The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture
By Gregory Graff, Ryan Mortenson, Rebecca Goldbach, Dawn Thilmany, Stephen Davies, Stephen Koontz, Geniphyr Ponce-Pore, and Kathay Rennels
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Office of Engagement, Colorado State University, February 2013.
This analysis of the value chain of Colorado agriculture is intended to serve as a common starting point for new conversations about the full range of economic activities in the state of Colorado that are anchored in its agricultural sector. The analysis illustrates the web of connections amongst more than 125 separate markets and industry sub-sectors ranging from farm inputs to consumer retail that nonetheless share common resources, opportunities, and constraints. Drawing together data from multiple federal, state, and private sources, this encyclopedic reference to Colorado's agriculture, food, and beverage industries can aid in the formulation of both commercial strategy and public policy.
- Value Chain: Next Steps - Report to the President's Agricultural Advisory Council http://engagement.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Lipetzky-Rennels-Graff-Ag-Innovation-.pdf(pdf)
- Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture – Executive Summary (pdf)
- Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture – Insight Briefs (pdf)
- YouTube video with study author Dr. Greg Graff - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmS-19Oefag&feature=youtu.be
|Dr. Gregory Graff
This project was made possible by support from Colorado State University Office of Engagement and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.