Exciting 2020 Program!

Beyond just production and profit, what really drives agriculturists is possibility. The 2020 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture zeroes in on this innate quality, with a program full of dynamic speakers and presentations featuring the latest in innovation, collaboration, and glimpses into what the possibilities of Colorado agriculture hold not just in the present, but the future. The Colorado Agriculture Leadership program is pleased to once again host the Governor’s Ag Forum, with this year’s theme, Brand It Agriculture, promising a day full of networking and discovering what lies ahead for our state’s second-largest economic driver. (click here to view draft program)
Registered attendees of the Forum are also invited to a pre-Forum reception, taking place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the History Colorado Center, 1200N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80203.​  PLEASE NOTE! THIS IS A NEW LOCATION AND TIME! 

Fee Schedule and Discounts

  • Early Bird Registration ENDS TODAY Feb. 1, 2020 – $150
  • Normal Registration (Feb. 2, 2020 and after) – $200
  • CALP or CARL Alumni – 50% discount anytime
  • Student Registration (Student ID Required at check-in) – $50​
  • All registrations are final. No Refunds. For questions, please call 303.547.5963, info@governorsagforum.com
  • Registration includes an invitation to the Welcome Reception at the History Colorado Center on Feb. 25 from 5:30p to 8:30p. PLEASE NOTE! This is a new location and time.

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About Colorado Agriculture Leadership Program (CALP)
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.

02-01-20 Don’t Miss the 2020 Central Plains Irrigation Conference & Exposition in Burlington, CO Feb 18-19

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Don’t Miss the 2020 Central Plains Irrigation Conference & Exposition in Burlington, CO Feb 18-19

Who Should Attend

The conference is for irrigators, irrigation managers, crop consultants, agri-business personnel, personnel from resource agencies, and state and federal agency personnel involved in water management. CEUs for Crop Consultant Advisors are being applied for.

What Will You Learn

Participants will receive the latest information on irrigation equipment and water management practices.

Equipment Exposition

Irrigation equipment manufacturers and dealer representatives from across the Central Plains will display and explain the latest equipment in the irrigation industry. The exposition will be open at various times on Tuesday and until 10:30 pm on Wednesday.

Vendor Information

Vendors wishing to reserve space for the exposition should contact Donna Lamm, CPIA executive assistant, at 785-462-7574 (phone/fax) or  785-462-7140 (phone)  or e-mail her at donnalamm@yahoo.com. Information is also available at http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/sdi/REvents/cpia.html.


The Burlington Community Center is located at 340 S. 14th St, which is just south of Rose Avenue and just north of     I-70 with easy access from either Burlington exit.


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02-01-20 Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn

Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn

Recap 114th NWSS, $192K in CO FFA Grants Awarded, Recap the56th CO Farm Show,  Upcoming 31st Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame, 2020 CO FFA State Convention, PLUS A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT from Ed Cordes and Family & MORE!

(The BARN & FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO)February 1st, 2020 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Don Thorn, Executive Director of the Colorado FFA Foundation with an update about all things blue & gold here in the state including:


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02-01-20 U.S. Wheat Associates Launches 40th Anniversary Campaign

U.S. Wheat Associates Launches 40th Anniversary Campaign 

ARLINGTON, Virginia — On January 12, 1980, wheat farmer leaders with Great Plains Wheat and Western Wheat Associates officially merged to become one organization, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), to focus on building overseas demand for U.S. wheat. To mark its 40-year anniversary in 2020, USW has launched an outreach effort to recognize and celebrate the people who produce the wheat and their enduring partnerships with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wheat buyers and wheat food processors around the world.

“This anniversary is a platform for us to reinforce our authentic story—that behind the world’s most reliable supply of wheat are the world’s most dependable people,” said Steve Mercer, USW Vice President of Communications. “In online media, new marketing materials and face to face with overseas wheat buyers, we are going to talk about the legacy of commitment from farmers and the important partnerships that are a unique and differential part of importing U.S. wheat.”

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