11-27-19 Inside The BARN with Former CO Ag Commissioner Dr. John Stulp…

Inside The BARN with Former CO Ag Commissioner Dr. John Stulp…

111th RMFU Convention interview; Upcoming Energy Smart Agriculture Energy Workshops Dec 10-11-12, Water Policy & CAWA’s Ag Water Summit Dec 2-3

The BARN Briggsdale, CO – November 27, 2019The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will host a series of energy smart agriculture workshops Dec 10-11-12 at various locations to detail energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for farmers and ranchers. Joining the CO Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss those and more is former Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture & former special policy advisor to the Governor, Dr John Stulp.

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE WITH ENERGY SMART AGRICULTURE  WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINKS

CEO / CDA: Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

SESSIONS WILL FOCUS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY, COST SAVINGS, ON-FARM RENEWABLES AND FUNDING ASSISTANCE

DENVER – November 7, 2019 – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will host a series of energy smart agriculture workshops in early December to detail energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for farmers and ranchers. Created through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, state government and agricultural industry leaders, the workshops will focus on energy efficiency, cost savings, on-farm renewables and funding assistance.

Colorado farmers and ranchers spend more than $400 million annually on energy, and the workshops will help producers consider how energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce cost of production, modernize infrastructure and improve margins. The series provides the opportunity for Colorado producers to discuss local concerns about agricultural energy and climate resilience with public officials and industry experts. Workshop attendees will learn about technical assistance that is available at no cost as well as how to access local, state and federal funding.

The workshops will feature presenters from CEO and CDA. In addition, the Colorado Climate Center will give an update on climate and weather considerations, energy, water and agriculture. The series will be co-sponsored by the USDA, Colorado Livestock Association, Colorado Corn Growers Association, Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee/Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Dairy MAX, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, and Colorado Rural Electric Association.

Registration is free, and lunch/dinner and refreshments will be served. To register, RSVP via the following links.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
4:30pm – Greeley Island Grove Regional Park Bunkhouse607 N 15th Ave.

Greeley, CO 80631

Opening remarks by Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg

Register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-smart-agriculture-workshop-tickets-79069646441
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00am – Sterling Logan County CSU Extension508 S 10th Ave. #1

Sterling, CO 80751

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-smart-agriculture-workshop-tickets-79073728651
4:30pm – Burlington Burlington Community Center340 S 14th St.

Burlington, CO 80807

Register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorado-agriculture-energy-workshop-tickets-79076918191

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 
12:00pm – Lamar Lamar Community College (Bowman 147)2401 S. Main St.

Lamar, CO 80152

Register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-smart-agriculture-workshop-tickets-79078803831

If you have questions, please contact workshop organizer Darrell Hanavan at (303) 981-4430 or dhanavanco@gmail.com.

About the Colorado Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture works to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe, high quality, and sustainable food supply; and protect consumers, the environment and natural resources. See colorado.gov/agmain for more information.

About the Colorado Energy Office

To deliver on the vision of a prosperous, clean energy future for Colorado, the Colorado Energy Office works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer energy costs by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles to benefit all Coloradans. Go to colorado.gov/energyoffice to learn more.

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