Colorado Ag Classic Nears Dec. 11-12 Event

9th annual session for wheat, corn, seed and sunflower.

Published on: Dec 4, 2013

The latest Colorado Ag Classic is here! Growers are lining up the Dec. 11-12 meeting in Loveland, Colo., but there's room for more, say sponsors of the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, Colorado Corn Growers Association, Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee and Colorado Seed Growers Association.

The convention, set for the Embassy Suites in Loveland, will begin in the afternoon of Dec. 11 with a legislative town hall meeting for discussions of political topics affecting ag. Legislators will be on hand to field questions.

Three pesticide recertification sessions will be held at 4 p.m. focusing on applicator safety, pesticides use, and public safety. Attendees may go to as many sessions as they wish, and will have three credits available.

The Colorado Ag Classic next week in Loveland will probe the future of ag for wheat, sunflowers, seeds, corn and other segments of agriculture.
The Colorado Ag Classic next week in Loveland will probe the future of ag for wheat, sunflowers, seeds, corn and other segments of agriculture.

The 2013 sessions will not be a repeat of the 2012 meetings.

In the evening, a dinner and fundraiser will be held, with proceeds going to the CAWG and CCCA state and national legislative lobbying efforts.

Following dinner, a casino night event is scheduled.

Early morning sessions on Dec. 12 include a worker compensation safety seminar and a session on grain marketing. Craig Beyrouty, Colorado State University College of Agriculture dean will also speak, as will Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar.

The keynote speaker will be Jay Lehr, a specialist in ag economics, agronomy and environmental science, on "Today's Golden Age of Agriculture in a Resilient Economy."

Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe will probe "Making Weather Work for You – Looking Ahead to 2014."

Additional sessions will include the following topics:

  • "Effects of Healthcare Reform on Agriculture"
  • "The Quest for High Yield"
  • "The Future of Farming"

A trade show will accompany the conference speaker sessions with representatives from agribusiness from around Colorado present to answer questions on their products.

More information is available at www.coloradowheat.org, or by calling (970) 449-6994.