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2019 Upcoming SAM Programs

Past Programs

Demonstration Plot Open House
October 4, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
This event will be located at the Delta County Fairgrounds located at 403 S. 4th Street, Hotchkiss, CO in the southeast corner of the fairgrounds by the river.

Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum 2019

January 25th & 26th, 2019 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, CO

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 & livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing & 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 featured 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 included:  
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 – 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?

The annual 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 many resources and networking opportunities.