LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2010 Colorado Hay Directory. This annual publication markets Colorado hay to buyers in the state and around the country.
“For 23 years this publication has helped connect hay producers and buyers,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “And it continues to be an important marketing tool for Colorado’s hay industry.”
The listing fee is $25, and the deadline is June 15, 2010. Forms are available at Colorado State University Extension offices or by contacting the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
This free directory will be available in August through CSU Extension offices and various livestock associations in the state as well as at agricultural events such as the Colorado State Fair, National Western Stock Show and the Colorado Farm Show. The directory will also be online at www.coloradoagriculture.com  and www.coloradohay.org .
Each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed free status and identifies organic hay. Listings are grouped by region of the state. The directory also includes listings for companies that offer hay-related products or services. Advertising opportunities are also available at $50 for a half-page ad or $90 for a full-page ad.
Members of the Colorado Hay and Forage Association receive their listing for free as a benefit of membership. To become a member of CHFA, contact Jared Anderson at (866) 774-4429 or visit www.coloradohay.org .
For more information or to receive a Colorado Hay Directory listing form, contact the Markets Division at (303) 239-4115, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coloradoagriculture.com .