Ag Commission

The Colorado Agricultural Commission is a group of nine agricultural leaders appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. They are responsible for making recommendations to the Commissioner, the Governor and the General Assembly regarding agricultural issues within the state; developing policies for preparing and enforcing rules and regulations related to agriculture; reviewing and approving all rules and regulations prior to adoption by the Commissioner; developing general policy for managing the agriculture department; and approving and monitoring the agriculture department's budget.


Ag Commission Meetings

The Colorado Agricultural Commission is required to meet quarterly. 
dates subject to change
Contact: Kyli Kehler, Executive Assistant at or (303) 869-9004

Jan 9, 2014, 8:00am Agenda
Feb 12, 2014, 9:00am Agenda   

April 9, 2014, 9:00am Agenda  at Welby Gardens Wholesale Office, 2761 E. 74th Avenue, Denver, CO 80229
June 11, Broomfield, 8:00am, Agenda
August 5, Conference Call, Agenda     
Sept 17, agenda 
Nov 12, Broomfield Agenda 

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are located at:

Colorado Department of Agriculture
305 Interlocken Parkway
Broomfield, CO  80021

Ag Commission Members

Chairman: Alex Gerace, (U), District 1 At-Large, 3rd term/Expires 2017
Vice Chairman: Thomas Cameron (D), District 4, 2nd term/Expires 2015
Segundo Diaz, (U), District 3, 1st term/Expires 2015
Michael Hirakata, (R), District 3 At-Large, 1st term/Expires 2017
Alvin Kunugi, (D), District 3 At-Large, 1st term/Expires 2015
Barbara Marty, (R), District 1, 2nd term/Expires 2015
Brett Rutledge, (D), District 2, 1st term/Expires 2017
Jo Stanko, (D), District 4 At-Large, 1st term/Expires 2015
Steve Young, (R), District 2 At-Large, 1st term/Expires 2017 

Commission Staff

John T. Salazar

Commissioner of Agriculture

Bus (303) 869-9000

Fax (303) 466-2867

Ron Carleton

Deputy Commissioner

Bus (303) 869-9000

Fax (303) 466-2867

Jenifer Gurr

Chief Administrative Officer

Bus (303) 869-9002

Fax (303) 466-2867

Kyli Kehler

Executive Assistant

Bus (303) 869-9004

Fax (303) 466-2867