Colorado egg producers will take part in Ag Day at the Capitol on March 22

The “most popular event under the Golden Dome” is set for March 22, as Gov. John Hickenlooper, state officials, the media and others will take part in a well-deserved “thank you” to Colorado’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses during Agriculture Day at the Capitol.

Each year, the event comes together with the help of Colorado Egg Producers personnel. David Collie, CEP industry relations manager and owner of Collie Consulting LLC, takes the lead among the organizations of the Colorado Ag Council to organize the event, while other CEP reps are on hand to assist.

With nearly 1,000 people in attendance, the event is highlighted by a cook-off competition featuring local chefs, lawmakers and ag representatives creating dishes with Colorado-grown foods. At last year’s event, the CEP team took second place overall in the 14-team cook-off competition.

Colorado’s Agriculture Day at the Capitol, which happens in conjunction with National Ag Week, showcases all that the agriculture industry does for our state, including its efforts in feeding Colorado’s 5 million-plus people, its stewardship of our resources and its $40 billion economic impact—a top three contributor to the state’s economy.