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2019 Upcoming SAM Programs


Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum 2019

January 25th & 26th, 2019 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, CO
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The Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum has a wide array of breakout sessions which convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in areas including maximizing crop and livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing and management strategies, and specialty crops.

This year’s theme is Healthy Fields, Farmers, Futures. For conference highlights and other information please take a look at the Food and Farm Forum website at:

We will feature 19 workshops focusing on innovative crop, livestock, specialty crops, marketing and regenerative management practices that will help you increase profits, create a sustainable future and lower stress.

Half day workshops include:  
Ben Hartman, author of “The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work,” provides an in-depth half day workshop and breakout session.
Bill Parker, Parker Pastures presents, Performance Based Planned Grazing: Determine stocking rates, create drought reserves, and maximize livestock performance using regenerative planned grazing techniques in a half-day workshop.
Western Water Workshop – Understanding Colorado water law, local administration and enhancing water stewardship – half day workshop.
Farmer to Farmer Invention Convention returns with $500 in cash prizes. Do you have a problem solving technique or innovation that you’d like to show off?  Let us know!

The conference is for anyone with an interest in the future of agriculture, including: ranchers, farmers, gardeners, students and Ag professionals. Whether you’re looking to improve or innovate your existing practices, the forum has myriad resources and networking opportunities.  Watch this space for details!


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