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Representative Holtorf welcomes 4-H members to state capitol

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State Representative Richard Holtorf welcomed 4-H leaders, members, and extension staff from across House District 64 to the Colorado State Capitol. The visit to the capitol came after the two-day Leadership Development Conference, which was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver over the weekend for students age 14-18. Throughout the conference, students participated in leadership workshops and trainings aimed at helping them sharpen their leadership skills and service potential. The conference culminated with time set aside for 4-H attendees to tour the capitol and visit with their legislators. 

For students from southern and eastern Colorado, that meant getting to know recently appointed State Representative Richard Holtorf, representing the largest House district in Colorado. Holtorf, as a current cattle rancher and feedlot manager from Akron, and longtime member of the agriculture industry, it was easy for him to relate to the agricultural backgrounds of the 4-H visitors. 

During the visit, Holtorf spoke on the house floor about his experience as a 4-H member in his younger days. Several 4-H members had the opportunity to sit on the house floor, while others looked on from the gallery above. Holtorf shared how his 4-H involvement was key in helping him acquire leadership skills that have been valuable throughout his entire life. 

Holtorf also took time to visit directly with the 4-H group outside of the Old State Supreme Court Chamber in the capitol.  Holtorf shared that he has the chance to serve on the Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee at the capitol, where he gives input on bills pertaining to rural and agricultural issues that are highly relevant to the citizens of House District 64.