September 2020
Colorado Proud News
Virtual Farm Tours
During these uncertain times tours to farms are taking on a new look. Not all visitors, or farmers, are comfortable with in-person tours. The farmers still want to get their products out there and customers still want to purchase them. Virtual tours can help show off your farm and guide visitors to your products. The North Fork Valley developed a Virtual Lavender Tour to offer an answer to the dilemma. For more information, contact Kelli at

New Cultivation Station Episodes Coming Soon
Click here to listen to the latest episodes of "Cultivation Station" hosted by Business Development Specialist, Danielle Trotta. The newest podcast topics include logistics, transportation and distribution. Whether you’re just beginning to think about starting a food or ag business in Colorado, or your operation is already up and running, the many topics covered, expert insight and insider tips and tricks can help you be successful! 

Showcase Your Company Online
Colorado Proud created a new website to connect producers with consumers during this difficult time. Please visit and complete the online form to add your business and current products and services. We will promote this site through press releases and social media, encouraging consumers to look for the logo buy local.

Use the New Logo
Reminder! If you haven't done so already, please be sure to incorporate the new logo on your website, packaging and marketing materials. We have received a lot of positive feedback from members and consumers, and we are happy to help everyone transition to the updated logo. If you need the new logo artwork, please e-mail 
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Tell Us Your Story
New product launch? Recently win an award? Celebrating a company milestone? Tell us about it, so we can share the good news. If you have news to share in the newsletter or on the Colorado Proud Facebook page, contact Wendy at or click here to download and complete a short form.
Colorado Farm Show Scholarships
The Colorado Farm Show is offering over $25,000 in scholarships to graduating Colorado High School Seniors. The scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Students who apply should be High School graduates in the Winter 2020 or Spring 2021 and planning on pursuing a degree in an Agricultural field of study at the College or University of their choice. To date, the Colorado Farm Show has awarded $262,000 in scholarships to Colorado graduating High School Seniors pursuing careers in an Agricultural field of study.

Scholarships being offered include:
  • Two $4000.00 renewable Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarships to graduating High School Seniors planning on pursuing a degree in an Agriculture field of study at a four year College or University. Once awarded a Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship, applicants must annually provide proof of enrollment by July 1; 

  • Two $1500.00 Colorado Farm Show Secondary Scholarships to applicants who are past winners of a Colorado Farm Show Scholarship and are currently pursuing their secondary education in an Agricultural or Vo-Tech Field of study at an accredited College, University, or Vo-Tech School; 

  • Six $2000.00 Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarships to 4-H and FFA students that have been active in their respective programs, communities, and excel in the classroom. The Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Colorado Farm Show, was started in 1992 to honor the late founder of the Colorado Farm Show; 

  • Two $2,000.00 Carl Luther Memorial Vo-Tech Scholarships will be awarded to individuals pursuing a degree in an Agricultural Vo-Tech related field. The Carl Luther Memorial Vo-Tech Scholarship was initiated in 2011 to honor the late Carl Luther, a long time exhibitor and supporter of the Colorado Farm Show; 

  • And a $1000.00 Friend of the Show Scholarship to individuals who have volunteered or have a family member who has volunteered their time to the Colorado Farm Show.

Scholarship applications and guidelines can be found at or by contacting the Colorado Farm Show office. Complete application packets must be postmarked to the Colorado Farm Show Office, PO Box 670, Greeley, CO 80632, by November 1st!

Applications incomplete or late will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of the results by mid-November and the winners will be awarded their scholarships at a special banquet in their honor on January 27, 2021 during the Colorado Farm Show in Greeley, Colorado.
Colorado Proud Member Spotlight
Polidori Sausage celebrates 95 years!

We are a local, Colorado sausage company run by fourth generation owners Steve Polidori and Melodie Polidori Harris (a brother/sister duo). For 95 years, we have remained devoted to delivering the highest quality products with consistency and integrity. Our success relies on the hard work and devotion of our family and our extended family. We consider everyone who works for us part of that. And we treat our customers like family, too.

The tradition started by our great grandmother, Anna Polidori, back in 1925 is still what drives our growth and success today. We remain committed to honoring her recipe with every batch of sausage we make, using the same, simple, high-quality ingredients, grinding techniques and handmade process.

We still make our sausage fresh to order in small batches by people, not machines. We use the same high-quality ingredients and spices. We serve our customers like a local, boutique butcher. As the world gets more and more disconnected, we rely on our craft to keep us together.

Third Generation owner, Louis Polidori, believed in the value of belonging to a tight-knit community. We honor his tradition by taking care of our people and our environment, from implementing sustainable practices to donating our time, money, and product to help neighbors in need.

We do things a little differently—namely, the exact same way since 1925. Making authentic Italian sausage from the same simple heirloom family recipe for four generations. Always made of the highest quality ingredients, and as few of them as humanly possible. We take pride in our love of bringing people together around a great meal. For nearly a century, we have made it our business to deliver the perfect flavor profile these moments deserve. With each batch of sausage we make as a family, we believe one universal thing sets our product apart from all the rest. And that is this: OUR HERITAGE GIVES US OUR FLAVOR.

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