Colorado Corn staff member discusses ag and water at youth education festival in Wray
Colorado Corn Market Development Director Melissa Walter was on hand at Water Fest 2017 in Wray on Thursday to discuss H2O with more than 300 fourth-graders.
While there, she covered the water efficiency of corn and ethanol production, as well as agriculture in general, and also talked about how much water is used in other facets of everyday life.
Melissa will also be at the Children’s Water Festival in Greeley this month — a 26-year-old event that now stands as one of the longest-running children’s water festivals in the U.S, and has 1,000 fourth-graders rolling through its stations.
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.