The Drought Plan Program provides Colorado farmers and ranchers with personalized advising and financial incentives to craft and implement strategic and actionable drought plans for their agricultural operations.

Applications will reopen fall 2023!

The Drought Plan Program aims to:

How it works


There’s no question as to whether or not Colorado farmers and ranchers are aware of drought. Whether on the Eastern Plains, the Western Slope, or the San Luis Valley, drought and water availability are a dominant factor in every agricultural operation in the state. 

However, we know that farmers and ranchers are busy people. Drought planning takes time, and when you are busy running an operation, time can be difficult to come by. Our financial incentives compensate producers for their time and the effort required to produce a strategic drought plan.

There is also a great deal of uncertainty surrounding drought. Creating a clear and actionable plan can reduce uncertainty and stress, and it can help a producer identify actions over which they have control. Further, our financial incentives help cover some of the initial cost to service providers, helping to move producers from planning to action. 



Applications are closed for now. They will reopen in fall 2023.

Please note: This Program is only available to agricultural producers in Colorado

  • Applicants fill out our contact form below.
  • Applicants will be contacted within 7 days to confirm receipt. 
  • After the application deadline closes on January 23rd, you will be matched with technical advisors and schedule meetings to create a drought plan. 
  • You and your advisors will have until June 1 to create the written drought plan.

Ready to create a drought plan? 


If you have any questions about the Program, please contact:

Tori Kauffman, Project Manager

(970) 231-0510

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