06-20-17 CALP Class 13 to Meet in Fort Morgan

CALP Class 13 to Meet in Fort Morgan

The 18 participants of Class 13, hailing from across Colorado and the agriculture spectrum, will convene in Fort Morgan June 25-27 for a full curriculum of leadership development, industry tours, and experiential learning. 

PUEBLO, JUNE 20, 2017 – Class 13 of the Colorado Agriculture Leadership Program (CALP) will be meeting next week for their third program seminar.

The 18 participants of Class 13, hailing from across Colorado and the agriculture spectrum, will convene in Fort Morgan June 25-27 for a full curriculum of leadership development, industry tours, and experiential learning.

Curriculum traditionally includes training in communications, leadership, personal development and learning the issues in agriculture. The Fort Morgan seminar will be no exception with communication development entailing social media training from author, consultant and International speaker Andrea Vahl. Leadership development will take the form of a talk on “Challenging Opposing Views” from Dr. Michael Martin of Colorado State University. Ag issues and tours will include a tour of Quail Ridge Dairy, learning about water issues along the Lower South Platte River from Mr. Jim Yann, a tour of an aerial crop dusting applicator facility, Aero Applicators, a tour of the Cargill plant and a tour of a 400,000 bushel grain facility and wheat farming operation.
The class will also be working together in committees to define the vision for the upcoming Governor’s Ag Forum in 2018, developing personal projects that will take place throughout their time in the program, and learning about the oil and gas industry in northeastern Colorado.
Additionally, on Monday evening June 26 at 6:00 p.m., CALP Alumni will gather at Aero Applicators in Sterling for an evening of networking, reminiscing and an opportunity to meet CALP Class 13 for the first time.
Throughout the next two years, the class will travel across the state of Colorado to learn about agriculture issues facing the state as a whole, and study challenges and opportunities specific to local regions. In doing so, Class 13 will also develop knowledge and skills necessary to address these challenges as future leaders in the state’s second largest industry. The curriculum includes a national trip to Washington, D.C., and an international travel experience in the fall of 2018.
CALP would like to thank some of our sponsors, Colorado Livestock Association, Colorado Potato Administration and Colorado State University and alumni event sponsors Aero Applicators, Lauren & Darren Dever of h2 Enterprises, Knapp Farms and Johnson & Associates.
About Colorado Ag Leadership Program
CALP is an intensive, two-year agriculture leadership program, focused specifically on developing high caliber leaders for Colorado agriculture who are well-versed in the complex and diverse issues of food production, agriculture policy, and the converging interests of rural and urban populations in Colorado. For more information, please visit www.coloagleaders.org.
Meet CALP Executive Director Dani Traweek…

 

Check out the CALP breakout session that took place during the 2017 Govs Forum on Colorado Agriculture – CLICK HERE

To learn more about the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program – CLICK HERE