About Us

The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA) is an independent public body politic and corporate established by statute in 1981 at 35-75-101, et seq.

Its purpose is to encourage private capital investment in the agricultural sector through public financing to make low-interest loans available to agricultural producers for specified uses.

The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA) is governed by a board of seven members.

The board is made up of three members appointed by the President of the State Senate, three by the Speaker of the House, and one by the Governor.

The Commissioner of Agriculture serves on the board as a non-voting member.

2023-2024 BoardĀ Members

Members of the Authority also serve in the additional capacity as members of the Colorado Agricultural Value-Added Board to administer the Value-Added Development Fund Program created within the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Read more information about this program or read the CADA By-laws