In the field

Date and time
Ag Commission Public Forum, September 13, 2023 at 6 pm in Grand Junction

Join CDA staff and members of the Colorado Agricultural Commission for a meeting on a Western Slope to learn more about how CDA is present in communities across the state, including Mesa and surrounding counties. 

Hear from CDA staff about how the Department is structured and how it serves the agricultural community across the state, meet CDA staff members working on the Western Slope, and get an overview of how policy and legislation moves through the legislature. 

The meeting will include time for a Question & Answer session with CDA staff present. 

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.


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CDA y los miembros de la Comisión Agrícola de Colorado los invita a una reunión en Western Slope para aprender más sobre el CDA y su presencia en las comunidades de todo el estado, incluso el condado de Mesa y los circundantes.

Aprenda más sobre la estructurado del Departamento y como sirve a la comunidad agrícola por todo el estado. Conozca al personal de CDA que trabajan en Western Slope e infórmese de cómo las políticas y la legislación avanzan en la legislatura. 

Aviso de evento con detalles basicas y un panorama de los files de Grand Junction.

La reunión incluirá tiempo para una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con el CDA presente.

Tendremos aperitivos ligeros y bebidas.


Condensed agenda / Agenda condensada (may be subject to change/sujeta a cambios): 

6:00 pm - CDA Overview / Descripción general sobre CDA

6:15 pm - Field staff introductions / Conozca al personal de vigilancia 

6:20 pm - Regional Assistant Commissioners introductions / Conozca a los Comisionados Asistentes por Region 

6:25 pm - Overview of Conservation Services & Palisade Insectary / Panorama de los Servicios de Conservación y del Insectario Palisade 

6:35 pm - STAR Program overview / Descripción general del programa STAR

6:50 pm - Legislation & Policy Overview / Informe breve de la legislación y política 

7:00 pm - Q&A session / Preguntas y respuestas

7:30 pm - Adjourn / Termine 


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bethany Howell. / Si tiene preguntas sobre este evento, favor de comunicarse con Sonia Jacquez por correo electrónico o al 720 670 4955.

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Date and time
Colorado State Conservation Board meeting, image of Mount Garfield in the Grand Valley in the background with lavender fields in the foreground

The June Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB) meeting will take place at the Burlington Community Center.

The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 13, at the Burlington Community Center. When you arrive, please enter through the South side and look for Meeting Room B. The meeting will adjourn around 5:00 pm to get ready for a group dinner being held at The Dish Room at 6:00 pm (218 S Lincoln St, Burlington, CO 80807).

The meeting will continue on Wednesday, June 14, with a field tours.

Please meet in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 8:20 am. The first tour begins at 9:00 am. The locations include:

  • Bonny State Wildlife Area Grazing - CACD Demonstration Grant Project
  • Herbicide control of CheatGrass in native grasslands
  • STAR Plus Field Tour

To RSVP for this event, please email Aubrey Kukral.

Join the meeting via Zoom

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Meeting Agenda (abbreviated)

1:00 pm - General Business

1:15 pm - Colorado Department of Agriculture Update

1:30 pm - CSCB Updates

2:00 pm - Partner Updates

3:00 pm - Grants

4:00 pm - Update on statutory subcommittee

4:15 pm - Watershed Updates CSCB Board

4:55 pm - Discuss next meeting: September 6 & 7 in Durango

5:00 pm - Adjourn

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Witnessing the strength of Southern Colorado

Agriculture and politics have something in common. When they’re working right, they’re flying under the radar. When there are bumps in the road, everyone is very aware of just how much they impact our daily lives. 

In rural areas, the lines blur even more often between the two as producers are used to doing what needs to be done - whether that’s on their operations or in their community.

Nutrien Ag’s Seed Survivor Trailer Connects Colorado Kids with Agriculture

There are only two Seed Survivor trailers and both travel throughout Canada and the United States all year long to give children the chance to learn about the building blocks of agriculture. Over the past several weeks, the Seed Survivor trailers have traveled from Weld and Larimer counties to the San Luis Valley and Walsenburg, engaging hundreds of elementary school students.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Farm Enterprise Connects the Past to a Forward-Thinking Future

On a hot September afternoon, a mix of government and tribal partners gathered to celebrate a hydropower plant project that will support the daily operations of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s Farm & Ranch Enterprise. Staff and board directors from the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Department of Natural Resources, and project participants from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe gathered to view the latest tool in the climate change mitigation toolbox - a recently installed hydroelectric turbine.

San Luis Valley Tour, Part two: Water & Soil

Water was an important focus of our trip as it is a critical resource for agriculture. Part of the purpose of our visit to the San Luis Valley was to see irrigation projects and attend the Congreso de Acequias, an annual celebration of water, land, and community that shines a light on acequias as both irrigation ditches and forms of community self-governance. Throughout our visit, we were reminded that water plays an essential role in the communities of the Valley.