Cpac's recipe of the week:
This weeks pick: fudge mocha potato cake
For Potato recipes, photos (food shots, harvest, Potato varieties, etc.) Please contact the CPAc office.
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2016 Rocky Mountain Ag Conference
This year's Rocky Mountain Ag Conference will be February 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2016 in Monte Vista, Colorado.
Registration for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Ag Conference coming soon!
2015 SLV Potato Festival, one for the books!
We are happy to announce that the proceeds collected from this years Potato Festival came in at just over $2,000, which went to the Vali 3 Theater! We were happy and excited to work with the Vali 3 Theater crew this year and CPAC, as well as the Potato Industry of the SLV, want the best for our community! We believe this is just another step in the right direction.
2015 Colorado potato Essay Contest
The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee would like to announce the winners for the 2015 Colorado Potato Essay Contest!
High School Winner- Student: Kacey Buttrick, Teacher: Ms. Faust- South Park High School-Fairplay, CO
Read her essay here.
Middle School Winner-Student: Gabriela Rucker, Teacher: Ms. Wheeler-Casey Middle School-Boulder, CO
Read her essay here.
Are you interested in participating in next years essay contest? We send out our contest information to over 700 high schools and middle schools within the state of Colorado every year. If you're interested and want to make sure your school is on our list, please contact Racheal at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you win? Each student winner recieves receives a $300 "Adventure Pack" made up of gift certificates to various activities, attractions, or sporting good stores in their area! The students teacher also wins $300 in cash!
Colorado Proud Campaign commercials
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The Agriculture Education Program's mission is to reconnect youth to agriculture through education and help them to see and understand that agriculture is sustainable, conservation minded and builds important interrelationships with the ecosystem and our culture. The vision of AEP is to promote agriculture through problem solving, critical thinking and hands-on experiences to the learner. CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE K-12 EDUCATION CIRRICULUM.
Antique Potato Equipment
Here is a picture of the antique potato equipment we have displayed in the yard at the CPAC office. A special thanks to Clyde Jones who generously donated the potato shaker to our growing display. We now have a planter,harvester, sorter, and shaker.
We are grateful to Jim Clare and the San Luis Valley Antique Iron club for their contributions to the impressive collection. It is nice to remember the old days but it sure helps you appreciate the modern equipment we have today.
Beautiful Outside…Beautiful Inside
When we asked consumers what images comes to mind when they think of Colorado, they answered …fresh…healthy…natural…beautiful…
The Majestic snow-covered peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains jut up 14,000 feet to surround the fertile plateau of the San Luis Valley. Here, at 7600 feet, in the highest and largest commercial agricultural valley in the world, the potato flourishes.
This ideal combination of location, climate, soil and practices produces potatoes that not only look good, but are good for you. From our long-popular Russets to fast-growing specialties, potatoes grown in Colorado are known for their superior color,shape and, in some varieties, nutritional properties. The cool weather also contributes to the smoothness of the skin, while the Valley’s isolation helps eliminate pest and disease. That’s not even mentioning the flavor that makes them a favorite in both homes and restaurants. No other potato producing region can boast of this fortune of goods and geography!
Farmers began growing potatoes in Colorado's San Luis Valley about 1875, making it one of the oldest potato growing areas in the country. The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, representing the area Colorado Potato Growers and Colorado Potato Shippers, recently adopted a new theme line to reflect: its reputation QUALITY AT ITS PEAK.