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.

 

GREAT LINKS FOR LEARNING:
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