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(DENVER) – Gov. Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Ronald J. Lambden of Greeley, J. Rodney Uhrich of Denver, and Burl M. Scherler of Sheridan Lake to the Colorado Agricultural Promotion Task Force.
"Agriculture has always played a vital role in Colorado's economy," said Owens. "This task force was created to help promote Colorado commodities in an effort to strengthen the agricultural economy. These new members are valuable additions to the task force."
Ronald J. Lambden serves as general counsel for the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Previously, Lambden had a private legal practice specializing in business and real-estate transactions and lectured on business law at UNC's Monfort College of Business. Lambden received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.
J. Rodney Uhrich currently serves as director and board chairman of the Colorado Agricultural Development Authority. A graduate of Colorado State University, Uhrich was executive vice president at the First National Bank of Denver.
Burl Scherler is the current owner and operator of Scherler Farms. Currently, Scherler serves as president of the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee and is a member of the U.S. Wheat Board of Directors. A former Kiowa County commissioner, Scherler received his Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture from Oklahoma State University.
The Colorado Agricultural Promotion Task Force was established by House Bill 04-1089 to promote Colorado's agricultural commodities. The task force will examine and provide direction for efforts to showcase the value of agricultural products, to create more competitive markets, and to increase demand for agricultural products. The task force will report its findings and recommendations to the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee and to the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee no later than January 10, 2005.
The task force consists of eleven members, three of whom are appointed by the Governor. Four members are appointed by the Speaker of the House, two by the President of the Senate, and two by the Senate Minority Leader.
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