Colorado Foundation for Agriculture opens search for board, advisor members

Westminster, Colo. – The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is seeking candidates to serve on its board of directors and advisory committee. Applications are due August 5, 2020 and may be found at GrowingYourFuture.com.

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture (CFA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education corporation with the vision of advancing agricultural literacy in the next generation of citizens, consumers, and professionals. CFA’s mission is connecting Colorado educators and students to their food, fiber, fuel, and natural resources. A seven- to nine-member voting board of directors governs the Foundation. The 12-member non-voting advisory committee helps guide the board on the development of resources and programs.
The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture was formed in 1991 and has a well-established reputation of providing quality educational programs and resources. The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is the state contact organization for the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization. The purpose of the Agriculture in the Classroom® (AITC) program is to improve agricultural literacy – from preK to 12th grade. The program strives to improve student achievement by applying authentic, agricultural-based content as the context to teach core curriculum concepts in science, social studies, language arts, and nutrition. By encouraging teachers to embed agriculture into their classroom, AITC cultivates an understanding and appreciation of the food and fiber system we all rely on every day. During the 2018-2019 school year, CFA reached more than 317,500 Colorado educators and students. To view annual reports, available resources, and other information about the Foundation, please visit www.GrowingYourFuture.com.
The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture derives its funding from grants, sponsorships from community stakeholders, and individual donations from those interested in promoting agricultural literacy across the state of Colorado.
For more information about the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture or the board of directors and advisory committee, please contact Jennifer Scharpe, CFA executive director, at 970-818-3308 or Info@GrowingYourFuture.com.
The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is a 501(c)3 non-profit education corporation. The vision is to advance agricultural literacy in the next generation of consumers, citizens, and professionals. The mission is connecting Colorado educators and students to their food, fiber, fuel, and natural resources. During the 2018-2019 school year, the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture was able to reach more than 317,500 students and educators through Colorado’s various Agriculture in the Classroom® programs and resources. To learn more or to make a tax deductible gift, visit GrowingYourFuture.com.

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.