BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Every year, Ag Week celebrates and showcases the best of Colorado agriculture to state lawmakers. This year, members of Colorado Agriculture Council and the staff of the Colorado Department of Agriculture will gather at the Colorado State Capitol to bring awareness and understanding of Colorado’s ag industry to lawmakers.
What: Colorado Ag Day
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 12 p.m. MT
Where: Colorado State Capitol, West Foyer (200 East Colfax Avenue)
- Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
- Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg
- Colorado Ag Council Chair/Colorado Corn Promotion Council Executive Director Nicholas Colglazier
- Representative Karen McCormick – D (Chair of the House Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Committee)
- Representative Marc Catlin – R (Vice Chair of the House Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Committee)
- Senator Dylan Roberts – D (Chair of the Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee)
- Senator Cleave Simpson – D (Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee)
Why celebrate Colorado Ag Day?
- Colorado agriculture provides abundant, nutritional products for consumers within the state and around the globe.
- A majority of Coloradans agree that maintaining and protecting agricultural land and water is important.
- Farmers and ranchers play a vital role in producing wholesome, safe food provided to consumers.
- Agriculture ranks among the most important economic sectors in Colorado, supporting more than 195,000 jobs and generating an estimated $47 billion of economic activity annually.
- Land in farms and ranches provides habitat for wildlife and open space, and innovative and sustainable farming practices ensure that our state’s resources will remain protected for generations to come.
- Farmers and ranchers are critical to Colorado agritourism, welcoming tourists from around the world and giving them a taste of the Colorado experience.
- Farmers and ranchers are innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders who remain resilient in their dedication to Colorado agriculture.
— Colorado Department of Agriculture