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 Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Maggie Baldwin has been named state veterinarian. In the role, Dr. Baldwin will manage CDA’s Animal Health division through planning, directing and executing all programs, policies and cooperative agreements with other governmental agencies.
In keeping with the state of Colorado’s efforts to develop a robust hemp industry since the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) launched a hemp pilot program in 2014, stakeholder feedback is now being sought for the continued development of Colorado’s State Hemp Plan.
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.
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.
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.
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 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: