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State Fair Seeks Dynamic, Innovative Leader for General Manager Role

The Department of Agriculture is seeking a talented and imaginative leader to take the reins of the Colorado State Fair, a well respected cultural and agricultural event older than the department itself. The fair’s General Manager provides the strategic direction and operational oversight of the Fair Division, the planning and execution of the 11-day State Fair Exhibition, as well as fairground management and master plan development.

Polis Administration Provides Additional Funding for Non-lethal Wolf Deterrents

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are providing additional funding to the Middle Park Stockgrowers (MPSG) Association to continue supporting their community efforts of on-the-ground non-lethal predator deterrents. 

CDA is extending the agreement with MPSG and, through collaboration with CPW, adding an additional $28,000 to support the association’s non-lethal deterrents plan, which includes a night time range rider to prevent wolf conflicts. 

Four Decades of Eating Local: Farm Fresh Directory Turns 40!

What gets older but fresher every year? Why the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, of course!

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Farm Fresh Directory has been a staple in helping Colorado consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, and so much more in each corner of our beautiful state. As Coloradans look forward to returning to typical summer activities, the 2024 Farm Fresh Directory is a must have for the freshest info on farm stands and local markets. This year, the directory also includes a listing of 151 Colorado wineries.

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June Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month

June is Dairy Month, celebrating the delicious and nutritious products that come from milk. Dairy plays an essential role in our diets, offering a range of benefits including high-quality protein, calcium, and vitamins. 

Mesa County Receives Funding to Help Eradicate Japanese Beetle

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is sending $110,000 to Mesa County to evict an unwanted visitor: the Japanese beetle.

This invasive pest, which was discovered within the city limits of Grand Junction in the summer of 2022, can cause great damage to both ornamental horticulture and agricultural operations on the Western slope. Japanese beetles feed on more than 300 species of plants, many of which are essential to western Colorado’s agricultural economy, including peaches, grapes, sweet corn, and many other ornamental plants in urban spaces, including turf grass.