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Colorado Proud

Better for you. Better for Colorado.

Choose Colorado.
Colorado Proud, a program of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, promotes food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. Colorado agribusinesses contribute more than $40 billion annually to the state’s economy and provide more than 170,000 jobs.

Colorado has 36,000 farms and ranches encompassing 31 million acres – nearly half the state’s total land.

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CSU Ag Day, September 17th

Join us for the 35th Anniversary CSU Ag Day! Details below:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

BBQ, 11:00am-1:30pm

Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins

Since 1981 Ag Day, hosted by Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics along with Colorado agricultural organizations and associations, is a nonprofit event with Ag Day proceeds furnishing scholarships to Colorado State University agricultural science students. Colorado agricultural growers and producers prepare Colorado’s premier outdoor barbecue from quality Colorado food products.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit

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Tips For Picking Colorado Produce

Know what to look for when selecting your fresh Colorado produce with this helpful cheat sheet!

Why Buy Local?

Enjoy Seasonal Diversity
Experience seasonal and regional favorites such as Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford cantaloupe, Pueblo chiles and Olathe sweet corn!

Savor the Flavor
Since local products don’t need to travel far, produce is allowed to ripen on the trees and in the fields, ensuring the best flavor.

Support the Local Economy
Buying local maintains jobs, sustains family farms and ranches, and contributes to the state economy.

Learn About Your Food
Local farmers, ranchers and food producers are right here in your backyard! They are readily available to answer questions about local products.

Preserve Our Heritage
The physical beauty of farms and ranches enriches Colorado’s landscape and supports the state’s western heritage.

Invest in the Future
Buying local preserves and strengthens the character of communities for generations to come.

Preserve Open Space and Wildlife Habitat
Buying local helps keep farms and ranches profitable, thereby preserving open space and wildlife habitat.



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