There’s no shortage of issues discussed among the public, media, lawmakers and industry when it comes to food production, and the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture will take on many of these critical topics, all while examining the future of ag in the Centennial State.
In particular, this event will explore how Colorado can best prepare a next generation of top-notch producers, who will be tasked with feeding a rapidly growing population, and doing so with less resources while facing a number of challenges.
The 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture – titled “Next Generation Agriculture” – is set for 8 a.m. on Feb. 18, taking place at the Renaissance Denver Hotel (3801 Quebec St). The event is open to the public and media. Anyone interested in attending can learn more and register at www.governorsagforum.com.
Water saturated the agenda for Colorado farmers, policy leaders, and experts at today’s Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture. The annual conference, now in its 24th year, centered around the theme of “Water: Colorado’s Treasure.”
“When it comes to agriculture, water is the key that opens every lock,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. "All of our challenges, all of our greatest successes, result from how we address water."
Twenty two participants have been chosen for the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program to comprise Class 12.
The two year program, led by the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program, is an intensive study of agriculture worldwide that equips people in the agriculture industry to become leaders in their fields. "Participants will collaborate with others, and establish mentoring relationships with professionals serving agriculture and rural communities," said Angie Cue, Executive Director of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program.
"Given the critical issues facing agriculture today, there is a need to provide an intensive leadership program to develop a new generation of leaders," said State Representative Jerry Sonnenberg, Board President of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program.
The course focuses on communications, government, policy, economics, social & cultural issues and change management. Through the program, leaders will have the opportunity to travel internationally, nationally and statewide to extend their knowledge on the global agriculture industry.
The first session will begin February 25, 2015 in conjunction with the Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture.
The 2014 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture highlights the emerging trends in Colorado agriculture, will be themed “Farm to Table: What do Consumers Really Want?” The event is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2014, at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver.
“Colorado farmers and ranchers provide high-quality, diverse products that help drive the state’s economy, said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “This forum will help connect producers and consumers and encourage an ongoing dialogue about our state’s agricultural strengths and Coloradans’ food preferences.”