Dairy cows

Agriculture is a vital industry to Colorado’s economy, and it also is a large consumer of energy. Colorado's agricultural industry faces direct energy expenses of more than $400 million annually, accounting for 7% of the industry's overall expenses. To help the industry become more efficient, the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, offers a statewide dairy and irrigation energy efficiency program that builds on the success of its 2014 pilot program to reduce energy use in Colorado's agricultural sector.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, click here.

Additionally, CEO assists producers in connecting to available federal programs. As a program participant, CEO will guide producers through financial resource options such as utility rebates and U.S. Department of Agriculture programs such as:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

Learn more about accessing these programs by contacting Michael Turner at