Did you know that Colorado Corn is two groups working together for the future of corn?
Welcome to Colorado Corn
Our organization represents the corn farmers of this fertile and a-maizing state! Colorado has over 4000 corn producers, tirelessly focused on increasing crop yield while reducing environmental impact. It’s a dynamic tension that brings out the very best in Colorado’s future-focused farmers.
Colorado Corn is proud to represents these avid corn producers. Our organization is made up of two important bodies – The Administrative Committee and the Corn Growers Association. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) was established over thirty years ago to manage a one-penny-per-bushel assessment collected by first handlers of sales of corn in our state. The Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is a member organization founded in 1979 with its dues-paying farmers and ag representatives focusing on policy at the local, state and national levels. It is an association that represents and advocates for the interests of corn growers in Colorado.
Colorado Corn Farmers are stewards of the land and we are proud to represent their interests in agricultural and political circles. We also love to let Colorado’s kids and adults – many of whom have never set foot upon a farm – about the wonders of our sustaining and versatile crops.
Solving an age-old riddle about corn: Is it a Vegetable, a Fruit or a Grain? Surprise. It’s all three! But no matter how you classify corn, it’s one yellow bundle of goodness.
Public policy outreach is a cornerstone of the work done by Colorado Corn. Our organization seeks to educate lawmakers and officials to understand both the potential and predicaments of corn farming. We focus on all aspects of crop production and seek ways to reduce impediments to profit and sustainability. We look at water laws, fuel standards, pesticide constraints, food labelling laws and the like. Protecting agricultural interests in Denver and Washington D.C. is our primary focus on behalf of Colorado corn farmers and their families.
We support corn farmers via investment in initiatives that promote the eating of beef, the production of ethanol and other inventions and the expansion of corn consumption in export markets.
The CCAC manages the investments of Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in the state.) The funds are spent on research, promotion, market development and education efforts. We are careful guardians of farmers’ dollars and task ourselves to be prudent and responsible in investing the assessments.
We call on all corn growers in the state to join us.
Become a CCGA Member Today
+ Help us protect your interests in Colorado and Washington, DC.
+ Enact programs that will positively impact corn grind.
+ Help non-farmers understand who you are and what you do.
+ You’ll also become a member of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).
+ And so much more.
Your membership dues are less than it costs to join a gym, Sam’s Club, or Costco, and the funds go so far. When you join, you also become a member of the National Corn Growers Association.