In July we celebrate cherry season, a summertime staple grown right here in Colorado. Enjoy this sweet dessert with out-of-town guests and show them what our great state has to offer.
The Colorado State Fair, known for classic events like livestock and horse shows, is adding a new competition to its roster this year: the inaugural Colorado Master Showmanship Competition. The competition will give 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and versatility as they show five different livestock species and take a written exam demonstrating their industry knowledge of each species and overall agricultural expertise.
Nominations for the Hemp Advisory Committee (HAC) have been extended until Friday, July 9 at 5 pm. The Colorado Department of Agriculture encourages those who are interested and match the position categories to submit their applications before the deadline.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the Labor Day weekend headliners for this year’s Colorado State Fair. Loverboy, presented by the Colorado Lottery, will perform live on Sunday, September 5 as the featured entertainment for Colorado Lottery Day at the fair.
After a record-setting $76 million in funds was appropriated to the Colorado Department of Agriculture as part of the Colorado Comeback stimulus, the Department is seeking input from stakeholders on how to invest the funding.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for Hemp Advisory Committee (HAC) members. The committee provides advice to the Commissioner by reviewing proposed rules and recommending new rules or changes to existing rules, including rules that establish CDA’s inspection program to determine THC concentration.
As Coloradans look forward to returning to typical summer activities, farmers’ markets and fresh produce stands are once again becoming the top destinations for outdoor excursions. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 37th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, and more.
June is National Dairy Month, honoring one of Colorado’s most important agricultural commodities. What better way to celebrate than with some cheese on a grilled pizza, just in time to enjoy outdoor summer weather.