CDA Listening Sessions on Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions to gather public and stakeholder input on the rules governing the Loan Program. The Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program comes as the result of SB 21-248, which appropriated up to $30 million for low interest loans and farm-to-market infrastructure loans and grants.

Loan Program Listening Sessions - general

CDA will hold two sessions to accommodate varying schedules. The content of the sessions will be the same, except for the Q&A portion of each presentation.

These listening sessions will be held virtually and are free and accessible to all, though we are asking attendees to register in advance.

CDA Listening Sessions on Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program
You do not need to attend both sessions, please register for the session that works best for you.

  • Monday, September 20, 2021, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. MT
    Register here
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MT
    Register here

If you are unable to attend these sessions, you will have an opportunity to submit your feedback via an online form. Draft rule language will be available on the CDA website (under “Rule Hearings & Draft Rule Proposals”) in the coming days.

CDA will also hold two additional sessions focused on specific audiences, including beginning and young farmers and ranchers and underrepresented communities.

Loan Program Listening Sessions - targeted

These meetings are free and open to the public, but are meant to solicit feedback specifically from the identified audiences to better understand their needs. If you fall into either of these categories, please register for the meeting that best describes you.

  • Young & Beginning Farmer/Rancher Meeting
    Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MT

    Register here
  • Underserved or Underrepresented Communities Meeting
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MT

    Register here

If you have questions or comments about the Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program, please contact cda_agstimulus@state.co.us.

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