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Arizona (North)

Animal Auctions:

Valley Livestock Auction (Sun Valley, AZ): Auctions at 12 noon MST on Wednesdays, specializing in cattle, horses, sheep, and goats.

https://www.valleylivestock.info/

Prescott Livestock Auction (Chino Valley, AZ): Livestock auction every Tuesday.

http://livestockatlas.com/auctions/az/prescott-livestock-auction

 

Seed Supplies:

Flagstaff Native Plant and Seed (Flagstaff, AZ): Supplying a large selection of seed for native grasses and wildflowers, as well as organic, non-GMO vegetable seeds.

http://nativeplantandseed.com/nursery-and-garden-center/

Olsen’s Grain, Inc. (Flagstaff, AZ): Supplying animal feed and grain as well as seeds such as lawn mix, fescue, perennial rye, and alfalfa.

http://www.olsensgrain.com/

 

Grants:

The Arizona Department of Agriculture offers a list of Arizona farming grants on their website: https://agriculture.az.gov/grants

Arizona farming grants can also be found on the Key Programs section of the USDA Rural Development Arizona website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/az

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Arizona Department of Agriculture website provides information about animals, plants, pests, and training and assistance programs in the Arizona area on their website: https://agriculture.az.gov/

 

Arizona (Central)

Animal Auctions:

Willcox Livestock Auction (Willcox, AZ): Cows, goats, and sheep sold every Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. unless otherwise notified.

http://www.willcoxlivestockauction.com/

Arizona Livestock Auction (Buckeye, AZ): Open for business on Saturdays for sheep and goats, with cattle accepted during the week by appointment.

https://www.facebook.com/arizonalivestockauction/

 

Seed Supplies:

Olsen’s Grain, Inc. (Dewey, AZ): Supplying animal feed and grain as well as seeds such as lawn mix, fescue, perennial rye, and alfalfa.

http://www.olsensgrain.com/

Buckeye Feed & Country Store (Buckeye, AZ): Primarily an animal feed store but also stocks seed, hay, and livestock equipment.

https://www.dexknows.com/business_profiles/buckeye_feed_and_country_store-b557365

Granite Seed Company (Tempe, AZ): Selling over 600 species of native and site-adapted grasses, shrubs, wildflowers, turf grass, cover crops and wetland species for re-vegetation, range, and pasture.

https://graniteseed.com/

 

Grants:

The Arizona Department of Agriculture offers a list of Arizona farming grants on their website: https://agriculture.az.gov/grants

Arizona farming grants can also be found on the Key Programs section of the USDA Rural Development Arizona website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/az

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Arizona Department of Agriculture website provides information about animals, plants, pests, and training and assistance programs in the Arizona area on their website: https://agriculture.az.gov/

 

Arizona (South)

Animal Auctions:

Marana Stockyards & Livestock Auction, Inc. (Marana, AZ): Cattle auctions every Wednesday at 11 a.m.

https://www.maranastockyards.com/saledates

 

Seed Supplies:

Arizona Grain (Casa Grande, AZ): Supplying a variety of seeds including alfalfa, durum wheat, barley, Bermuda grass, and more. There are also locations in Maricopa, Buckeye, and Yuma.

http://www.arizonagrain.com/

Select Seed of Arizona (Yuma, AZ): Supplying a wide variety of seeds from asparagus to zucchini and more.

http://selectseedaz.com/wordpress/

 

Grants:

The Arizona Department of Agriculture offers a list of Arizona farming grants on their website: https://agriculture.az.gov/grants

Arizona farming grants can also be found on the Key Programs section of the USDA Rural Development Arizona website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/az

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Arizona Department of Agriculture website provides information about animals, plants, pests, and training and assistance programs in the Arizona area on their website: https://agriculture.az.gov/

 

Colorado (Front Range Region)

Animal Auctions:

Producers Livestock Auction (Greeley, CO): Regular auction held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hay auctions held on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.

http://www.producerslivestock.com/

Centennial Livestock Auctions (Fort Collins, CO): Regular cattle, sheep, goat, hog, horse, and

hay auctions. Schedule available on website.

http://casauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Granite Seed Company (Denver, CO): Selling over 600 species of native and site-adapted grasses, shrubs, wildflowers, turf grass, cover crops and wetland species for re-vegetation, range, and pasture.

https://graniteseed.com/

Lake Valley Seed (Boulder, CO): Supplying flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more, including organic and English-Spanish options.

http://www.lakevalleyseed.com/

 

Grants:

The Colorado Department of Agriculture website provides information about local funding for farms: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/funding

Their website also lists wider funding programs for farmers on this page: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/farmranch-programs

 

Resources for New Farmers:

Colorado State University offers the Colorado Building Farmers program which offers classes in business planning and management for new farmers and ranchers, as well as advanced classes for people who have finished the original program: http://buildingfarmers.com/

Guidestone Colorado also lists a number of resources for new farmers on their website here: https://guidestonecolorado.org/colorado-land-link/land-link-resources/

 

Colorado (Central/South)

Animal Auctions:

Summit Livestock Exchange (Monte Vista, CO): Sales held every Thursday at 10 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

https://summitlellc.yolasite.com/

Southern Colorado Livestock Auction (Monte Vista, CO): Annual horse sales held at various points in the year.

http://www.sclaauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Zapata Seed Company (Hooper, CO): Supplying potato seed of various varieties including cherry red, mesa, and centennial.

http://www.zapataseedcompany.com/

 

Grants:

The Colorado Department of Agriculture website provides information about local funding for farms: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/funding

Their website also lists wider funding programs for farmers on this page: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/farmranch-programs

 

Resources for New Farmers:

Colorado State University offers the Colorado Building Farmers program which offers classes in business planning and management for new farmers and ranchers, as well as advanced classes for people who have finished the original program: http://buildingfarmers.com/

 

Guidestone Colorado also lists a number of resources for new farmers on their website here: https://guidestonecolorado.org/colorado-land-link/land-link-resources/

 

Colorado (West)

Animal Auctions:

Western Slope Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction (Loma, CO): Sale every Wednesday at 10 a.m. including goats, sheep, pigs, slaughter cows and bulls, cow-calf pairs, yearlings, and more. Scheduling may vary during the summer with exact schedule listed on website.

http://www.wscattlemens.com/

Delta Sales Yard (Delta, CO): Animal sales held every Thursday starting from 10 a.m. including all classes of cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Horse sales held the 1st Saturday of every other morning beginning with tack from 10 a.m. and horses at 1 p.m.

https://www.deltasalesyard.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

West Slope Ag-Center (Olathe, CO): Supplying quality seed as well as animal feed, fertilizer, and animal health supplies.

https://www.westslopeag.com/

Southwest Seed (Dolores, CO): Supplying seed for cover crops, legumes, wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and mixes.

http://www.southwestseed.com/

 

Grants:

The Colorado Department of Agriculture website provides information about local funding for farms: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/funding

Their website also lists wider funding programs for farmers on this page: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/farmranch-programs

 

Resources for New Farmers:

Colorado State University offers the Colorado Building Farmers program which offers classes in business planning and management for new farmers and ranchers, as well as advanced classes for people who have finished the original program: http://buildingfarmers.com/

Guidestone Colorado also lists a number of resources for new farmers on their website here: https://guidestonecolorado.org/colorado-land-link/land-link-resources/

 

Colorado (East)

Animal Auctions:

Brush Livestock of Colorado (Brush, CO): Dairy auction on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. Weekly cow and bull sale every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. (Saturday during the summer). Hogs, sheep, goats, and cattle auctioned every Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m.

http://www.brushlivestock.com/index.html

Burlington Livestock Exchange (Burlington, CO): Regular cattle auction every Thursday.

https://www.bleinc.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Eastern Colorado Seeds (Burlington, CO): Supplying cover crops, corn and wheat seed, forage seed, and more.

https://www.ecseeds.com/

 

Grants:

The Colorado Department of Agriculture website provides information about local funding for farms: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/funding

Their website also lists wider funding programs for farmers on this page: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/farmranch-programs

 

Resources for New Farmers:

Colorado State University offers the Colorado Building Farmers program which offers classes in business planning and management for new farmers and ranchers, as well as advanced classes for people who have finished the original program: http://buildingfarmers.com/

Guidestone Colorado also lists a number of resources for new farmers on their website here: https://guidestonecolorado.org/colorado-land-link/land-link-resources/

 

Idaho

Animal Auctions:

Producers Livestock Auction (Jerome, ID): Cattle auction every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. and calf barn auction beginning at 11 a.m. Dairy auction every other Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m.

http://www.producerslivestock.com/

Blackfoot Livestock Auction (Blackfoot, ID): Sale every Friday at 10 a.m.

http://blackfootlivestockauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Edwards Greenhouse (Boise, ID): Supplying a variety of seeds in the garden store.

https://www.edwardsgreenhouse.com/

North End Organic Nursery (Garden City, ID): Supplying over 1700 varieties of heirloom, organic, non-GMO seeds.

http://www.northendnursery.com/

 

Grants:

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture provides an exhaustive list of grants for farmers, both federal and local, available here: https://agri.idaho.gov/main/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GrantList.pdf

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Idaho Land Conservation Assistance Network offers various resources for new farmers, including farm best management practices, farm income opportunities, and how to get organic certification: http://www.idaholandcan.org/Panhandle/Farm-Resources/

 

Montana (North)

Animal Auctions:

Bear Paw Livestock (Chinook, MT): Sale on Friday starting at 12 noon with feeder cattle starting at 1 p.m. Sale every 2nd week during summer.

http://www.bearpawlive.com/

Sidney Livestock Market Center (Sidney, MT): Livestock sale most Wednesdays with full schedule available on website.

https://sidneylivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Hooper’s Garden Center (Kalispell, MT): Supplying a variety of seeds and other plant-growing items.

http://www.hoopersgardencenter.com/

Westland Seed (Ronan, MT): Supplying various North American seeds, including 25 Native American vegetable varieties.

http://westlandseed.com/greenhouse/

 

Grants:

The Montana Department of Agriculture website provides links to many different farming grants and loan opportunities here: http://agr.mt.gov/Grants

Many links to loans traditional grants and loans can also be found on the Farm Link Montana website: https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/resources/financing/traditional-grants-loans/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

Farm Link Montana has their Beginning Farmer Network which provides training for new farmers, available here: https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/beginning-farmer-network/

The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County also offers information for new farmers, including information about financing a farm, legal advice, general advice, beginning farmer communities, and certification advice, which is available here: http://www.missoulacfac.org/farmtransitionresources.html

 

Montana (Central)

Animal Auctions:

Lewistown Livestock Auction (Lewistown, MT): Cattle sale every Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m.

http://www.lewistownlivestock.com/

Missoula Livestock Exchange (Missoula, MT): Regular cattle and horse sales with full schedule available on website.

http://missoulalivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Bruce Seed Farm (Townsend, MT): Supplying a variety of grass seed, legume seed, and seed mixes to individual and commercial customers.

http://www.bruceseed.com/

Tizer Botanic Garden & Arboretum (Jefferson City, MT): Supplying a full line of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

http://www.tizergardens.com/nursery.html

 

Grants:

The Montana Department of Agriculture website provides links to many different farming grants and loan opportunities here: http://agr.mt.gov/Grants

Many links to loans traditional grants and loans can also be found on the Farm Link Montana website: https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/resources/financing/traditional-grants-loans/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

Farm Link Montana has their Beginning Farmer Network which provides training for new farmers, available here: https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/beginning-farmer-network/

The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County also offers information for new farmers, including information about financing a farm, legal advice, general advice, beginning farmer communities, and certification advice, which is available here: http://www.missoulacfac.org/farmtransitionresources.html

 

Montana (South)

Animal Auctions:

Pays Public Auction Yards (Billings, MT): All-class cattle sales every Wednesday; Feeder cattle sales on Friday in October through January; Friday special sales as announced in February through September; sheep and goat sales on Monday as scheduled.

http://www.publicauctionyards.com

Montana Livestock Auction Company (Butte, MT): Regular cattle sale every 2nd Tuesday.

https://www.montanalivestockauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

North 40 Ag (Ballantine, MT): Supplying cover crop and seed mixes for farmers.

http://www.north40ag.com/

Circle S Seeds of Montana (Three Forks, MT): Supplying seeds for alfalfa, barley, oats, peas, corn, and more.

http://wp.circlesseeds.com/

 

Grants:

The Montana Department of Agriculture website provides links to many different farming grants and loan opportunities here: http://agr.mt.gov/Grants

Many links to loans traditional grants and loans can also be found on the Farm Link Montana website: https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/resources/financing/traditional-grants-loans/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

Farm Link Montana has their Beginning Farmer Network which provides training for new farmers, available here: https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/beginning-farmer-network/

The Community Food & Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County also offers information for new farmers, including information about financing a farm, legal advice, general advice, beginning farmer communities, and certification advice, which is available here: http://www.missoulacfac.org/farmtransitionresources.html

 

New Mexico (North)

Animal Auctions:

Cow House Auction (Kirtland, NM): Full service auction house including cattle sales and more. Regular livestock auction on Mondays.

https://www.facebook.com/Cow-House-Auction-1379099125749126/

Five States Livestock Auction (Clayton, NM): Livestock auction with sales every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and other occasional sales e.g. sheep and goats.

http://www.fivestateslivestockauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Plants of the Southwest (Santa Fe, NM): Providing a wide variety of plants including wildflowers, cover crops, vegetable, herbs, and grasses

https://plantsofthesouthwest.com/

San Juan Nurseries (Farmington, NM): Supplying seeds, plants, bulbs, and more.

https://sanjuannurseries.com/

 

Grants:

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture offers information and links to competitive grant programs here: http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/marketing/1033-2/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association website supports farming and locally produced foods in New Mexico and offer resources, training, and events. Their resources can be found here: https://newmexicofma.org/

LandLink New Mexico offers more resources for beginning and established farmers on their website here: http://www.landlinknm.org/resources/

 

New Mexico (Central)

Animal Auctions:

Cattlemens Livestock Auction (Belen, NM): Regular cattle, sheep, horse, and goat sales with schedule available on website.

http://belenlivestockauction.com/

Valley Livestock Auction Inc. (Albuquerque, NM): Auction every Saturday at 10 a.m. and occasional special sales scheduled on website.

http://www.valleylivestockauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Eastern Colorado Seeds (Clovis, NM): Supplying cover crops, corn and wheat seed, forage seed, and more.

https://www.ecseeds.com/

Plants of the Southwest (Albuquerque, NM): Providing a wide variety of plants including wildflowers, cover crops, vegetable, herbs, and grasses

https://plantsofthesouthwest.com/

 

Grants:

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture offers information and links to competitive grant programs here: http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/marketing/1033-2/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association website supports farming and locally produced foods in New Mexico and offer resources, training, and events. Their resources can be found here: https://newmexicofma.org/

 

LandLink New Mexico offers more resources for beginning and established farmers on their website here: http://www.landlinknm.org/resources/

 

New Mexico (South)

Animal Auctions:

Santa Teresa Livestock Auction (Santa Teresa, NM): Cattle sales held every Saturday.

https://stla.us/

 

Seed Supplies:

Color Your World Nursery – Guzman’s Greenhouse (Las Cruces, NM): Selling seed, mulch, fertilizers, and more.

https://guzmansgreenhouse.com/

Sierra Vista Growers (La Union, NM): Selling wholesale and retail seed, plants, and trees.

http://www.sierravistagrowers.net/

 

Grants:

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture offers information and links to competitive grant programs here: http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/marketing/1033-2/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association website supports farming and locally produced foods in New Mexico and offer resources, training, and events. Their resources can be found here: https://newmexicofma.org/

LandLink New Mexico offers more resources for beginning and established farmers on their website here: http://www.landlinknm.org/resources/

 

Utah

Animal Auctions:

Producers Livestock Auction (Salina, UT): Cattle auctions held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

http://www.producerslivestock.com/

Cedar Livestock Auction (Cedar City, UT): Cattle sale every Thursday at 11 a.m. and horse sale 1st Thursday of every month at 10 a.m.

http://www.cedarlivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Granite Seed Company (North Lehi, UT): Selling over 600 species of native and site-adapted grasses, shrubs, wildflowers, turf grass, cover crops and wetland species for re-vegetation, range, and pasture.

https://graniteseed.com/

Anderson’s Seed & Garden (Logan, UT): Selling bulk flower, heirloom vegetable, non-GMO vegetable, and organic vegetable seed.

https://www.andersonseedandgarden.com/

 

Grants:

There is an extensive list of Utah County programs, grants, loans, and other resources for Utah farmers available here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5787b7a4440243076124226c/t/57e97f596a49639b6e4910f4/1474920281330/Agriculture+Funding+Resources.pdf

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Utah Farmers Union provides various blog posts for beginning farmers here: https://utahfarmersunion.com/category/blog/beginning-farmers/

 

Wyoming (North)

Animal Auctions:

Buffalo Livestock Auction (Buffalo, WY): Livestock sale every Wednesday; every 2nd Wednesday during the summer. Full schedule on website.

http://buffalolivestock.com/

Worland Livestock Auction (Worland, WY): Livestock sale every Thursday; every 2nd Thursday during the summer.

https://www.facebook.com/WorlandLivestockAuction?rf=403799612980723

 

Seed Supplies:

Wind River Seed (Manderson, WY): Selling Wyoming native seed including legumes, forbs, cover crops, and more.

http://www.windriverseed.com/

M&T Seed Sales (Basin, WY): Selling a variety of seed.

https://www.manta.com/c/mtcppn9/m-t-seed-sales-llc

 

Grants:

The USDA Wyoming Rural Development website provides information about and links to rural business development grants in Wyoming here: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants/wy

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture also offers links to information about the Specialty Crop Grant here: http://wyagric.state.wy.us/component/content/article/34-agnews/178-specialty-crop-grant-information

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Wyoming website also offers resources for small and limited and beginning farmers and ranchers. They aim to provide technical practices and information that are relevant to the needs of these farmers and ranchers. These links are available here: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/wy/about/outreach/slbfr/

 

Wyoming (Central & South)

Animal Auctions:

Winter Livestock Auction Riverton (Riverton, WY): Livestock auction every Tuesday; every 2nd Tuesday during the summer. Regular goat and sheep sales scheduled on website.

http://www.winterlivestock.com/

Torrington Livestock Auction (Torrington, WY): Cattle for sale daily with all classes of cattle for sale every Friday. Yearling and calf sales every Wednesday in August through March. Special bred cow, pair, and calf sales on Mondays as scheduled throughout the fall.

http://www.torringtonlivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Galles Greenhouse (Casper, WY): Supplying a variety of seed such as potato seed, vegetable and herb seed packets, and more.

http://gallesgreenhouse.com/

Super Seeds, Inc. (Shoshoni, WY): Supplying alfalfa, wildflower, grass, and native grass seed.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/biz/82649/Super-Seeds-Inc-398794133815877/

Riverbend Nursery (Cheyenne, WY): Supplying a variety of seed, plants, fertilizers, and more.

http://riverbendnurseryandstone.com/

 

Grants:

The USDA Wyoming Rural Development website provides information about and links to rural business development grants in Wyoming here: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants/wy

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture also offers links to information about the Specialty Crop Grant here: http://wyagric.state.wy.us/component/content/article/34-agnews/178-specialty-crop-grant-information

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Wyoming website also offers resources for small and limited and beginning farmers and ranchers. They aim to provide technical practices and information that are relevant to the needs of these farmers and ranchers. These links are available here: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/wy/about/outreach/slbfr/