Articles, facts & infographics about Colorado Agriculture | Farm Flavor
Home Colorado Agriculture

Colorado Agriculture

Colorado Agriculture

When thinking about colorful Colorado, outdoor adventure and the Rocky Mountains usually spring to mind. However, nearly half of the state’s 66 million acres are dedicated just to farms and ranches. Home to towering mountains and flat plains, soils in Colorado’s eastern regions and valley of the western mountains are some of the most fertile in the nation. It is no wonder that the agricultural sector contributes more than $40 billion to the state’s economy each year and provides more than 173,000 jobs.
Cattle and calves, corn, wheat, hay and dairy dominate as the Centennial State’s leading agricultural commodities. Colorado is as diverse in commodities as in geography, with producers raising bison, ostriches and emu, and growing sunflowers, grapes and mushrooms, among others.

Family-Owned Plant Farm Stays Grounded for Generations

The Gerace family continues to grow successful produce and plants in Colorado.

How Colorado’s Horse Industry is Thriving

Therapeutic horse riding is a staple activity in Colorado's horse industry.

Colorado Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

36,180

Farmers Markets

156

Economic Impact

$7.7B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

Recent Articles

Colorado is Raising the Bar in Liquid Arts

Liquid arts is on the rise in Colorado with craft beers, ciders, wines and distilled spirits gaining more popularity.

Colorado Farmers Advance with New Ag Technology

New developments in ag technology have created enormous environmental benefits for Colorado farmers.

Other Articles

Cultivating Colorado 2018

Flip through the pages of the 2017-18 edition of Cultivating Colorado magazine.

Reliable Electricity with Colorado Rural Electric Association

Rural communities in Colorado have dependable electricity thanks to Colorado Rural Electric Association.

New University Programs Boost Beverage and Food Industries in Colorado

Colorado State University program bring students to the forefront of the innovation and research behind the state’s beer, beverage, and food industries.

Colorado Dairy Farmers Milk Success

Hard work, dedication and family values are what fuels this dairy farm family to achieve greatness.

6 Different Cow Breeds Grazing in Colorado

Learn the difference between Colorado cow breeds.

4Rivers Equipment Partners with Agriculture Community

4Rivers Equipment has been helping customers in the ag community solve issues with high-quality products and outstanding customer service.

Popular Posts

Pork Tenderloin with zesty cranberry sauce recipe

Pork Tenderloin With Zesty Cranberry Sauce

A sweet and spicy jalapeno-pineapple-cranberry sauce gives a kick to oven-roasted pork tenderloin.
Apple Pie Bread Recipe

Apple Pie Bread

Send this to a friend