Ag Day at the Capitol
Each year, Colorado celebrates the agricultural industry at the Capitol. On Wednesday, March 22, growers, chefs, state officials and more from around the state gathered to celebrate Colorado-grown food. Ag Day at the Capitol recognizes Colorado’s agricultural industry and all it does for our state, including feeding Colorado’s population, its stewardship of our resources, and its economic impact. ACF Colorado Chefs Association ED with CCA Chefs Joan Brewster, Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Ag Day Chair David Collie all spoke about the importance of Agriculture in the state of Colorado. Agriculture in Colorado contributes $40 billion of economic output and 173,000 jobs in the state.
Sharing the taste of Colorado Potatoes
As part of Ag Day at the Capitol, a cooking competition is held where Colorado chefs compete using Colorado-produced ingredients. Members of the ACF Colorado Chef Association all teamed up with Colorado producers to serve amazing dishes to over 1,000 attendees that featured some of the amazing products produced in our state. This year, our sister organization, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee-Area III, teamed up with Eco-Cuisine to bring delicious Colorado grown potatoes to lawmakers.
Ag Day: A Success for Colorado Potatoes!
Not only was the agriculture industry, and all it does for our state, recognized, but so were Colorado potatoes! Board members of Colorado Potatoes, Bob Mattive, Dave Warsh, and Roger Christensen, all attended Ag Day at the Capitol to represent the Colorado potato industry, along with Colorado Potatoes Executive Director, Jim Ehrlich. Overall, the event was a great success and was able to showcase Colorado agriculture and all that it contributes to Colorado.