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2018 Summer Ag Issues Summit

Join us for the 2018 Summer Ag Issues Summit in La Junta, Colorado, presented by Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development.

The event will be filled with great speakers and tours as well as kick off our policy development season. With the November elections coming this year, there are many policy issues to discuss including private property rights, transportation, economic development and more. The summit will focus on the importance of participating in elections and highlight the governor’s race and ballot initiatives that will appear on the ballot.

There will also be insightful tours that provide attendees with an understanding of issues in the area, including water management.  Check back here for more information as the event gets closer.

The conference will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 15 and end after dinner on Monday, July 16. 

Tentative schedule:

Please note that the summit will begin in Rocky Ford on Sunday and move to La Junta for Monday’s meetings.

Sunday, July 15 – Rocky Ford, CO

11 a.m. – Effective Advocacy Lunch at Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce

Address: 105 N Main St., Rocky Ford, CO 81067

1 p.m. – Tours Depart from the Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce

  • Reclaimed Water:
    • Hirakata Farms: Tour of processing plant and discussion about reclaimed water usage.
    • CSU Arkansas River Research Facility: Tour and discussion of safe uses of reclaimed water.
  • Water Sustainability:
    • Innovative Water Technologies: Tour of plant and discussion of water filtration solutions for commercial, humanitarian, and disaster relief situations.
    • CSU Arkansas River Research Facility: Tour and discussion of safe uses of reclaimed water.

6 p.m. – BBQ Dinner @ Rocky Ford Fairgrounds and Event Center

Address: 706 N 9th St., Rocky Ford, CO 81067


Monday, July 16 – La Junta, CO

7 a.m. – CFB PAC Pancake Breakfast at La Junta City Park Gazebo (12 Street and Park Avenue)

8 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions at Otero Junior College, Student Center

9 – 5 p.m. – Panels, Lunch and Speakers

5:30 p.m. – Koshare Indian Museum & Trading Post

6:30 p.m. – BBQ Dinner at La Junta City Park (10th Street and Colorado Avenue)

To register, please click here.

Make sure to book your hotel rooms as they WILL FILL UP.

Hotel information: 

Holiday Inn Express La Junta
Room Rate: $93.00
Reference: Colorado Farm Bureau Summer Ag Issues Summit

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