Saturday, February 1, 2020
Ag Expo 2020 Platinum Sponsors

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Who is Dr. Fred Provenza?

He was a faculty member in the Department of Range Science from 1982 to 2009. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University.

For the past 30 years, his group has produced ground-breaking research that laid the foundations for what is now known as behavior-based management of landscapes. That work inspired researchers in disciplines as diverse as chemical ecology, ruminant nutrition, human nutrition and biopsychology, animal welfare, landscape restoration ecology, wildlife damage management, pasture and rangeland science and management, and rural sociology and eco-development. Along with colleagues and graduate students, he has been author or co-author of 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and he has been an invited speaker at over 325 international meetings.

Their efforts led to the formation in 2001 of an international network of scientists and land managers from five continents. That consortium, known as BEHAVE (Behavioral Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation and Ecosystem Management, is committed to integrating behavioral principles and processes with local knowledge to enhance ecological, economic and social values of rural and urban communities and landscapes.

They seek to inspire and enable people to understand behavior, ours and other creatures, to fashion environmentally friendly solutions that reconcile differences of opinion about how to manage landscapes. In this process, everyone involved is a student attempting to better understand behavior at all levels from genes to landscapes and to use understanding of behavior to help people learn to appreciate that our differences are our collective strength in sustaining communities and landscapes that integrate diverse ecological, economic and social values and services.  

Our Wyoming Life features a Wyoming ranch family.

"Through YouTube, podcasts and social media we hope to inform and educate our audience on the importance of knowing where their food comes from, the families behind it and the real life struggles that come with it."   Mike and Erin will be one of our keynote speakers! Check out Mike and Erin on their webpage Our Wyoming Life or YouTube at Our Wyoming Life YouTube

Next Generation of Agriculture

Featuring a pictorial historical walk provided by George Cutting, Silt Historical Park and Rifle Museum 

 Draft Agenda
Saturday, February 1, 2020

8:00- 9:00    Check in and Coffee - Come early and check out the exhibits
9:00- 9:45    Break Out One
                     Update on Water Plan and How to Report Irrigation Usage 
                     James Heath-Division of Water Resources & Sara Dunn, Balcomb and Green
                     Hoop House Gardening - Our Wyoming Life, Mike and Erin Galloway 
                     Tractor Maintenance 101 - Sam (Samantha Rourke) Silvius
                     Kids' Corner -   Popcorn Science           

10:00-11:00 Keynote Speaker 
                     Dr. Fred Provenza
                     Kids' Corner
- Science Experiment 
11:00 – 1:00 Lunch Lunch Menu
                     Awards Scholarship, Book Signings 
Tractor Maintenance 102 - Sam Silvius

12:00-12:45  Break Out Two
Now you have produce and meat - how do you get it the consumer?
                     Ken Kuhns, Peach Valley CSA; Skip Doty / Kaye Davis, Skip's Market; 
                     Erin Galloway, Our Wyoming LIfe              
                     Biological Control - Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, CSU Extension
                     Kids' Corner - Community Service Make and Takes

1:00-1:45     Keynote Speaker
                     Mike and Erin Galloway, Our Wyoming Life
                     Kids' Corner - Ewe to You                         

2:00 – 2:45   Break Out Three 
Hemp Pests- Dr. Whitney Cranshaw
                      Panel Discussion - Large Animal Discussion;  Dr. Dan Love, Dr. Amy Daley,
                      Dr. Shane Porter
                      Kids' Corner - Karaoke covering Peterson Farm Brothers 

Kids' Corner will have activities throughout the day.  

Click here for the Ag Expo Scholarship Form

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To register on-line click  Ag Expo 2020

2020 Exhibitors    

Abundant Terraced Earth
Aspen Valley Land Trust
Berthod Motors
Bookcliif, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation Districts
Chelewski Pipe and Supply
CLEER Clean Energy Economy for the Region
Colorado Ag Water Alliance
Colorado Hemp Institute
Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado River Fire Rescue
FFA - Future Farmers of America
Garfield County Farm Bureau
Holy Cross Cattlemen's Association and Holy Cross Cattlewomen's
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Piffer Ag
Renewal By Anderson Windows
Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians RIDE
Rivendell Distribution and Sod Farm
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

West Divide Water Conservancy District
Western Colorado Community College
Western Implement

2020 Gold Sponsors      


            DOUBLE GOLD
             Berthod Motors 





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