Workshops Across Colorado to Detail Energy Opportunities With Farmers and Ranchers

Agriculture - Generic
Published Saturday, November 19, 2016

Partnership between state government, agriculture leaders to focus on energy efficiency, renewables

Colorado farmers and ranchers spend more than $400 million annually on energy, and a series of six workshops to be hosted across Colorado in November and December aims to help producers save money using new energy technology.

The workshops will feature presenters from Colorado State University, the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado Energy Office to discuss energy savings in agriculture, renewable energy opportunities, and funding sources. In addition, Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken will give an update on climate and weather considerations, energy and agriculture.

Former Colorado agriculture commissioners John Stulp and Don Ament are partnering to lead the events. The meetings are cohosted by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Corn Administrative Committee/Colorado Corn Growers Association, Colorado Livestock Association, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee and Western Dairy Association.

Registration is free, with breakfast or dinner and refreshments included. Attendees are requested to RSVP to the workshop page in their area to reserve a place at the meeting, by visiting the following links or by emailing Darrell Hanavan at dhanavanco@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016  

Location

Time

RSVP, Agenda and More Information

Lamar

7:30 - 11 a.m. (Breakfast)

lamarenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com

Burlington

5:30 - 9 p.m. (Dinner)

burlingtonenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016                       

Location

Time

RSVP, Agenda and More Information

Sterling

7:30 - 11 a.m. (Breakfast)

sterlingenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com

Greeley

5:30 - 9 p.m. (Dinner)

greeleyenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016                     

Location

Time

RSVP, Agenda and More Information

Montrose

7:30 - 11 a.m. (Breakfast)

montroseenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016         

Location

Time

RSVP, Agenda and More Information

Monte Vista

7:30 - 11 a.m. (Breakfast)

montevistaenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com