10-10-18 Inside the CFVGA with President Robert Sakata…

Inside the CFVGA with President Robert Sakata…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – October 10, 2018 – The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has a couple of events coming up that they want folks to make plans to attend. Joining the CO Ag News Network and FarmCast radio to discuss those events in more detail is Robert Sakata, President, Member & Grower from Brighton, CO, including:

  • Recent Trip to New York Stock Exchange with USDA Sec Perdue
  • RECAP recent United Fresh Meeting in Washington D.C.
  • PREVIEW CFVGA’s 1st-ever Labor Workshop on Dec 5th
  • PREVIEW 2019 CFVGA Annual Conference in Feb
  • Thoughts on USMCA Trade Deal Announcement
  • Thoughts on 2014 Farm Bill Expiration – Now what?
  • & More



Robert is a Colorado native and now owns Sakata Farms which was started in 1945 by his father. The operation has grown to 2500 acres growing fresh market cabbage, dry bulb onions, sweet corn, pinto bean, field corn and winter wheat. Robert served for 15 years on the state of Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission appointed by three different governors. He also served as the Adams County Farm Bureau president and on the Adams County Open Space Advisory Committee. Currently he is on two local ditch boards, serves as the agricultural representative on the metro roundtable, is a member of the Colorado Ag Water Alliance and on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Water Congress. After graduating Brighton High School Robert attended the University of Colorado Boulder and worked for AmGen in their molecular biology research department. Returning to the farm in 1989, Robert has worked to encourage the shrinking farm community to become more involved in the many issues they face. Learn more about all of the CFVGA Board Members – CLICK HERE


CFVGA is the go-to resource for Colorado fresh fruit and vegetable farmers. We connect Colorado growers with industry, government, academia and consumers to strengthen and expand Colorado fresh fruit and vegetable production. Learn more online at https://coloradoproduce.org/