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USDA StrikeForce Initiative in Colorado

The StrikeForce initiative is designed to better serve persistent poverty communities and socially disadvantaged farmers through the coordination of activities among USDA agencies and the use of Community Based Organizations (CBO). The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado has identified 44 Counties as high priority areas for which it will focus its efforts.

Strikeforce allows USDA to illustrate its commitment to improving access to USDA programs while enhancing the visibility and profitability of small farms and ranches, beginning farmers and ranchers, and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. It also provides the opportunity to promote and assist in the development and sustainability of rural communities, recognizing that 90% of all persistently impoverished communities are in rural areas.

Adams Boulder Fremont Las Animas Prowers
Alamosa Costilla Huerfano Logan Pueblo
Arapahoe Crowley Jefferson Mesa Rio Grande
Archuleta Delta La Plata Montezuma Saguache
Baca Denver Lake Morgan San Juan
Bent El Paso Larimer Otero Weld

2014 Strikeforce Map

Community Based Organizations

Healthy Community Food Systems
Southwest Marketing Network