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The  Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum is coming up January 25th & 26th, 2019.  It features a wide array of breakout sessions which convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in areas including maximizing crop and livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing and management strategies, and specialty crops.

Registration will open in November – watch this space for details!

This year’s theme is “Healthy Fields, Farmers, Futures”.  The keynote speaker for 2019 is Joel Salatin – learn and laugh with the most famous farmer in the world.  His presentation is titled: “Dancing with Dinner: Healing the nutritional deficit in the urban, rural divide”.  

We will feature 19 workshops focusing on innovative crop, livestock, specialty crops, marketing and regenerative management practices that will help you increase profits, create a sustainable future and lower stress.
Half day workshops include:  
Ben Hartman, author of “The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work,” provides an in-depth half day workshop and breakout session.Bill Parker, Parker Pastures presents, Performance Based Planned Grazing: Determine stocking rates, create drought reserves, and maximize livestock performance using regenerative planned grazing techniques in a half-day workshop.Water Boot Camp – Understanding Colorado water law, local administration and enhancing water stewardship – half day workshop.The Farmer to Farmer Invention Convention returns with $500 in cash prizes. Do you have a problem solving technique or innovation that you’d like to show off?  Let us know!

The conference is for anyone with an interest in the future of agriculture, including: ranchers, farmers, gardeners, students and ag professionals. Whether you’re looking to improve or innovate your existing practices, the forum has myriad resources and networking opportunities.  Watch this space for details!

What some of our past attendees are saying:

“Great turnout! Representation of youth was awesome! Very professionally presented.”

“Great event, informative and a great opportunity to connect with other farmers.”

“This was a very successful event. The info provided and networking created was extremely valuable.”

                                                                          

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