Colorado state agriculture

Colorado state facts

• Colorado’s production of sunflowers ranks fourth in the nation.

• Colorado’s 130,000 dairy cows produced more than 2.5 billion pounds of milk.

• Over 4 million layers in Colorado producing more than 1 billion eggs each year.

• There are over 40 aquaculture producers (or fish farmers) in this state

More Colorado state facts

Colorado ranks first nationally in production of proso millet. This annual grass is grown as a grain crop and is used for bird and livestock feed.

There are 36,000 bee colonies in Colorado producing 2.7 million pounds of honey every year.

Colorado’s climate is generally dry and sunny. It is a semi-arid state averaging 15” of precipitation.