CDA is seeking applications for volunteers to serve on its Soil Health Program Advisory Committee to advise the Department and the Commissioner on matters regarding the Soil Health Program.

The Soil Health Program Advisory Committee provides a critical link between CDA and agricultural producers, water users, and others with expertise in soil health.

The committee will be appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture and is responsible for approving soil health grants proposed by the Department and assisting in the development of CDA’s Voluntary Soil Health Program (Title 35, Article 73). 

Applications are due November 30, 2021

Apply Here –> https://ag.colorado.gov/soil-health

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Per state statute, applications are sought for the following positions:

*one irrigated crop producer;  

*one dryland crop producer; 

*one rancher; 

*one organic producer; 

*one crop consultant; 

*one representative of an Indian Tribe;  

*one representative with expertise in soil carbon storage and natural climate mitigation; 

*two members of the board of the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts;  

*one water user from east of the Continental Divide who owns, leases, or represents owners of adjudicated water rights used for agriculture, including members of a ditch corporation, acequia, or a shareholder or parciante of either; and      

*one water user from west of the Continental Divide who owns, leases, or represents owners of adjudicated water rights used for agriculture, including members of a ditch corporation, acequia, or a shareholder or parciante of either. 

Apply Here –> https://ag.colorado.gov/soil-health

Applications are due November 30th, 2021.

The application form is available online.


CDA welcomes applications from those interested in serving. People from diverse constituencies and communities of color are encouraged to apply.


Participation in the advisory committee is voluntary and members receive no compensation for their service. However, members may be reimbursed for travel and expenses required in the performance of their official duties. In the near future, all meetings will have a virtual attendance option.


Please contact cda_soil@state.co.us with questions about the application process or the program. Learn more about CDA’s Voluntary Soil Health Program here.

By Brian 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.