CFB ADVISORY: Student Group to Host Opioid Epidemic Summit at Adams State University, April 27
What: The Adams State University Collegiate Farm Bureau will host the Opioid Epidemic Summit to gather leaders from healthcare, law enforcement, rural development and other community programs to discuss the opioid epidemic in the San Luis Valley.
Where: Adams State University, Carson Auditorium, 98 Monterey Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
When: April 27, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Who: Industry professionals from the local community will talk about various aspects of opioid abuse and it’s impact on the public. Speakers include:
- Sallie Clark, USDA Rural Development
- Charlotte Ledonne, AHEC
- Kyle Phillips, Valley-Wide Health Systems
- Luis Alvarez, Center for Restorative Programs
- Kristina Daniels, Advantage Treatment Centers
Why: Forty five percent of rural adults are impacted by opioid abuse, says a report from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The San Luis Valley, along with rural communities around the state, are struggling with this problem, daily. The summit brings thought leaders from around the community to discuss the impacts that opioid addiction has on local community members and potential solutions.
Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with more than 25,000 members across Colorado. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values. This event is sponsored by the Adams State University Collegiate Farm Bureau, a program of the Colorado Farm Bureau aimed and spreading agriculture education within universities.