TermDefinition of TermDatabase entry
Plan RegionRegional scope of planColorado
Publication DateYear that plan was originally published2017
Plan TitleFormal title of the published plan/documentThe Colorado Blueprint of Agriculture and Food
WebpageIf applicable, webpage associated with the plan/planning projecthttps://foodsystems.colostate.edu/research-impacts/colorado-blueprint/
AuthorsListed author(s) of the plan, and descriptions as applicableDawn Thilmany McFadden, Becca Jablonski, and Gregory Graff for the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station via Colorado State University.
Author Type Category types: [Partnership; University; Government; Non-profit; Network; Food Policy Council]University
Region Type [Inter-state; State; City: County]State
Funding Sources for Plan Development [Foundations, State Government; Municipal Government; Federal Government; Individual Donors; State University; Private University; Non-profit organizations/entities; Unspecified]State University; State Government; Non-profit organizations/entities
Plan FundersCompiled list of fundersPrimary funder: Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station 
Support from other partners: Colorado Department of Agriculture; LiveWell Colorado; CO Food Systems  Advisory Council; Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development; College of Agricultural Sciences at CSU; CSU Office of Engagement; CSU Extension and Outreach Food System 
Total Funding for Plan DevelopmentTotal amount of fundingApproximately $140,000 for the entire plan.
Plan GoalsOverarching goals of the plan/recommendationsThis document outlines eight central objectives as a means to “support community and economic development” across Colorado (pg. v). Their objectives are as follows, and were built upon six outlined “economic development issues that were laid out by the state’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)” (pg. vi).:
1. Creating, retaining, and recruiting agricultural and food firms;
2. Developing workforce and youth to support agricultural and food sectors;
3. Promoting the Colorado brand, ensuring it reflects the unique qualities of the agriculture and food sectors;
4. Supporting a business- and consumer-friendly regulatory environment;
5. Addressing how scale impacts market performance, access, and opportunities;
6. Innovating and supporting new technology for agricultural and food businesses;
7. Improving access to resources and capital for agriculture and food firms;
8. Integrating agriculture and food with healthy, vibrant communities.
Intended AudienceWho is this plan written for?Policy makers, general public, and funders
Plan Recommendation StructureOverview of how recommendations are structured within the written document,, i.e.: “5 goals, each with strategies and sub-recommendations”, etc.This 2017 project provides an economic overview of Colorado’s agricultural value chain, with a final section on “cross-cutting issues” that includes recommendations to support community and economic development. The information within this project is outlined as follows: 
1) A blueprint of CO agriculture and food value chains; 
2) Legal forms, numbers, and specialization of CO farms and ranches; 
3) Inputs to production agriculture, including human capital, land and water capital, physical and financial capital; 
4) Outputs to production agriculture, such as crops, animals, services and revenues; 
5) Commodity marketing, processing, and manufacturing; 
6) Wholesale; 
7) Consumers and retail value chains; 
8) Industry structure and scale; 
9) Colorado communities;
10) Cross-cutting issues, which includes eight areas of growth and improvement within CO value chains and 2 -3 strategies to reach each growth area. 
Catalyst for PlanAny important events that led to the creation of the plan, its funding, etc.Upgrading the 2013 Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture to include broader community input and upgraded data.
Reorganization of the Governor’s Food Systems Advisory Council and internal food systems pieces at Colorado State University/Agricultural Experiment Station. 
Creation ProcessThe process by which this document was created, including Stakeholder Engagement Strategy.This 2017 project updates and significantly expands on the 2013 Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture (see Supplemental Documents) to expand its reach and include a larger set of stakeholders and information. In order to do so, this project’s methodology includes: 
1. An update on economic data and a deeper exploration of the Value Chain of Colorado;
2.  An integration of results from the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2016 Public Attitudes survey on Agriculture in Colorado;
3. Community Engagement:  13 regional town hall meetings/listening sessions, including 250 individuals representing 148 organizations. Four industry town hall meetings including 110 attendees, representing 47 organizations. Ten public presentations, including 25-250 participants. Post public outreach, 395 individuals requested continued involvement in the creation of this project. Each of the regional listening sessions also involved compiling and reviewing all regional reports then preparing new individual regional reports.
Theoretical Framework  [Collective Impact Framework; Transformative Scenario Planning; Human Centered Design; Design Thinking; Systems Thinking; Other; N/A]N/A
Theoretical Framework: LiteratureIf included, what literature did the report use as a theoretical framework?Unspecified
Development TimelineLength of time it took for the plan to be created and published.1 year
Implementation StrategyArticulated strategies used to implement the recommendations.Unspecified
Implementation TimelineRecommended length of time for Plan to be implemented by.Unspecified
Evaluation StrategyEstablished strategy for monitoring and evaluating plan implementation post-publication.Unspecified
Supplemental Documents (to be attached within the AirTable)Supplemental documents that were published by the FSP group or corresponding organizations, and/or any document that provided background information and research to inform the analyzed plan.Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger
Executive Summary: The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture