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2019 Upcoming SAM Programs

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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.