> Agricultural Advisory Board

 Mission Statement

to advise Board of County Commissioners on matters affecting agriculture by providing recommendations, data and information that promotes, supports and preserves the economic viability and sustainability of agricultural businesses, organizations, farms and ranches in Larimer County.

 Larimer County Contacts

Brenda Gimeson, Rural Land Specialist
Planning & Building
Services Division

Lew Gaiter III
County Commissioner

 Board Members


 Board Resources

  Horse Regulations Transition Program
  Agriculture Web Links


Governor's Forum on Colorado AgricultureIs held in conjunction with the Colorado FFA Foundation Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet. Annual event that is held to contribute to a healthy and viable agricultural industry in Colorado. 2013 topic is Cultivating Innovation, Creating Ideas for our Future. Held February 14, 2013, Denver, CO. Registration, speaker information and agenda can be found at colorado.gov/ag/forum.

Annual Photography Contest Celebrates Colorado Agriculture. To showcase the diversity of Colorado agriculture, the “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries for this year’s contest. Entries must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Agriculture with an official entry form by December 31, 2010. All photographs must be taken in the 2010 calendar year and must relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Prizes will be awarded in four subject areas: crops, livestock, people and agritourism. Judging will be based on theme, creativity and technical quality. The photographer whose picture best depicts the “spirit” of Colorado agriculture will receive a $150 gift card, and category winners will receive a “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” prize pack. All winning photographs will be displayed in the Beede-Hamil Agriculture Building at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. Visit Colorado Department of Agriculture - AgInsights or call (303) 239-4119 for complete contest rules and an entry form.

Agriculture has a long tradition in Larimer County. The Agricultural Advisory Board (AAB) was established in 1997 as a volunteer advisory board.

Agricultural Advisory Board accomplishments include:

  • The Board was instrumental in creating a Right to Farm and Ranch Policy for Larimer County.

  • The Board is involved with outreach efforts to rural property owners and the preservation of agricultural land and water through land conservation programs.

  • The Board had made recommendations on a wide range of issues including livestock regulations, 1041 regulations and the NISP proposal.

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Farm and Ranch Pictures

Quick Facts

GIS Maps of Larimer County

Board Field Trips

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