CDA: Nominations for Hemp Advisory Committee EXTENDED due July 9th

Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for Hemp Advisory Committee (HAC) members. The committee provides advice to the Commissioner by reviewing proposed rules and recommending new rules or changes to existing rules, including rules that establish CDA’s inspection program to determine THC concentration. 

Members of the HAC serve three-year terms to advise the Department and confer on all matters regarding the regulation of hemp. They assist the Commissioner and program staff in promulgating rules to carry out the Hemp Act, Title 35, Article 61. The HAC will meet once a quarter (four times a year). The HAC is made up of 10 members. Currently there are six vacancies on the committee that expire on 7/31/21 and need to be filled.

All applications are due Wednesday, July 9th by 5 pm MT. 

The Department is seeking nominations for the following positions:


  • One member with experience in industrial hemp regulation
  • One member representing the hemp manufacturing industry
  • One member representing small hemp businesses
  • One member who is a citizen advocate for industrial hemp
  • One member who is a representative from the cannabinoid industry
  • One member who represents certified seed growers

More information about the positions can be found in this description of duties. To submit a nomination, interested parties should use the official nomination form and email it to industrialhemp@state.co.us no later than July 9, 2021 at 5 pm MT. 

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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.