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Nissen Farms, LLC Nissen Farms, LLC is a family owned and operated farm and ranch in Southern Colorado proudly producing high quality Agricultural Products. Nissen Farms, LLC's Mission is to:
Produce premium Agricultural products and livestock with the utmost respect for the resources used to do so.

Vision Statement

The success of this farm has in large part been due to hard work, focus and attention to detail. These principles, in conjunction with careful and thoughtful use of soil and water resources serve as the foundation for past and future progress. Respect must be given to employees who help us succeed, the community we live in and the livestock in our care. The ability to question, a

Vision Statement

The success of this farm has in large part been due to hard work, focus and attention to detail. These principles, in conjunction with careful and thoughtful use of soil and water resources serve as the foundation for past and future progress. Respect must be given to employees who help us succeed, the community we live in and the livestock in our care. The ability to question, a

Operating as usual

27/03/2022
09/03/2022

In the Douglas County - Government commissioners work session today, the commissioners decided to cancel the public meeting in the Valley on March 26 calling opposing views to RWR's proposal "a circus."

Commissioner Teal used the analogy of how Urkanians feel about Russia to how RWR supporters feel about voicing their views in the Valley. The commissioners said they want "authentic" communications. San Luis Valley water leaders, community leaders, scientists, environmentalists, conservationists, farmers and ranchers put hundreds of hours into fact-based respectful, presentations they drove 6 hours to deliver. Isn't authenticity seeing both sides of an issue? The facts speak for themselves. RWR's proposal is a bad deal for both Douglas County and the San Luis Valley. It's hard to argue with that.

#StopWaterExport #ProtectSLVWater

07/03/2022

RWR does not care about this Valley, they care about profit. They are willing to dangle donations in front of non profits in exchange for support of a bad cause. Such a shame

14/02/2022

Valentine's Day Purple Potato Roses-- YES please 😍🌹

02/02/2022

Help wanted.
Seasonal and/or full time farm hand. Message us for more information.

01/02/2022
Protect San Luis Valley Water

Protect San Luis Valley Water

"Agua es Vida – Water is life". Water is vital to every facet of our lives in the San Luis Valley. Unfortunately, once again the San Luis Valley
is the target of a water export proposal that threatens our communities and our way of life.

It is such a disappointment to read a falsehood filled article like this from a public official. There is no "extra" wat...
21/01/2022
Time to come together to address county’s water future

It is such a disappointment to read a falsehood filled article like this from a public official. There is no "extra" water in the SLV. Our aquifer and river are over appropriated. Any recharge water we get is desperately needed to help towards refilling the aquifer to court mandated levels.

We sincerely hope that the Douglas county commissioners can have constructive discussions and listen to facts. Taking water from a hurt area to another helps no one.
Here are some facts to consider:
https://www.alamosacitizen.com/state-engineer-rwr-made-inaccurate-portrayal-in-its-proposal/?fbclid=IwAR14tgRPiWFBO4ToVgDUsU-bIYcffZdUOa2L2VUOOvmR049xXTdz1SIdrzQ

To be clear, investing in water infrastructure and securing our county’s long-term water needs is, in fact, a responsibility of your county government. Douglas County Policy states: “There is no …

Thank you #douglascounty Commissioner Lora Thomas for writing a great editorial citing true facts about San Luis Valley ...
12/01/2022
Water proposal a bad idea for region, Douglas County

Thank you #douglascounty Commissioner Lora Thomas for writing a great editorial citing true facts about San Luis Valley water. This editorial highlights serious flaws in Renewable Water Resources' proposed export project.

As one of your Douglas County commissioners, I make daily decisions that impact the health, safety and welfare of more than 370,000 citizens of Douglas County. I always take each of those decisions …

ATTENTION!   Help us keep water investors out of the SLV. Read below for the latest update on the RWR Water Export Propo...
09/12/2021
American Rescue Act Plan Open House and Live Town Hall - Douglas County Government

ATTENTION!
Help us keep water investors out of the SLV. Read below for the latest update on the RWR Water Export Proposal!
In the words of Cleave Simpson, General Manager at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District:
Renewable Water Resources has submitted a proposal to Douglas County requesting $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act (COVID relief) funds to advance its plan to export environmental/agricultural/recreational water from the San Luis Valley. Douglas County is considering various proposals and as part of the process will host an Open House and Town Hall meeting this Thursday, December 9 starting at 5 pm. You can listen to the Town Hall online starting at 6 pm through this link: https://www.douglas.co.us/.../american-rescue-act-plan.../. I have attached the plan for your review.
I am reaching out to you as a key stakeholder who has joined us in opposing this detrimental water export plan. RWR continues to communicate that their plan has the support in the valley
through manipulation of a survey they conducted. We know that is not the case.
The Douglas County commissioners stated in an excellent news story by the Alamosa Citizen (which also ran in the Colorado Sun) that they will consider the funding proposals in January
2022.
The story reports the Douglas County Commissioners are split on the proposal. Commissioner Lora Thomas told the Alamosa Citizen that she believes it’s irresponsible for the Front Range to
take water from other communities. Commissioner Abe Laydon has indicated he has not made a decision and plans to come to the San Luis Valley to talk to residents before he decides.
Commissioner George Teal was quoted as saying any opportunity to bring water into the county bears serious consideration.
It’s questionable as to why federal COVID relief money would be used to advance a transbasin water project that is so detrimental to another part of the state.
The team RWR has assembled includes former politicians, lobbyists, real estate and private equity investors who stand to make a lot of money. Their resumes in the plan speak for themselves.
We are organizing to fight this proposal. We will likely be asking you to write letters and contact the commissioners expressing your concerns with this latest water export attempt. Please share
this information with your network. We have worked together to successfully stop similar plans and we will do it again.
Thank you for your time and energy to protect San Luis Valley water. We will continue to provide you updates as well as sharing information on our page and Instagram.
Regards,
Cleave Simpson
General Manager, Rio Grande Water Conservation District

Douglas County will receive $68.2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The County desires to responsibly invest this funding based on your input. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 9, and attend an open house at 5 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third St. in Castle Ro...

23/11/2021

“RWR is offering a $50 million community fund to the valley to offset the loss from the retired water rights. The video indicates the money could be spent improving parks, schools, hospitals, and emergency services. Even with that money, Alamosa city government recently published a paper examining the economic impact of the RWR proposal. The document concludes that the water export be would lead to 'unrecoverable economic devastation affecting all sectors of the valley.' " #ProtectSLVWater #StopWaterExport https://www.koaa.com/news/two-americas/valley-farmers-bristle-at-water-export-proposal

Planting rye after potatoes
07/10/2021

Planting rye after potatoes

04/05/2021

Did you know #Initiative16 will impact fish in the state as well? #Colorado has extensive programs that manage the recovery of endangered species. In Colorado alone, there are four critically #endangered #fish on the Western Slope: Humpback Chub, Bonytail, Colorado Pikeminnow and the Razorback Sucker. The state runs hatcheries that utilize safe methods to collect fish eggs and milt, aiding in the reproductive and recovery success of these species.

According to Initiative 16, this process would become a criminal act. Initiative 16 does not protect animals in Colorado, in fact it will only make it more difficult for them to thrive and be cared for in the state.

Learn more: coloradansforanimalcare.com

22/04/2021

Through sustainable practices, innovation and dedication Colorado Potato Growers are able to grow a nutritious product for you and your families! We're thankful for the warm sunshine, wet snow fall and rich soils that Mother Earth provides for our Valley. ☀️❄️🥔
##happyearthday 🌎

Happy National Tater day!
01/04/2021

Happy National Tater day!

Welcome to nursery corner.
05/03/2021

Welcome to nursery corner.

02/03/2021

March is #NationalAgricultureMonth! Beef production is a $4 billion dollar industry in Colorado alone. Over 60% of the state's agricultural revenues are provided by the growth of cattle and calves. Agriculture is the foundation of Colorado and our state is #BetterWithBeef!
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Stay tuned for updates on #MeatIn Day on March 20th! Exciting things are happening all across the state of Colorado in support of agriculture.

📸: Beatty Canyon Ranch, Las Animas County

The girls are home for the winter to graze sorghum sudan mixes!
03/12/2020

The girls are home for the winter to graze sorghum sudan mixes!

13/10/2020

#DidYouKnow that all of our Valley’s water is connected to some extent? Two aquifers – a shallow (unconfined) and a deep (confined) aquifer – are underground “bathtubs” that collect rain and groundwater. Pumping water from the deep aquifer (as RWR has proposed) can affect the shallow aquifer and also reduce the amount of water in nearby rivers and streams. This could negatively impact the environment, including streams, rivers, fish and wildlife. #StopWaterExport https://www.protectsanluisvalleywater.com/how-we-get-our-water

02/10/2020

Welcome to the Protect San Luis Valley Water page. A diverse group of leaders from the San Luis Valley have joined forces to provide you with factual information about water in the San Luis Valley and reveal the risks of water leaving the Valley.

Our economy, culture and community are connected to agriculture. The some 1,600 farms and ranches in the Valley are the region's economic engine. Water is the lifeblood of our community, livelihood and culture. #StopWaterExport #ProtectSLVWater

Please see the new website at https://www.protectsanluisvalleywater.com to get the facts.

22/09/2020
Nissen Farms Russets

Yummy Colorado Russets (in slow motion) headed to a grocery store near you soon!

Harvest began today!
17/09/2020

Harvest began today!

Rally for Rural Colorado: Monte Vista
26/08/2020
Rally for Rural Colorado: Monte Vista

Rally for Rural Colorado: Monte Vista

Let's Rally for Rural Colorado! Come celebrate agriculture and the livestock industry's contributions to the State of Colorado.

01/07/2020
11/06/2020
The cows have been enjoying grazing rye planted last fall after potato harvest. It holds the soil to avoid wind erosion ...
15/05/2020

The cows have been enjoying grazing rye planted last fall after potato harvest. It holds the soil to avoid wind erosion and helps keep the ground healthy!

14/04/2020
Colorado Potato
13/04/2020
Colorado Potato

Colorado Potato

Colorado is the second largest potato growing region in the U.S. Taste the difference that comes from our unique blend of high alpine soil, sun and water.

03/04/2020
31/03/2020

Contest Time!

While we are all staying close to home, the SLVWCD is hosting an online contest to help local kids pass the time by learning about water.

Valley youth, here's your chance to explore the water cycle, submit a hand or digital drawing showing your depiction of the water cycle in the San Luis Valley, and be entered to win some prize money!

Check out the details on the contest poster. Please share far and wide so we can get the word out and include kids from across the Valley!

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General information

We are a multi-generational farm led by Lyle and Viola Nissen. Recently their daughter Erin graduated from college and returned to help the operation. The farm grows fresh market potatoes, malting barley for Coors and a variety of cover crops to benefit the soil and provide winter feed for their 120 head of cattle.

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Fresh Market Russet Potatoes and Locally Grass Raised Beef

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RWR does not care about this Valley, they care about profit. They are willing to dangle donations in front of non profits in exchange for support of a bad cause. Such a shame
Help wanted. Seasonal and/or full time farm hand. Message us for more information.
It is such a disappointment to read a falsehood filled article like this from a public official. There is no "extra" water in the SLV. Our aquifer and river are over appropriated. Any recharge water we get is desperately needed to help towards refilling the aquifer to court mandated levels. We sincerely hope that the Douglas county commissioners can have constructive discussions and listen to facts. Taking water from a hurt area to another helps no one. Here are some facts to consider: https://www.alamosacitizen.com/state-engineer-rwr-made-inaccurate-portrayal-in-its-proposal/?fbclid=IwAR14tgRPiWFBO4ToVgDUsU-bIYcffZdUOa2L2VUOOvmR049xXTdz1SIdrzQ
Thank you #douglascounty Commissioner Lora Thomas for writing a great editorial citing true facts about San Luis Valley water. This editorial highlights serious flaws in Renewable Water Resources' proposed export project.
ATTENTION! Help us keep water investors out of the SLV. Read below for the latest update on the RWR Water Export Proposal! In the words of Cleave Simpson, General Manager at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District: Renewable Water Resources has submitted a proposal to Douglas County requesting $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act (COVID relief) funds to advance its plan to export environmental/agricultural/recreational water from the San Luis Valley. Douglas County is considering various proposals and as part of the process will host an Open House and Town Hall meeting this Thursday, December 9 starting at 5 pm. You can listen to the Town Hall online starting at 6 pm through this link: https://www.douglas.co.us/.../american-rescue-act-plan.../. I have attached the plan for your review. I am reaching out to you as a key stakeholder who has joined us in opposing this detrimental water export plan. RWR continues to communicate that their plan has the support in the valley through manipulation of a survey they conducted. We know that is not the case. The Douglas County commissioners stated in an excellent news story by the Alamosa Citizen (which also ran in the Colorado Sun) that they will consider the funding proposals in January 2022. The story reports the Douglas County Commissioners are split on the proposal. Commissioner Lora Thomas told the Alamosa Citizen that she believes it’s irresponsible for the Front Range to take water from other communities. Commissioner Abe Laydon has indicated he has not made a decision and plans to come to the San Luis Valley to talk to residents before he decides. Commissioner George Teal was quoted as saying any opportunity to bring water into the county bears serious consideration. It’s questionable as to why federal COVID relief money would be used to advance a transbasin water project that is so detrimental to another part of the state. The team RWR has assembled includes former politicians, lobbyists, real estate and private equity investors who stand to make a lot of money. Their resumes in the plan speak for themselves. We are organizing to fight this proposal. We will likely be asking you to write letters and contact the commissioners expressing your concerns with this latest water export attempt. Please share this information with your network. We have worked together to successfully stop similar plans and we will do it again. Thank you for your time and energy to protect San Luis Valley water. We will continue to provide you updates as well as sharing information on our page and Instagram. Regards, Cleave Simpson General Manager, Rio Grande Water Conservation District
Planting rye after potatoes