02-23-17 CSU Ext News: Colorado Blueprint of Food and Agriculture

 

CSU Extension Headerco-blueprint-csu-engagement-mapColorado Blueprint of Food and Agriculture

  • February 27  in Las Animas, CO;
  • March 1 in Pueblo, CO and Eads, CO.

Colorado State University Research Centers and Extension are part of a team of partners formulating a Blueprint for our state’s food and agriculture system over the coming year, and we are inviting all Coloradans to be a part of this effort. 

The purpose of formulating a Blueprint is to: have conversations about Colorado agriculture; highlight connections of food and agriculture and its impact across the state; bring Colorado’s regions together around share economic, community health, and food system opportunities and strengths; and to frame priorities and levers that will motivate research and programming or inform policy-making across all sectors of the food value chain.

Who should be involved: those whose lives are touched by food and agriculture. We are hoping to hear from stakeholders along the supply chain (from the natural resources base through to consumers), no matter their scale including consumers, farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, and food policy groups. Our goal is to get a diversity of voices to the table, recognizing that we will also be hosting commodity specific meetings later in the year.

There are several opportunities to participate. February 27 from 10:30 am-noon at the Rawlings Heritage Center in Las Animas, CO; March 1 from 9:30 am-11:00 am at the Pueblo County Health Department, Pueblo, CO and the Kiowa County Courthouse, Eads, CO.

To register contact Becca at 970-491-6133.

For more information go to //foodsystems.colostate.edu and click on Blueprint

or contact Jennifer Wells, CSU Extension at 719-254-7608.

Submitted to the BARN by:

Jennifer Wells

Southeast Area Director

Phone: (719) 254-7608

Jennifer.Wells@colostate.edu