Press Release

Colorado State Fair Launches New Partnership with Top Regional Marketing Firm

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the selection of Southern Colorado-based AdPro 360 as the new marketing firm for the Colorado State Fair 2021 season. Contracting with the firm is a key action item in executing on the State Fair’s strategic goal of creating a dynamic, comprehensive marketing and outreach plan to elevate the State Fair across Colorado.

Governor Polis Celebrates Release of CHAMP Report

Colorado Governor Jared Polis, in partnership with Colorado State University, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Division of Regulatory Agencies, and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, is pleased to announce today’s release of the Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan (CHAMP) report.

Colorado Food and Ag Processors and Manufacturers Invited to Apply for New Grant Opportunity

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.

CDA Applauds Rural and Agricultural Investments Proposed in the Colorado Recovery Plan

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is excited to work with the Governor’s Office and legislative leaders from both parties to pass and implement the Colorado Recovery Plan. 


The plan invests heavily in our rural and agricultural communities to ensure they build back quicker and stronger from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many important investments, the recovery plan calls for one-time funding that includes: