Colorado Ag Department Announces Danielle Trotta as New Colorado Proud Program Manager

Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Markets Division is pleased to announce that Danielle Trotta will lead the Colorado Proud program. In the role, Trotta will lead the Department’s work to promote food and agricultural products grown, raised or made in Colorado, and expand the program’s membership base that include growers, processors, schools, restaurants and retailers statewide.

“We’re excited about the vision Danielle has for leading Colorado Proud into the future and building on the successful business development platform she has driven for the past three years,” said Tom Lipetzky, Markets Division Director at the Department of Agriculture.

Trotta served as the Department’s Business Development Specialist since 2018 and as interim program manager for Colorado for the past five months. She created and produced the popular Cultivation Station podcast series and helped enhance consumer outreach through greater use of social media.

“My passion lies in community and agriculture,” said Trotta, “In my new role as Colorado Program Manager I plan to pour myself into these passions, encompassing all walks of life and communities as well as all sectors of our food, beverage, and agricultural industries.”

Prior to joining the Department, Trotta co-managed a commercial and registered Red Angus cattle operation in Eastern Colorado. In her later role as a livestock audit specialist, she became a certified National Milk Producers Federation FARM Animal Care Evaluator and completed the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization in Dairy Welfare. She also holds certifications in artificial insemination and the Produce Safety Rule. Trotta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a Masters Degree in Agriculture with a focus on Integrated Resource Management from Colorado State University.

Colorado Proud is a program of the Colorado Department of Agriculture that promotes food and agricultural products grown, raised or made in Colorado. The program’s 2,900 members include growers, processors, schools, restaurants and retailers statewide. Learn more online at

The Colorado Department of Agriculture exists to support the state’s agriculture industry and serve the people of Colorado through regulation, advocacy and education. Our mission is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture, promote a safe and high-quality food supply, protect consumers, and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources. Learn more online at

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker 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.