Join CCA at Colorado’s Agriculture Day at the Capitol
Each March, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) joins its counterparts and friends in the industry to celebrate National Agriculture Week. Ranchers and farmers across the nation play a vital role in the production of wholesome, safe food and in the stewardship of our environment. In conjunction with the week-long celebration, Colorado also hosts Ag Day at the Capitol, which showcases Colorado’s diverse agriculture production in partnership with state legislators and chefs. This year, the event will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at the Colorado State Capitol on the first floor. Lunch will be served from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Ag Day at the Capitol teams up local chefs with agriculture producers in a cook-off competition using Colorado-grown foods. CCA will be one of the contenders, and is excited to feature 5280 Culinary Beef as the star chef for its dish. The lunch is open to producers and those at the Capitol, and CCA urges its members to attend.
The annual event is hosted and organized by the Colorado Agriculture Council; and highlights the industry’s efforts in feeding, fueling and clothing the state’s 5+ million residents, its stewardship of the state’s resources, and its economic impact – which is a top three contributor to the state’s economy, bringing in more than $40 billion annually and providing over 173,000 jobs.
Ag Day at the Capitol has become a favorite event “under the Gold Dome” and is attended by over 1,000 people. While the food competition is entertaining and the plated samples are tasty; it’s also an important day to reflect on the importance of agriculture, while recognizing the dedicated and resilient ag producers throughout Colorado.
Learn more about 2019 Colorado Ag Day at the Capitol on March 20th – CLICK HERE