For many, the choice to become a farmer comes from a love of the land and the ability to see a creation through from start to finish. These days with the commercialization of agriulcture, becoming a farmer is not an easy path, nor is it particularly lucrative in many cases. However, those who are drawn to it cannot always describe why they do it, but they just say that they are drawn to it.
For young farmers in Colorado, there are many educational choices that can help them become a better farmer. The Colorado FFA, for example, is a wonderful choice for young farmers to learn about leadership, personal growth, and career success via agricultural education. Joining the FFA is a good choice for youths of all ages.
At the college level, the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins provides excellent college-level education on all aspects of farming from horticulture to agribusiness to equine science. Graduating from a agriculture-related college program can give future farmers career choices outside of their own farm if the need arises.
Continuing education and trade skill education should also be considered. For example, Colorado farmers may also be interested in attending a gunsmithing school to learn about how to properly service their hunting and game guns and rifles.
As you can see, many different types of educational opportunities exist for Colorado young farmers. Education also happens every day at the farm, of course, but outside education can create a more well-rounded farmer.