To strengthen local food systems and create greater supply chain resilience, the Colorado Department of Agriculture will distribute grant funding to be used for agricultural processing projects. Up to $2 million will be awarded through a competitive Farm-to-Market Infrastructure Grant Program to help farmers, ranchers, food processors and manufacturers improve local food systems and drive the development and expansion of agricultural value-added projects.
Applications are now open to Colorado farmers, ranchers, and food businesses looking to show they’re Colorado Proud. The Colorado Proud Marketing and Technical Assistance grant program will award competitive grants to Colorado food and agricultural producers who are looking to broaden their reach and expand into new sales channels.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2021 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication connects hay producers with buyers.
“The Hay Directory is a great way for livestock owners across the state and beyond to find the feed they need easily,” said Danielle Trotta, senior marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “We know how busy our livestock producers are, and so by publishing our annual Hay Directory we can take some of the legwork out for them.”
When the weather warms, and tiny green asparagus tips start peeking through the ground, it’s a sure sign that the spring produce season has officially started in Colorado.
The Department of Agriculture is offering six FREE virtual marketing webinars this spring to help educate ag and food business owners on state of the art ways to connect with consumers through the latest public relations, marketing, branding and social media strategies.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) received an allocation of $312,000 through the Governor’s Office to support Colorado agricultural processors and manufacturers. Applicants will be awarded funds through a competitive process administered by CDA’s Markets Division and the Colorado Agricultural Value-Added Development Board.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the placement of new staff members into two key management roles within CDA’s Markets and State Fair divisions.
As March brings longer days, an early spring ch
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) through Monday, February 15, 2021. To assist applicants in submitting competitive applications, CDA will host an SCBGP Application Workshop on Wednesday, February 3 at 1 p.m.