Colorado Corn serves as the voice and advocacy organization for corn growers in Colorado. It is the collective name for two distinct organizations with overlapping missions. The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) and the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) work on behalf of more than 3,000 corn producers through market development, promotion, research, and education.
As the state’s most widely produced commodity, corn is a part of more farm operations in Colorado than any other crop. Our state’s producers typically plant between 1.1 and 1.3 million acres annually, resulting in 140 to 180 million bushel of corn that is primarily used for livestock feed.
The organization’s mission is to enhance our stakeholders’ way of life and to provide vision and direction for current and future challenges by enhancing the value of corn, being good land stewards, and providing services and education.
As one of Colorado’s leading economic engines, we believe agricultural industries are vital to our state’s success now and in the future, and key contributors to our region’s food and energy security.
Our organizations provide market development, promotion, research, education, advocacy and legislative support for corn farmers, but we are equally invested in community matters, to ensure that agriculture and rural communities in Colorado continue to thrive. Today’s most pressing matters involve our alternative fuels advocacy. The challenges before us are significant, but we are committed to improving the public’s understanding of the facts about ethanol and to setting the record straight concerning production, consumption, byproducts, and benefits of this important industry.
Whether we are working at the legislative level on issues such as land use or water rights, at the research level advancing drought tolerant traits, higher yields and technology, or at the education level to promote industry awareness, safety, or renewable energy, our goal is to appropriately serve the interests of corn producers in Colorado.
While our task list is long, we’re never too busy to hear what you have to say. Please contact us via email or phone with your questions or comments, and if you’re not a member, consider joining. Membership is available to the general public as well as to members of the agricultural community.