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Soil Health is the STAR of Rocky Mountain Roundtable

Sitting in the newly built Confluence Theater in CSU Spur’s Hydro building, one might reasonably think that water is the subject most discussed in the location. And while it certainly was a key part of the conversation, Colorado’s water took a back seat to the main topic at hand during two sunny days in September 2023: soil health.

Growing with the Flow: CDA visits an aquaculture facility

On September 25th staff from CDA, USDA and the Colorado Attorney General's Office toured an aquaculture facility to learn more about Colorado’s aquaculture industry. The team was able to learn how fish are grown and stocked, the differences in water sources, regulatory considerations, and fish health and veterinary medicine considerations. Learning more about aquaculture will help CDA and USDA to better support the needs of the industry. 

Day in the life of: Veterinary Social Worker

In the past, animal mistreatment and neglect or abuse of people were usually perceived as two separate issues. More recently, an increasing amount of research has shown a direct link between human and animal mistreatment. Professionals in animal law enforcement and human social work have found that difficult life circumstances and mental health life challenges are at the root of many of these linked cases. 

Resilient agriculture starts with resilient people

Article #2 in our Summer Wrap Up Series focuses on the resilience our people bring to the land

Once a decade, give or take a few years, Colorado has the opportunity to host the annual Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture (WASDA) conference.

Held in Denver this year, WASDA 2023 offered the opportunity to try something a little different as the Colorado Department of Agriculture works towards our long term departmental goal of supporting the next generation of agriculture. 

Teaching conservation through experience: Camp Rocky 2023

From all corners of the state, high schoolers converged in Divide, Colorado to learn about natural resource conservation in a week-long immersive Camp Rocky experience. Throughout the week, 31 campers delved into the world of resource stewardship, learning about the importance of protecting and preserving our environment.

Rafting on the Green River - A Group Conservation Effort

Article #1 in our Summer Wrap Up Series explores CDA’s first group tour of Summer 2023.


It’s a cool morning on the river, but the sun coming over the canyon walls promises to be here any minute, and with it, some welcome warmth to keep us company on the water.