Hemp Center Seeks Steering Members
Colorado Ag officials are looking for well connected and well-informed Hemp industry professionals to help create the future of the state Hemp Center of Excellence.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture says it is seeking applicants to serve on the state Hemp Center of Excellence (COE) steering committee. The purpose of the committee is to assist CDA and its contractor, Denver-based MPG Consulting, in developing the organizational structure and a five-year strategic plan for the Center.
Ag Commissioner Kate Greenberg earlier told Colorado Ag Today the Center of Excellence has the potential to be hugely beneficial to the state in the long-term.
Greenberg: ”The Center of Excellence in my mind is the gravitational force of all of that effort here in Colorado. It will draw resources and research here to the state to further Colorado’s leadership in the industry. It will give us a lot of flexibility in terms of what we decided to do as a state, as a community, as an industry to provide a pathway to open these doors for producers and businesses alike, to advance their opportunities, but also advance our state’s stewardship. I think there’s a lot we can do to combine a lot of our goals in Colorado in a way that helps build a strong, resilient, vibrant marketplace for Colorado producers.
The CDA says they’re looking for steering committee members who are well connected with the hemp industry sector they represent and who are able to gather stakeholder input in an unbiased fashion. Members will be expected to attend at least 75 percent of committee meetings through June 30, 2021. They must also be committed to advancing the hemp industry in Colorado as a whole.
Information about the steering committed positions is on the CDA website. The application deadline is February 15, 2021.