Join us at the Forum!

Early Bird Registration will open Friday, November 16th for the 7th annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, January 25th & 26th, 2019. Tap into a wide array of breakout sessions that convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in areas including maximizing regenerative crop and livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing and management strategies, and specialty crops.

All meals and snacks are sourced locally.

Nationally Known Speakers

Joel Salatin, known as the most famous farmer in America and author of 12 books presents the keynote based on this year’s theme of Healthy Fields, Farmers, and Futures. He concludes the conference with a community and all conference session titled, Dancing With Dinner: Healing the Nutritional Deficit in the Urban Rural Divide. Book signing follows presentations.

Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm presents a half day workshop, “Lean” Concepts Applied to Crop Production” on Friday and a plenary session on Saturday: What’s Wrong with Working a 35 Hour Week? How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work.  Book signing follows presentations.

Additional half-day sessions:

Performance Based Planned Grazing: Help your land and livestock reach their potential – presented by Bill Parker of Parker Pastures

Western Water Workshop: Understanding Water Law, Policy, Regional Water Plans, Conservation and Efficiency Financing – Includes locally sourced lunch and continental breakfast.

In total, 20 workshops focusing on innovative crop, livestock, specialty crops, marketing and regenerative management practices will help you increase profits, create a sustainable future and lower stress.

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!

Hot Tamale Roundtables – Join a facilitated interest table for lively dialogue on a variety of topics during lunch.

Networking free chili dinner – Join us Friday night for dinner sponsored by the National Young Farmers Coalition.

Who should attend? 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.

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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