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Sustainable Agriculture Tour

Colorado Field Institute Hosts the “Sustainable Agriculture Tour” on July 30, 2011

The Colorado Field Institute invites you to join them for a day out in the field! The second trek of the summer field lecture series will look at sustainable agriculture. Many of us often think about what makes a country great?  Many things may jump into our minds, but rarely is it a countries ability to feed itself and others that make us see it as a power. Here in the United States this is truly the untold Cinderella story that helps define our rise to economic prosperity. As we began our push away from the past and into the modern technology, brought about by the industrial revolution, the entrepreneurial spirit of the farmer and rancher helped us forge not only the path to food security, but to lay down the inroads to economic security as well.

Join the Rio Grande Watersheds, Conservation Education Specialist, Judy Lopez; along with area producers Brenden Rockey, Rockey Farms; Mark Innes, Composting Technologies; and George Whitten, Whitten Ranches. The tour will look at composting, potato farming and cattle ranching and the role that they play in today’s drive for sustainable agriculture and our valley’s future. Cost for the trip is $15.00 for CFI members, $20.00 for Non-members and $5.00 for students.

The trip will be leaving from the USDA Service Center/ Center Conservation District Office at 550 Worth Street in Center, Colorado at 9:00 am, and will be returning at approximately 1:00 pm. We will have two vans for transportation, so the first 26 people get to ride, the rest we will carpool. The Center Conservation District will be providing water and other drinks as well as snacks. Attendee’s are asked to bring a coat, as dictated by weather conditions, and walking shoes.  

Sustainable Agriculture Field Trip -- July 30, 2011 - Online Registration

Contact:  Ralph Curtis, 719-589-8596, or Jared Beeton, 719-587-7357, Board Members, Colorado Field Institute