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Alumni Brant Harrison's CALP project is making headlines in Colorado papers while beating the Japanese beetle. Read the article here.
Cortez, Colo. January 15, 2019 -- 19 applicants were selected to partake in the 14th Class of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program. Applicants were required to fill out a written application and pass an oral interview to be accepted into the program.
Alisha Knapp, Rocky Ford, Colo.
Cade Kunugi, Blanca, Colo.
Clancy Anderson, Johnstown, Colo.
Colton Hankins, Eaton, Colo.
David Bower, Broomfield, Colo.
Dusty Johnson, Fort Morgan, Colo.
Harrison Topp, Hotchkiss, Colo.
Jacob Langlie, Eaton, Colo.
Jason Crouch, LaJunta, Colo.
Joe Rasnic, Loveland, Colo.
Julia Herman, Windsor, Colo.
Lisa Riseman, Roggen, Colo.
Mackenzie Stoaks, LaSalle, Colo.
Melissa Bischoff, Denver, Colo.
Raechel Nelson, Livermore, Colo.
Sharon Kauffman, Fort Morgan, Colo.
Shelby Teague, Fort Morgan, Colo.
Vicki Lee, Fort Collins, Colo.
Virginia Till, Denver, Colo.
CALP is a competitive two year leadership program that develops and enhances the leadership capabilities of diverse men and women committed to the future of Colorado's agricultural and rural communities. Fellow attend 10 seminars with 41 days of intense training. They will hear over 135 speakers, work with current leaders in agriculture, attend on-site industry leaders visits, receptions and discussions, produce the Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture and enjoy a network of over 300 alumni. CALP travels around the State, to Washington D.C., to another State and Internationally to study agriculture issues, political processes, development of leadership skills, team building, fundraising and communications.
The 14th class of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program will start the two year program at the 28th annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture, shadowing CALP Class 13 whom will conclude their two-year leadership development program at that time. For more information about that event, and to register, please visit: www.governorsagforum.com
CALP is a 501c.3 non-profit organization with the mission to develop leaders who will become a strong, unified voice for agricultural issues.
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About Colorado Agriculture Leadership Program (CALP)
CALP is an intensive, two-year agriculture leadership program, focused specifically on developing high caliber leaders for Colorado agriculture who are well-versed in the complex and diverse issues of food production, agriculture policy, and the converging interests of rural and urban populations in Colorado. For more information, please visit www.coloagleaders.org.
Centennial, Colo. – The Colorado Ag Leadership Program (CALP) is pleased to announce the addition of Dani Traweek, Pueblo, Colo., as their Executive Director.
Ms. Traweek comes to CALP by way of the Colorado State Fair. She brings experience in fundraising, event marketing and advertising. Growing up in Wyoming on the family sheep farm in a rural town, involvement in 4-H and FFA, a Master of Agriculture from Colorado State University and history in the fair and rodeo industry all lend to a diverse background in Agriculture. Traweek comments, “I’m excited to begin this journey with CALP as it represents everything I’m passionate about; agriculture and helping Agriculturist build valuable leadership, entrepreneurial and communications skills to navigate an ever-increasing complicated world of consumer concern, government policy and technology.”
Ms. Traweek anticipates “hitting the ground running” on Feb. 10 with the upcoming 26th Annual Governor’s Ag Forum taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver on Feb. 22, which will serve as the final project for the 12th graduating class from the program. Class 13 has been selected and will shadow Class 12 as they begin their venture into an intense two year program of leadership development, agriculture industry issues, gubernatorial navigation and international agriculture impacts.
Senator Jerry Sonnenberg serves as the President of the CALP board boasting members from all walks of Agriculture stated, “We are excited about the energy and excitement that Dani brings to our program. Her dedication to agriculture and training leaders in our industry will take the CALP program to new heights.”
The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) recently selected 18 emerging leaders from across the state and with various backgrounds who will make up CALP’s 13th class.
The nonprofit organization aims to strengthen effective agricultural leaders who reflect Colorado's diverse population, by developing participants in the areas of communication, technology, social issues, cultural diversity, coalition building, resource management and government policy, just to name a few.
Anyone wanting to catch the Denver Broncos regular-season finale on Jan.1 against the Oakland Raiders -- and at the same time support an organization that's developing emerging leaders who are committed to the future of Colorado's agricultural and rural communities -- can do so by bidding on game tickets at this link.
All proceeds will go to support the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program.
Former U.S. deputy ag secretary among keynote speakers for 2017 Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden will provide one of the many highlights for the 2017 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, when she steps up to the podium to deliver a presentation on an agricultural “future built by collaboration.” Harden, who currently serves as vice president of public policy and chief sustainability officer for DuPont, will share her perspective on the need for alliances with food, nutrition and conservation groups, as well as other non-traditional partners.
The Forum – taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver – will also feature addresses from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado State University President Tony Frank and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown, among many others.
Titled “Label It: Agriculture,” this year’s event will be an innovative and informative program, bringing together producers, consumers, experts and other ag stakeholders to peel back the polarizing rhetoric often found in today's society.