BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions next week to gather public and stakeholder input on the rules governing the newly established Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program.
The Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program comes as the result of SB 21-248, which appropriated up to $30 million for low interest loans and farm-to-market infrastructure loans and grants. These sessions will be specific to the loan program.
CDA will hold two listening sessions to accommodate varying schedules. The content of the sessions will be the same, except for the Q&A portion of each presentation.
These listening sessions will be held virtually and are free and accessible to all, though we are asking attendees to register in advance.
CDA Listening Sessions on Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program
You do not need to attend both sessions, please register for the session that works best for you.
Monday, September 20, 2021, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. MT
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MT
If you are unable to attend these sessions, you will have an opportunity to submit your feedback via an online form. Draft rule language will be available on the CDA website (under “Rule Hearings & Draft Rule Proposals”) in the coming days.
CDA will also hold two additional sessions focused on specific audiences, including beginning and young farmers and ranchers and underrepresented communities.
These meetings are free and open to the public, but are meant to solicit feedback specifically from the identified audiences to better understand their needs. If you fall into either of these categories, please register for one or both of the meetings that best fit you.
Young & Beginning Farmer/Rancher Meeting
Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MT
Underserved or Underrepresented Communities Meeting
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MT
With questions or comments on the Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Colorado Department of Agriculture
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