Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as agriculture commissioner

By Christi Lightcap

Special to The SUN

Don Brown is now the commissioner of agriculture, replacing John Salazar, who recently retired after having served since 2011.

“We are fortunate to welcome Don Brown to the team and thrilled to add his experience and leadership to Colorado’s thriving agriculture industry,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Agriculture is a critical sector for our economy, contributing  forty-billion dollars and providing nearly 173,000 jobs annually. Having Don at the helm, we know agriculture across Colorado will continue to grow.”

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