The Forum – taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver – will also feature addresses from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado State University President Tony Frank and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown, among many others.
Titled “Label It: Agriculture,” this year’s event will be an innovative and informative program, bringing together producers, consumers, experts and other ag stakeholders to peel back the polarizing rhetoric often found in today's society.
Along with Harden, another keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Gregory Graff, an associate professor at Colorado State University, whose research looks at the economics and public policy of technological innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship, and how they drive economic development and industry change. His presentation will focus on "The Value of Colorado Agriculture."
The day will also include breakout sessions covering CSU consumer surveys, pollinator health, conservation, National Western Stock Show development, cooperatives, comparisons between global food production and local food, food safety, food labeling, food waste, and succession planning.
Look for future announcements as more details regarding the Forum agenda are finalized.
To learn more and get registered, go to www.governorsagforum.com. For those who need accommodations, information for booking rooms at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver (3801 Quebec St.) can also be made at the Governor’s Forum website.