments: Using treatments like wax, leaf wraps, and surface cultures to ripen cheese

*The class will also include a hands-on component to learn how to stretch and knot fresh mozzarella as well as a guided tasting of local aged cheeses!*  You can download the Cheese Making 102 Flyer.

To reserve your spot, contact Amber Webb at 970-400-2081 or or pay online at:

Extension Programs are available to all without discrimination. If you have a disability for which you see accommodation for this event, please notify Amber Webb, 970-400-2081, at least 7 seven days prior to the event. Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado counties cooperating.

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Mobile Farm Workforce

We are looking to partner with 10 farms throughout Boulder and Weld Counties to share in an eight-week pilot project: a five-to-eight (5-8) person trained labor force—a Mobile Farm Workforce (MFW)—that will travel to farms during harvest season this September and October to support smallholder and family farms with harvesting and general farm duties including hoeing, weeding, pruning, irrigation work, fence-mending, landscaping and grounds clean-up.


Listening sessions conducted throughout Colorado in 2017 by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) revealed that there is widespread need for trained and reliable labor on small-to-mid-sized farms.


The Mobile Farm Workforce (MFW) pilot project is a collaborative effort between RMFU, Veterans to Farmers, and UpRoot Colorado (UpRoot).

The MFW pilot will operate twice weekly for a period of eight weeks, meeting at a central location in Metro Denver and using a van to transport to area farms in Boulder and Weld Counties to perform harvest work and on-farm duties.

A Cooperative Model

The vision for this pilot is to holistically fill labor gaps, prove concept and pave the way for a statewide, worker-owned cooperative that provides trained, on-demand and mobile year-round labor—harvesting, weeding, hoeing and pruning, among other duties—to small and mid-sized farms.

Need to Know

  • The MFW pilot will consist of trained labor provided by veterans
  • The cost to farmers is $16 per laborer per hour
  • The pilot will take place for an eight-week period (i.e., September - October)
  • A brief qualitative survey will follow the pilot to learn about your experience and listen to your feedback
  • UpRoot will offset travel to and from farms via or Terrapass


Dan Hobbs
David Laskarzewski
Lead Co-op Development Specialist
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
UpRoot Colorado
719-250-9835 720-560-0825


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