Agricultural Events Kick off busy 2020
Agriculture may slow for some in winter but the industry’s supporters and partners are as busy as ever as the new year gets started.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Wendy White keeps track of some of the events that help support farmers and ranchers coming up in the weeks ahead.
White: “The National Western Stock Show will get underway, The Colorado Farm Show is toward the end of the month. The Western Colorado Horticultural Society Annual Conference and VINCO. That’s on the Western Slope in January too. And that’s always a good one for fruit growers and orchardists and winemakers and vineyards. Into February, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference as well as the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture. Then toward the end of February into March is the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo.”
The 2020 National Bison Association’s Winter Conference and Gold Trophy Show and Sale also takes place in January
These all follow this week’s Colorado Food Summit. The sold out CSU sponsored event is focused urban-rural connections in food policies. Speakers include Department of Agriculture Secretary Kate Greenberg, CEO of the National Western Center Authority Brad Buchanan, CEO of Grower’s Organic Brian Freeman, and Institutional Food Program Administrator for Denver, Marion Kalb.