CO Proud Invites You To Be Part of the Agricultural Workforce Development Program

Dear Colorado Proud Members,

Are you interested in hiring an intern for your agricultural business in 2021?

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting applications for the Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWDP) which can reimburse qualified businesses for up to half the cost of hiring an intern, up to $5,000.

In order to apply, you will need to complete an online application by 11:59 PM on December 18th.

Applications will then go through a competitive review process, and applicants will be notified of their award status in February 2021.

More information can be found on CDA’s AWDP page, or by contacting Jennifer Benson, CDA Grants Specialist, at

Thank you!


Danielle TrottaBusiness Development SpecialistColorado Department of Agriculture, Markets DivisionO 303.869.9176  I M 970.372.9351305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield, CO  I

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.