Learn About Ag


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Educating our youth on the importance of agriculture is vital to the future of Colorado's ag industry.

At CDA, we strive to teach that agriculture is not just about cows and plows. Agriculture is part of the food they eat, the pets they care for, and yards they play in. We encourage everyone to learn as much about today's agricultural way of life and, if possible, pass that valuable information along to a young child who may be getting their first glimpse into agriculture.

COLORADO AGRICULTURE--Learn, Speak, Share   


Colorado Agricultural Directory - includes ag associations, state government offices, farm/ranch management assistance, national and federal offices, conservation districts and CSU extension offices.

Just the Facts...

Colorado agriculture contributes $41 billion to the state economy and employs nearly 173,000 people!  (The Contribution of Agriculture to Colorado’s Economy: An Executive Summary by Colorado State University)

National Ranking of Colorado Products
by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
Full Colorado Profile

Proso Millet 1st
Sheep & Lambs, All 3rd
Potatoes, Summer 3rd
Cantaloupe (2010) 4th
Fed Cattle Marketings 4th
Sorghum Silage 4th
Sunflowers, Oil 4th
Winter Wheat 4th
Wool Production 4th
Cattle on Feed 5th
Dry Summer Storage Onions (2010) 5th
Potatoes, All 5th
Potatoes, Fall 5th
Sunflowers, Non-oil 5th
Barley 6th
Peaches 6th
Cabbage (2010) 7th
Sorghum for Grain 7th
Sweet Corn Fresh (2010) 7th
Spring Wheat 8th
Alfalfa Hay 9th
Dry Edible Beans 9th
Sugarbeets 9th
Cattle and Calves, All 10th
Pig Crop 12th
Hay, All 13th
Beef Cows 14th
Corn for Grain 14th
Corn Silage 15th
Milk Production 15th
Hogs and Pigs, All 16th
Milk Cows 16th
Calf Crop 18th
Chickens, All 23rd
Egg Production 23rd
Layers, All 23rd
Oats 24th
Other Hay 24th
Apples 26th