Press Release

CDA, FSA, CSU Extension to Host Digital Town Hall for Agriculture Affected by Marshall Fire

Colorado Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency are partnering with Boulder County and Colorado State University Extension Offices for a Tele Town Hall to answer questions about programs available for agricultural entities affected by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County. The Town Hall will be held on Tuesday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Input From Ag Producers Needed On The Natural and Working Lands Strategic Plan To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking input from farmers and ranchers on the agricultural section of the Natural and Working Lands (NWL) Strategic Plan, which is part of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap released in early 2021 as a result of House Bill 19-1261

Conservation Excellence Award Winners Recognized for Work on East Troublesome Fire Recovery and Soil Health Initiatives

Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Award for Conservation Excellence, which recognizes individuals in Conservation Districts who have demonstrated excellence and leadership for Colorado’s conservation community. This year’s honorees are Katlin Miller from the Middle Park Conservation District and Patrick O’Neill from the Mosca-Hooper Conservation District.

Ag Water Quality Advisory Committee Seeking New Volunteer Member Applications

CDA is seeking volunteers to serve on the Agricultural Water Quality Advisory Committee, which provides the department with guidance and feedback on issues impacting ground and surface water quality. The Agricultural Water Quality Program (AWQP) relies upon the 14 member advisory committee to help guide program objectives, evaluate effectiveness of program activities, and provide a direct link to local perspectives from consumers and producers across Colorado. 

CDA Secures Additional $3.4 Million in Grants To Help Producers, Conservation Districts Employ Climate-Smart Soil Health Practices

To advance voluntary stewardship of working lands through the adoption of soil health practices, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce it has secured more than $3.4M in additional grant funding to support the voluntary Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources (STAR) program. 

Colorado Proud's December Recipe of the Month - Roasted Butternut Squash

Even in the winter, you can still find fresh produce in Colorado. Greenhouses and high-tech storage facilities let us shop local even during the coldest months of the year. Gourds store especially well in the right conditions. Many of our Colorado Proud farmers provide winter squash, which you can find at local retailers or winter farmers markets