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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

March 27, 2023
Starting with a flash sale this morning, the Colorado State Fair announced its plans for “Mountains of Fun'' during the 151st State Fair, scheduled for August 25 - September 4, 2023, at the State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado. Today marks 151 days left until the State Fair begins. 
March 16, 2023
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is recruiting qualified applicants for a new position of Deputy Director of the Conservation Division & Climate Resilience Specialist. This position will support the work of the Division and oversee several programs and strategic initiatives related to climate resilience.
March 8, 2023
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is committed to expanding access to learning and leadership opportunities for future generations in agriculture.

Blog Posts

March 16, 2023
By Acres U.S.A. The second regional Colorado STAR event took place on Friday, Feb. 24, in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Partners in the event included Acres U.S.A., the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the West Otero Timpas Conservation District.
March 2, 2023
We've got your calendar filled with this month's AG-tion packed CDA At A Glance! Download your live pdf here. 
February 16, 2023
Dean and Susan Vidal, who run Brightwood farms, recently hosted interns Christina and Nina through the Ag Workforce Development Program (AWDP), which provides financial incentives for both employers and interns. Christina comes from a background in farming, having spent time helping in an orchard on her parents’ land in Grand Junction.

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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