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2016 Symposium & Trade Show

Thursday, February 11, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

William L. Gobin Community Building

105 North Main Street, Rocky Ford, CO

Plans are currently being made for the 2016 event.


The Arkansas Valley Farm/Ranch/Water Symposium and Trade Show is an opportunity to update area farmers, ranchers and business people on pertinent topics that are of interest to them, as well as introduce new and exciting topics. Academic and industry experts will share the latest research and innovation that contribute to the ongoing advancements of the agriculture industry.

In addition, industry representatives and innovators will showcase and discuss leading-edge advancements occurring across the country.

This is a not-to-be-missed event! Pre-registration is encouraged due to the capacity limits for the symposium.












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2016 Speaker Presentations

Return Flow to the Arkansas River -
Dr. Timothy Gates,
Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado State University

USDA Updates -
Chuck Hanagan,
UDSA Farm Service Agency

Weather Trends & Forecast 2016 -
Brian Bledsoe,
Chief Meteorologist
KKTV 11 News

Cattle, Corn and Hay Markets -
James Robb,
Livestock Marketing
Information Center

Alternative Forages-
Kathy Voth,
Private Consultant
Livestock for Landscapes

Conservation Tillage Under Furrow Irrigation -
Troy Bauder,
Extension Specialist -
Water Quality
Colorado State University

New Opportunities in Growing Industrial Hemp -
Joel Lundquist, Farmer/Custom Harvestor

































































































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