Colorado Agriculture is Thriving
Colorado has a rich agricultural culture and economy. We have the farmland, know-how, and products to develop an extensive farm to school program statewide. Learn about Colorado’s agriculture and see the potential to expand our local food system.
Colorado Agriculture videos
- Colorado Agriculture is essential to the state, contributing over $16 billion annually to the state’s economy and ranking in the country’s top 10 for production of nearly 30 agricultural products. Find out about Colorado’s history, commodities, and people who help feed our families, neighbors, and the global market.
- Colorado Production. Colorado is more than breathtaking landscapes. Look closely and you’ll see fresh fruits, vegetables, and livestock. And you don’t have to travel far to enjoy them!
- Colorado Proud. By choosing to buy Colorado Proud, you not only get a superior product that is locally grown, fresher & more nutritious; but you also help Colorado’s economy. Look for the Colorado Proud label. Better for you. Better for Colorado.
Colorado Proud Marketing flyers
- Eight Great Reasons to Buy Local
- Colorado Agriculture from A to Z
- Colorado Agriculture Map for Kids
- Colorado Agriculture Statistics Map
Colorado Farm to School Primer
Wondering what “farm to school” is and how you can get involved? The Colorado Farm to School Primer, a publication from LiveWell Colorado provides a comprehensive introduction to Farm to School in Colorado including:
- What is Farm to School all about?
- How does school food work now in Colorado?
- What is happening in Farm to School in Colorado schools now?
- How can gardens and educational activities support better local food in schools?
- What is the potential of Farm to School for our children, farmers and ranchers, and communities?
- How can you help?
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Check out more resources on the Schools subpage.
The Farm to School Planning Toolkit guides you though questions to consider and helpful resources to reference when starting or growing a farm to school program. It is designed for use by schools, school districts, and community partners. The toolkit is filled with tips and examples, insights from others, and lists of resources for further research. Each school district is unique, so browse the topics to find the resources most relevant to you and your implementation team!
In celebration of National Farm to School Month in 2015, the National Farm to School Network hosted a webinar introduction to the farm to school movement. Discussed are the three core elements of farm to school – procurement, education and school gardens – and how the movement is working to connect 23.5 million children to local food in schools all over the country.