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April 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm$45
AgriSummit is a community event highlighting opportunities for learning, discussion and networking focused on local agriculture and agritourism in the Heart of the Rockies region.
Held at the SteamPlant Event Center on Friday, April 21st, the AgriSummit will also include a catered luncheon featuring local foods, an early-season Farmers Market, and a Community Open House. Guidestone will host a 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner and silent auction in the evening.
Through three session tracks, topics are designed for established farmer & ranchers, next generation producers, backyard gardeners, local food enthusiasts, and community members alike.
Who Should Attend?
- Producers and landowners interested in starting an Agritourism business as part of a diversified business model or who currently have agritourism events on their land and would like to share their model or learn how to strengthen their current agritourism activities.
- Beginning producers interested in learning more about resources and techniques for producing food in the Central CO Rockies region.
- Local food enthusiasts interested in learning more about local food initiatives and opportunities.
- Educators & community members interested in learning more about the role of agriculture in education.
AgriSummit is sponsored by the SteamPlant Event Center, Guidestone Colorado, Hutchinson Homestead, GARNA, Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance, Colorado Tourism Office, Central Colorado Conservancy, Colorado State University Extension, the Salida Chamber of Commerce, the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau, the Upper Arkansas Conservation District, and the Salida Creative District.
Content and discussions will be relevant to next generation and established producers as well as local food enthusiasts and community members alike. Information regarding session topics and speakers will be incorporated here as they are finalized.
Schedule of Events
8:30am Registration/ Farmers Market Opens
9:00am Welcome/Opening Remarks
9:15am Special Address
10:15am Breakout Sessions (90 minutes)
12:00pm Lunch & Farmers Market
1:15pm Breakout sessions (60 min)
2:30pm Breakout sessions (60 min)
3:30pm Community Open House/ Farmers Market
4:30pm Silent Auction Opens
6:00pm 10th Anniversary Guidestone Gala Dinner
Register ONLINE HERE.
AgriSummit Registration + Guidestone’s 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner – $75
AgriSummit General Registration only (includes lunch & Community Open House) – $45
Guidestone Gala Dinner only (6pm) – $35
Vendor Fee (no cost for CCFA Members) – $75
For Farmers and Ranchers specifically interested in pursuing agritourism, scholarships are available. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please inquire at email@example.com for more information.
For more information, visit Guidestone’s website here.