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Produce Industry Urged to “Save the Date” for  Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association 3rd Annual Conference

Feb. 21, 2016, Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is urging all Coloradoans connected to the produce industry to put Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 on their calendars as the day for the organization’s third annual conference. The full-day conference will build on last year’s event, which was attended by more than 300 people, including 20 produce buyers, 35 exhibitors and 30 speakers.
“The conference will feature networking opportunities, business contact introductions and a chance to learn what is new in our industry,” said CFVGA President Robert Sakata, Sakata Family Farms, Brighton, Colo. “The conference committee has been hard at working planning another great event. Program details will be relayed once confirmed.”
The conference is open to anyone, but CFVGA members attend for a discounted rate. Registration is expected to open approximately Dec. 1.
A schedule of educational speakers and workshops in the areas of nutrition, food safety, labor, business development, water, and crop production will be posted as they are confirmed on the CFVGA annual conference website http://cfvga.org/
The CFVGA is comprised of more than 200 members, including growers of all sizes and types of production throughout the state, as well as representatives of allied industries. The Colorado fruit and vegetable growing sector contributes nearly $300 million to Colorado at the farm gate and is multiplied as it goes through the distribution chain. Over 60,000 Colorado acres are in fruit and vegetable production. For more on the CFVGA, visit http://coloradoproduce.org
Tell your friends and neighbors if they haven’t already liked the CFVGA Facebook page, now is the time to follow CFVGA on Facebook.  Throughout the Colorado produce harvest season CFVGA will be showcasing produce information to help consumers better understand the harvest season and get them excited to buy and eat Colorado produce.  Like the news release above, posts direct consumers to the CFVGA Produce Directory to see the harvest season calendar and find growers if desired.  Click the button below to like and invite your friends and neighbors to the CFVGA Facebook page!
Submitted to BARN Media by:
Marilyn Bay Wentz
Executive Director
Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association