Ag Day 2020
Colorado ag producers know how to grow food. And once a year ag professionals and their advocates gather at the state capitol to help Colorado lawmakers understand what it takes.
Ag Day is an event by the Colorado Ag Council which calls it a celebration of all the wonderful things that agriculture brings to the state, country, and world.
Terry Frankhauser Chair of the Agriculture Council and Executive Vice President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. He says the March 25th event will highlight the industry’s efforts in feeding, fueling and clothing the state’s more than 5 million residents.
Frankhauser: “Everybody has a perception of agriculture. What it is and what it isn’t. This opportunity really helps them understand the broad spectrum of not only commodities but the diversity of ag production and producers. The real impact directly but more importantly indirectly. Tourism and recreation benefit hugely from agriculture because we maintain the view sheds.”
“Many individuals don’t really understand the full breadth and reach and depth of agriculture and this is a great way of doing that.”
Ag Day at the Capitol is March 25 this year and is held in conjunction with National Ag Week.
The Colorado Agriculture Council is once again partnering with local chefs to showcase Colorado products. Chef teams will consist of Ag Council members and state legislators preparing lunch. The lunch is open to producers and those at the Capitol. About 1000 people are expected to attend.