#ColoradoRiver District to Host Water With Your Lunch on Next Generation West Slope Agriculture: Experts to explore technology and the future of family farms and ranches in W. #Colorado

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Here’s the release from the Colorado River District:

Join the Colorado River District for a lunch-hour webinar focusing on West Slope agriculture and how the integration of new technologies, strategies, and infrastructure upgrades may secure a future for the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

Colorado’s West Slope agriculture is one-of-a-kind. The food grown for people across the state and the nation is tended not by large, corporate entities, but by small, multi-generational family farms and ranches. These local operations provide an economic backbone for communities across the Western Slope, but in a hotter, drier climate, they face staggering challenges.

Discussion topics will include innovative new technology for agricultural efficiency across different geographic regions of the West Slope; infrastructure investments and collaborative solutions for funding; the need for innovation and steps being taken to help small family operations survive a hotter, drier future; and how these advancements and new technologies can entice a younger generation. 

The webinar is free but registration is required. Sign up now at https://bit.ly/WWYLNextGenAg. For those unable to attend the webinar live, register to receive an emailed recording of the event. 

Water With Your Lunch: NextGen Ag panelists include: 

  • Perry Cabot, PhD., Research Scientist and Extension Specialist, Colorado State University, Colorado Water Center
  • Paul Bruchez, Rancher, Reeder Creek Ranch
  • Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance
  • Dave “DK” Kanzer, Director of Science and Interstate Matters, Colorado River District
  • Marielle Cowdin, Director of Public Relations, Colorado River District
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