Inside the CDA’s Colorado Proud Program w/Wendy White…

How Can You Buy “Local” during the COVID-19 Situation?

The BARN – Briggsdale, CO – April 6, 2020 – During the current Coronavirus pandemic, around the state…Colorado farmers and retailers continue to feed consumers’ “appetite” for locally-sourced foods and products, while helping localize our food system — and boost our economy.  And that’s GREAT news for everyone!

Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss the importance of locally-sourced food and products and how the Colorado Program is assisting in that tireless effort is Wendy White, Marketing Specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture in the Markets Division.

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Wendy Lee White has been a Domestic Marketing Specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture for more than 15 years. Her primary responsibility is managing the award-winning Colorado Proud program, which encourages consumers, restaurants, schools and retailers to purchase Colorado food and agricultural products. She organizes public relations and promotion efforts for the Markets Division in addition to developing division brochures and publications. Wendy is also actively involved with promoting agritourism events and activities in the state. Through the annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory and the Department’s Web site, she helps farms and ranches market their agritourism operations to both residents and tourists. Wendy graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Animal Science and from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with an MBA emphasizing Marketing.

To learn more about the Colorado Proud Program visit www.coloradoproud.org

The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe, high quality, and sustainable food supply; and protect consumers, the environment, and natural resources.  The vision of the Department of Agriculture is that Colorado agriculture be strong and vibrant, a key driver of the state’s economy, and recognized worldwide for its safe, affordable, and abundant supply of high quality food and agricultural products. If you would like to learn more about the Colorado Department of Agriculture stop by their offices @ 305 Interlocken Parkway in Broomfield, CO, give them a call @ 303-869-9000 or visit the CDA online @ www.colorado.gov/ag

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.