About Us

Community

At the heart of Where Food Comes From, Inc. is a group of people dedicated to agriculture, family and community.  We believe in conducting business with integrity, ingenuity, respect and transparency, and translating those values across all that we do.

 

A key aspect of fulfilling the promise of our value system is by engaging our communities in a significant and positive manner.  Not only do we work hard to support agriculture and rural America in a variety of ways, but we also:

  • → focus on youth – particularly in agriculture and leadership
  • → encourage sustainability of business, family and the environment
  • → provide resources to enable knowledge and transparency about food production
  • → reach out to and lift up rural communities

Featured Organization: Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF)

CALF brings suburban kids to the country. John and Bea Lowell, CALF’s founders, were dedicated to ensuring that all youth who wanted to be involved in agriculture had the opportunity to do so.  They started the “CALF Kid” program in 2002.  CALF provides facilities for 4-H and FFA members to raise their market livestock projects at the Lowell Ranch.  Over the years, more than 40 youth have raised their projects at CALF’s Lowell Ranch.

CALF Kids purchase their animals and provide daily care and feed for their project.  CALF provides the facility.  CALF Kids may also have gardening, forestry, or other projects at the ranch. CALF also offers both kid and adult education and agricultural experience programs outside of the CALF Kid program. To date, CALF has hosted tens of thousands of suburban children and adults in a variety of programs focused on agriculture and food production. A highlight of the farm is the Where Food Comes From School Garden, where children participate in the annual planting, care and harvest of a wide variety of row crops, vegetables and fruits.

Where Food Comes From, Inc. is a very proud supporter of CALF!  To learn more about the organization, visit www.thecalf.org.

Photo Apr 10, 12 31 30 PM WFCFSchoolGarden Photo Apr 10, 12 21 23 PM

 

Additional Organizations Supported by Where Food Comes From, Inc.:

 

Douglas County 4H, Castle Rock, CO
Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, Castle Rock, CO
National FFA Organization
Colorado State University College of Agriculture
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Oregon Cattlemen’s Association
Montana Stockgrower’s Association
Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association
Wyoming Stockgrower’s Association
California Cattlemen’s Association
Women in Agricultural Leadership
U.S. Beef Academy, New Mexico State University
National Beef Ambassador Program
International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation
Lexington Community Foundation, Lexington, Nebraska 
Memorial Jim Schumacher Livestock Day, Malta, Montana

National Institute for Animal Agriculture
Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Kansas Livestock Association
EDC Farm to Table Dinner, Castle Rock, Colorado
Las Animas County Livestock Association, Las Animas, Colorado
New Mexico Indian Livestock Days, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public Lands Council
National Roundtable for Sustainable Aquaculture

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