The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting hay grower listings for its 2008 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication helps market Colorado hay to buyers in the state and around the country.

“We receive calls from buyers across the country looking for Colorado hay,” says Wendy White, state ag department marketing specialist. “This directory is a great tool to market one of the state’s top crops.”

The listing fee is $25 per submission, and deadline is June 15. The free directory will be available in August at www.coloradoagriculture.com and www.coloradohay.org. Each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed-free status and it identifies organic hay. Colorado Hay and Forage Association members can list for free. To become a member, contact Jared Anderson at 970-774-4429, e-mail chfa@coloradohay.org or visit www.coloradohay.org.

For more information or to receive a listing form, contact the Markets Division at 303-239-4115, send e-mail to loretta.lopez@ag.state.co.us or visit www.coloradoagriculture.com.