The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program is proud to host the 26th annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture, this year titled "Label it: Agriculture," and focusing on a future built by collaboration.
The event will take place Feb. 22 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver, located at 3801 Quebec St.
This innovative and informative program will bring together producers, consumers, experts and other ag stakeholders to peel back the polarizing rhetoric often found in today's society. Stories can create divisive boundaries in agriculture between organic and conventional; urban and rural; large-scale and small-scale.
The Forum will focus on the powerful history of collaboration and cooperation that has made agriculture in the state of Colorado the second largest driver of our economy. It will challenge and equip attendees to seek out novel alliances and ideas to benefit their own operations, the industry statewide, and beyond.
As they become available, details will be posted at www.governorsagforum.com.
The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) is accepting applications from emerging leaders looking to further develop both their skills and their commitment to the future of Colorado’s agricultural and rural communities.
Sept. 30 is the deadline to apply for the next CALP class – which will consist of 12 seminars, running from February 2017 through February 2019.
Applications can be downloaded HERE
Throughout the state’s history, agricultural and rural people have significantly contributed to Colorado’s tapestry, and CALP enriches this culture through a hands-on, interactive program dedicated to producing graduates with the vision and commitment to lead change and ensure the sustainability of Colorado’s agricultural economies and rural communities.
Participants in the program travel the state, learning about agriculture in every region while also honing their personal leadership skills. As a culmination to the two-year program, the group also participates in an international trip to learn about agriculture in a foreign country, as well as about trade with that country and the U.S.
CALP and its supporters recruit enthusiastic Coloradoans committed to agriculture and rural Colorado, and those recognized as emerging leaders who are directly involved in ag, agribusiness, rural industries, rural communities or natural resource management. Individuals may be in the early or middle phase of their leadership careers, who are looking for that next level of training or experience.
Interested individuals can apply on line HERE, or can call Cathy Calderwood at(303) 547-5963 for more information.