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AgriSummit 2017

April 21 @ 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.

Sponsors

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.


Program

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


Registration

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 andrea@guidestonecolorado.org for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please inquire at info@guidestonecolorado.org for more information.


More Information

For more information, visit Guidestone’s website here.

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$45
Event Category:

Venue

Ballroom
220 W. Sackett Ave
Salida, CO 81201 United States
Phone:
719.530.0933
Website:
www.salidasteamplant.com

Organizer

GARNA
Phone:
719-539-5106
Email:
info@garna.org
Website:
www.garna.org