2017 Eastern Plains Snowstorm Relief

The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has activated its Disaster Relief Fund in response to the snowstorm that hit Southeast Colorado over the weekend of April 29th, killing thousands of cattle and destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of crops. Your neighbors need your help.    

You can DONATE NOW to help with disaster relief efforts! 100% of the donations will go directly to the farmers and ranchers impacted by the recent snowstorm. 

Over 50% of U.S. cattle feedlots were affected by the storm. Death losses estimated to exceed over thousands at feedlots and to pasture cattle. Beef supply will be down in near-term and ranchers face major financial losses.

Colorado agriculture is in distress. Commodity prices are low, stretching budgets and creating severe economic stress. The last thing farmers and ranchers need is to deal with the loss of farmland, crops, feed and livestock due to a natural disaster. Any amount of support you can provide will go directly to those in need. Help Colorado farm and ranch families recover from this disaster as fast as possible.

Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation. Please note Disaster Fund-CO Blizzard in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112

 

 

 


ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has many different purposes. It was originally started in 2007 to help Colorado’s farmers and ranchers deal with the devastating blizzard after it was apparent this aid like this was not available. Since then, every major natural disaster in Colorado that affects the agricultural community has been aided by our foundation. We maintain a reserve for use in immediate need at all times.

Even though the disaster fund is a large part of what the foundation does, we also support other programs such as agricultural education, young farmers and ranchers, farm safety and health, leadership programs such as 4-H, FFA and the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program. We also serve to provide funding for educational programs within Colorado Farm Bureau, and to assist rural communities.

The Colorado Farm Bureau accepts monetary donations for our disaster fund when activated, and for programs year-round. Checks can be made out to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, and credit card payments can be taken online through PayPal. Please note on your donation where you want your funds to go from the following categories: Ag Education, Safety and Health or Leadership Programs.

Please contact Shawn Martini, Vice President of Advocacy at shawn@coloradofb.org for inquires about the foundation.