11-23-16 Colorado Corn staff member serves as panelist, adviser for fifth-graders working to solve global food issues

Colorado Corn LogoColorado Corn staff member serves as panelist, adviser for fifth-graders working to solve global food issues

This past week, Colorado Corn Market Development Director Melissa Walter served on a panel at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Launch K-8 School in Thornton, helping fifth-graders address the challenge of feeding the growing population without destroying our planet.

The students had to come up with solutions addressing land use, chemical use or food waste. Along with the other panelists, Melissa advised the students, and offered suggestions on how they can improve their solutions to make them more feasible for real-world agriculture.

Melissa said after the event that it was very positive to see an urban school putting such a strong focus on agriculture.

Who is Colorado Corn? 
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.