1/13/2015 AgLicense: Online Application Streamlining CDA's Business Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2015
Contact:    Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
 
AgLicense: Online Application Streamlining CDA’s Business Services
 
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Agricultural businesses will soon receive a notice in the mail if their license or registration is part of a new online service offered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). The service, AgLicense, provides a renewal service for eight of CDA’s regulatory programs, which represents 26,000 applicants or products.
 
Businesses licensed with the Anhydrous Ammonia, Certified Weighers, Feed Program, Fertilizer Program, Nursery, Pesticide Products, Restricted Use Pesticide Dealers and Seed Dealers programs now have the option to renew and securely pay for their license renewals online at www.colorado.gov/AgLicense.
 
Registration deadlines for Anhydrous Ammonia, Certified Weighers, Feed Program and Fertilizer Program have been extended to Friday, January 15th.
 
Besides renewing licenses and registrations, businesses can also use AgLicense to update their account information such as updating contact information, managing store locations and printing certificates.
 
A mailing has been sent to those businesses affected by this online application. For those that have questions, need help renewing online or would like to request a paper application, please contact the AgLicense Help Desk at 1-844-235-3815 or 303-869-9290.
 
Beginning late 2015, additional functionality will be added to AgLicense to include other Department regulatory programs and functions. Eventually, AgLicense will be the Department’s integrated data repository for managing licenses, certificates, course work, inspections, and other aspects of the agriculture industry.
 
CDA chose Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI) to install and configure National Agribusiness Technology Center’s USAPlants software to meet the growing needs of their licensing division. This project is vast, spanning a 25-month implementation with three phases to completion. Currently CAI provides data repositories for eight other states including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Vermont, New Mexico, Louisiana, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky. USAPlants is one of several components of the AgraGuard suite of software products. Additionally, 24 states have implemented at least one component of AgraGuard software, designed by and for state agriculture agencies to automate support for regulating agriculture and food production in their jurisdiction.
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