August 23 - September 2, 2024

Board of Authority

CSF Board of Authority Mission and Ends

1.0 Celebration of Colorado’s vibrant and diverse industries, with emphasis on agriculture (with outcomes optimizing use of available resources)

1.1 (Highest Priority) Coloradoans participate in a premier annual celebration of Colorado’s diverse cultures, communities and traditions.

A) People enjoy a wholesome, informative family entertainment event
B) People have knowledge of agriculture and Colorado’s industries

i. Priority: Agriculture and Colorado Proud food products
Ii. There is growth in representation of Colorado industries at the Colorado State Fair (Fair)

C) People engage and connect with other cultures and groups in Colorado

i. Priority: Youth Engagement

A) Preferred platform for 4-H/FFA to showcase achievements

D) There is celebration of individuals’ interests and achievements

1.2 Colorado’s Agricultural Industry is Showcased and Celebrated (Long-term Priority) Colorado has a year-round/permanent agriculture education exhibit

1.3 The Pueblo and Southern Colorado communities have a “Gathering Place.”

A) There is growth in year-round targeted utilization of venues for public and private events.
B) There is an array of different activities/attractions for the enjoyment and education of the Southern Colorado public.



Board Members

Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg 
Rene Brown, Chair
Bill Hybl, Vice Chair
Jeff Mandarich, Secretary

Darius Allen
Mike Cafasso
Cally Hale
Tom Kim
Erin Michalski
Mike Schliep
John Singletary
Deb Suniga
Nikki Weathers

Upcoming Meetings

Financial Oversight Committee – May 22, 2024 – 9:30 a.m.

Board Meeting – May 23, 2024 – 10:00 a.m.

2024 Meeting Agendas

2023 Meeting Agendas

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