08-22-18 CDA News: Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay…

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CDA: Annual Publication Promotes Colorado Hay

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –The 2018 Colorado Hay Directory, published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, is now available.
“With dry conditions in Colorado and across the country, this publication helps connect horse and livestock owners with the hay they need,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “It is a valuable resource for both producers and buyers.” Continue reading

05-16-17 CDA News: Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay…

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CDA: Annual Publication Promotes Colorado Hay

BROOMFIELD, Colo.-The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2017 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication connects hay producers with buyers.
“We receive calls from across the country requesting information about Colorado hay,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “This publication helps Colorado producers market their hay.” Continue reading

01-17-17 CDA: Resources Available for Farms Looking to Develop and Expand Wholesale Markets

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Resources Available for Farms Looking to Develop and Expand Wholesale Markets

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado State University (CSU) Extension are partnering with the MarketReady team from the University of Kentucky for a two-day course on scaling-up farm businesses for wholesale markets. Potential markets include grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and food distributors.
The training will be held on February 15 and 16, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Broomfield office. Program topics include packaging, labeling, pricing, supply, delivery, storage, invoicing, insurance, quality assurance and temperature control, and communication strategies with buyers. While both days constitute a train-the-trainer workshop, day two is specifically designed for farmers and ranchers, with breakout sessions to develop produce and meat marketing skills and a buyer panel. Registration fees vary, with group discounts for farmers available. Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for details,registration and agenda. Continue reading

01-13-17 CDA: Grants Available to Benefit Colorado’s Specialty Crops

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Grants Available to Benefit Colorado’s Specialty Crops

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Colorado produces a wide variety of specialty crops, from peaches and apples to chiles and hops. To help develop and promote the state’s specialty crops, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking proposals for the Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and nursery crops including floriculture and sod. Continue reading

01-04-17 CDA: Deadline Approaching for Inclusion in Annual Farm Fresh Publication

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Deadline Approaching for Inclusion in Annual Farm Fresh Publication

BROOMFIELD, Colo.– Growers can market their products to consumers statewide through the annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Farm Fresh promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. The 2017 edition is being organized, and producers are encouraged to submit their information for inclusion. Continue reading

05-19-16 CDA News: Hay Producers Needed for Annual Publication

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Hay Producers Needed for Annual Publication

BROOMFIELD, Colo.-The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2016 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication, celebrating its 30th anniversary, markets Colorado hay to buyers.
“For 30 years the Colorado Hay Directory has been a vital tool for hay producers and buyers,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “We continue to get calls from hay buyers around the state and nation requesting copies of this popular publication.”

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08-20-15 CDA News: Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay…

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers. The 2015 edition of the directory is available to the public at no cost.

“We receive calls from hay buyers throughout Colorado and across the country requesting the publication,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “The directory continues to be a great way for Colorado producers to market their hay.”

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08-26-14 CDA News: Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay…

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. –The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers. The 2014 edition of the directory is now available to the public at no cost.

“The directory is a great way for Colorado hay producers to market their hay,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Hay buyers from throughout Colorado and across the country request the publication.”

The 28th edition of the Colorado Hay Directory features producers and brokers of hay as well as companies that provide hay-related products and services. Categorized by region, each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed free status and identifies organic hay.

The Colorado Hay Directory is published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in cooperation with participating Colorado hay producers, Colorado State University Extension, and with support from Hutchison Incorporated, Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas, ProAG-Morris Industries Inc. and Producer’s Choice.

The directory and other hay resources are available online at www.coloradoagriculture.com. For more information or to request a copy of the 2014 Colorado Hay Directory, call the Colorado Department of Agriculture at (303) 869-9175.

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