Agriculture at the heart of Fort Collins, but farmers’ future here is uncertain

Outlet: The Coloradoan

May 2, 2013

Ever since its founding, the heart and soul of Fort Collins has been agriculture. It began in 1872 with the founding of the Agricultural Colony around the site of the Agricultural College of Colorado, which would eventually become Colorado State University. “It has for its location one of the finest agricultural valleys in the territory,” the Denver Times newspaper declared that year.