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