Brian Koontz

Brian Koontz
Colorado Dept of Agriculture
Hemp Program Manager

Brian graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management, then worked for the USDA Forest Service on the Colorado western slope and in Alaska. After returning to the Front Range, he entered the Urban Forestry and Arboriculture industry and eventually started a business in the Denver metro area. Fourteen years ago he began with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, namely working with farmers and ranchers regarding EPA and USDA regulations. Following the passage of Colorado Amendment 64 in 2012, he soon began doing compliance assistance with the cannabis industry and was among the first in the nation to regulate cannabis on a State and Federal level. Brian has been involved in developing sampling and investigative guidelines for a new and evolving industry and is excited to be serving in a leadership role for the Division of Plant Industry’s Hemp Program.

Speaking at:

ColoRADo Hemp Update