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Our Vision

Our vision is that Colorado agriculture be strong and vibrant, a key driver of the state’s economy, and recognized worldwide for its safe and abundant supply of high-quality food and agriculture products.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe and high-quality food supply; protect consumers; and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources.

Press Releases

May 24, 2022
The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Protection (BAP) removed more than 150 animals from a private property in Montezuma County following a BAP investigation and a determination by the Montezuma County District Court that the animals’ health was in danger. 
May 20, 2022
The Colorado Noxious Weed Advisory Committee, a critical link between the citizens of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, is seeking nominations to fill one vacant position representing the interests of agricultural producers. 
May 9, 2022
 As a part of Celebrate Colorado weekend, the Colorado State Fair and Colorado Lottery partnered with The Food Truck Union for a food truck competition at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo this past Friday. To kick off this year’s Governor’s Plate competition, community members had the opportunity to vote for their favorite offering from several local food trucks.

Blog Posts

May 17, 2022
During the last week of April 2022, I was invited to join Governor Polis with the Biennial of Americas, a Colorado organization that connects business leaders, government officials, artists, and industry heads to promote the exchange of ideas between countries across the Americas.
May 6, 2022
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we have free resources available to make sure there's someone you can talk to, whenever you need. 
April 29, 2022
The following Frequently Asked Questions about Equine Influenza were prepared by the Colorado State Veterinarian's Office. You can download a PDF of the questions and answers here. 
Ag Stimulus Updates

ACRE3 program is now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Application link is listed on the Agricultural Efficiency page


More information about Colorado's Agricultural Stimulus can be found on the Ag Stimulus page.



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