Deadline extended - nominations sought for noxious weed committee

PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture - Windmill Stock Tank Prairie Sillhouette - Chris Sorensen
Published Sunday, November 18, 2018

Five positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2018.  Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions. The deadline to apply has been extended to December 10, 2018.

The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado's weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests.  The committee then makes recommendations to the Colorado Department of Agriculture concerning designation of state noxious weeds; classification of state noxious weeds; development and implementation of state weed management plans; and prescribed techniques for eradication, containment, and suppression of state noxious weeds.

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PROMO 660 x 440 Agriculture - Tractor Clouds Field - Chris Sorensen
Tractor and implement near Wild Horse in Cheyenne County, Colorado. © Chris Sorensen / KiowaCountyPress.net

The members of this committee play an important role in shaping Department and State policy concerning noxious weeds.  Their recommendations help protect landowners and the environment.  The committee consists of seventeen members who are appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture.  CDA makes every effort to balance the interests of the committee and to ensure different geographic areas of the state are represented equally. They meet quarterly at the Broomfield office, with at least one field trip and meeting out of the Denver area annually.  Terms are two years in length and appointees are limited to two full consecutive terms each.

Positions becoming vacant in December are:

  • Agricultural producer (two positions) - one who engages in farming or ranching or growing non-traditional specialty crops.
  • Private landowner (one position) - one who can represent private landowners on the committee.
  • At-large (two positions) - one who can represent a perspective or profession or geographical area not served currently on the committee.

Nominations are currently being accepted and must be submitted no later than December 10, 2018.  More information can be found on the Noxious Weed program web page.