Centennial, Colo. – Nov. 17, 2016 – Nearly 400 farmers and ranchers from across Colorado will be gathering Nov. 17-20, 2016 for the 98th Colorado Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.
The theme for this year’s meeting is Advocate. “Our member’s ability to advocate is what makes Colorado Farm Bureau the premier agricultural organization in the state,” said Don Shawcroft, President of Colorado Farm Bureau.
The meeting kicks off with the general session featuring keynote speakers, Mr. Asif Chaudhry, U.S. Ambassador to Moldova (Ret.), and Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist.
Delegates from around the state will set policies and priorities for 2017, make recommendations for American Farm Bureau Federation policy and elect new state board members.
Throughout the meeting a silent and live auction will be held to benefit agricultural education efforts. The meeting closes with the annual banquet, where the Service to Agriculture Award winners will be recognized. This year’s recipients are Patty Cook, a retired CFB staff member, and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.
Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with more than 25,000 members across the state. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.