Colorado Ag Classic to focus on unified efforts
This year’s Colorado Ag Classic will be Dec. 10-11 at the Thomas M. McKee Building at The Ranch in Loveland.
The fourth annual classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, the Colorado Corn Growers Association, Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee, Colorado Sorghum Producers, Colorado Seed Growers Association and Colorado Seed Industry Association. This year it will also include the National Sunflower Association.
The convention theme is “Together We Achieve More.” It will begin Dec. 10, with a reception and legislative program featuring key members of the Colorado House and Senate Agriculture Committees, dinner, and an auction to benefit CAWG and CCGA’s state and national legislative efforts.
Agriculture Commissioner John Stulp will kick off the general session on the morning of Dec. 11, followed by U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo. Keynote speaker Al Ambrose will wrap up the morning session with his talk on “Open Markets, Economic Growth and Prosperity ” The Luckiest Generation.”
Breakout sessions Dec. 11 include presentations on the 2008 farm bill, grain marketing, wind energy, biomass, water courts and carbon credits.
A trade show is also a part of the classic. Representatives from agricultural business from around the state will be present to answer questions on their products.
More information on registration and hotel costs for the Colorado Ag Classic and program details are available at http://www.coloradowheat.org.
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