03-17-17 Don’t Miss! Water Bootcamp offered in Gunnison – March 30th

The National Young Farmers Coalition, CSU Extension and the Western School of Business present a “Western Water Bootcamp” as part of the 5th Annual Western Farm-to-Table conference. The bootcamp will take place Thursday, March 30th from 2 – 5 pm in Borick Business Hall, room #118 (WSCU Campus, 600 N. Adams Street, Gunnison, CO 81230). Space limited: Please RSVP here
The Gunnison Water Bootcamp will convene local experts from the National Young Farmers Coalition, CSU Extension, Trout Unlimited, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, and Western State Colorado University School of Business to explore water law basics, the local cultural history of water, and conservation and implementation strategies in agriculture.
 
This workshop is open to everyone—from backyard gardeners to experienced ranchers, to those simply wanting to learn more about water in the West. 
For questions and further information please contact me at cassidy@youngfarmers.org.
Sign up to attend the Water Bootcamp Here.

Also, Don’t Miss! The Food and Farm Mixer, hosted in partnership with the Mountain Roots Food Project  on Friday, March 315:30-7 p.m. at High Alpine Brewing. Come join this community networking event, open to all interested in sustainable food systems. Free Beer Provided.
Why Water Bootcamps? 
Understanding water in the West is no simple feat. Yet it is critical to building policies that protect water for agriculture, incentivize the good stewardship of water, and keep young farmers and ranchers on the land. That’s why National Young Farmers Coalition created a Western Water Bootcamp series to provide young farmers and ranchers access to information and resources necessary to enter roles of water leadership.
Submitted to The BARN by:
Cassidy Tawse-Garcia
Southwest Organizer, NYFC