Community Agriculture Alliance

A nonprofit organization

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Support agriculture in the Yampa Valley! Through direct support, actions and programs CAA leads our community to grow agriculture and to create alliances.


"CAA has been a fantastic partner to our region's agricultural, resort, and nonprofit communities providing education, advice, and encouragement. As the Routt County Extension Agriculture Agent, I work closely with CAA on a variety of programs and events. Our collaborations truly increase the impact and capacity to make a difference in our community." Todd Hagenbuch, CSU Routt County Extension, Agricultural Agent


The mission of CAA is to preserve the agricultural heritage of the Yampa Valley by initiating, supporting and encouraging actions, programs and policies that mutually benefit and connect agricultural producers and consumers.

Background Statement

The Yampa Valley is a special place with a rich history of agriculture, dating from the 1870s, with many of the ranches still in continuing family ownership. There is also an economic base of coal mining with a heritage of gold and silver mining. Located in Northwest Colorado, the area boasts abundant scenery and wildlife that provides a strong recreational economy. Lastly an integral part of the mix is tourism, which provides a strong resort and service economy. All of these segments are dependent upon each other for economic opportunities and have a common desire to build on strengths while maintaining the environmental resources, authentic Western culture and agricultural heritage.

CAA was established in 1999 in response to concerns over the loss of agriculture and the community's desire to ensure ongoing support, allowing agriculture to remain active and a vital part of the area for generations to come. We continue to rise to the challenge of coordinating the continual need to keep agricultural issues relevant in Northwest Colorado.

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Agriculture Alliance

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Organization Size

Medium Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Enterprise Zone Credit


743 Oak Street
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


PO Box 774134
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Service areas

Routt County, CO, US



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