11-11-16 CCAC, CCGA helping co-host upcoming Colorado ag-energy workshops

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 CCAC, CCGA helping co-host upcoming Colorado ag-energy workshops

unnamed-5Colorado farmers and ranchers are invited to join expert presenters from Colorado State University, the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado Energy Office in a series of ag-energy workshops, where attendees will be treated to a meal and an overview of energy opportunities in ag.
The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) are both helping co-host the workshops, during which attendees will hear updates on agricultural energy use; how producers can save energy; the benefits, barriers and opportunities for using renewable-generation systems; and funding options to address barriers that prevent farmers from investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy

In addition to an overview of energy opportunities in agriculture, the workshops will feature Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken, who will give an update on climate and weather considerations when making decisions regarding energy and agriculture. The discussions will be moderated by former Colorado agriculture commissioners John Stulp and Don Ament.
Registration is free for the workshops, with breakfast and refreshments included.
Those interested in attending are asked to please RSVP by contacting Darrell Hanavan at dhanavanco@gmail.com, or by calling him at (303) 981-4430.
Those interested can also RSVP at one of the following links:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016              

7:30 am   Lamar          Lamar Community College Trustees Building, Buchanan Events Room #121

5:30 pm   Burlington   Community Center Conference Hall

Thursday, December 1, 2016                        

7:30 am   Sterling        Northeastern Junior College, Hays Student Center Ballroom

5:30 pm   Greeley       Island Grove Events Center Conference Room C

Tuesday, December 13, 2016                      

7:30 am   Montrose     Montrose County Fairgrounds, Friendship Hall, Pioneer Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016               

7:30 am  Monte Vista Information Center, 947 1st Avenue

Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and the Colorado Corn Growers Association.
The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in Colorado) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors.
The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and ag in general.

See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.