Colorado Ag Classic

Date: 
12/10/2014 (All day) to 12/11/2014 (All day)
The 10th annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 10-11 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The trade show and convention is hosted jointly by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), the Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee (CSAC) and the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA).
 
The convention will begin the afternoon of Dec. 10, with a Legislative Townhall where attendees can discuss political topics affecting agriculture with legislators who influence our industry at the state capitol.
 
Three pesticide recertification courses will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m., focusing on: 1. Pollinator Protection–­­­Environmental Protection (1 credit); 2. Pesticides and Their Families (1 credit); and 3. Deciphering Mandatory and Advisory Statements on Labels–Laws and Regulations (2 credits). Attendees may attend as many sessions as they wish. Four credits are available, and the 2014 sessions do not repeat any of the 2013 sessions.
 
The evening will continue with dinner and a fundraising auction, with proceeds going to benefit CAWG’s and CCGA’s state and national legislative efforts.
 
Early morning sessions Dec. 11 include a workers’ compensation safety seminar and a session on Grain Marketing with Dan Maltby, followed by Dr. Craig Beyrouty, dean of the Colorado State University (CSU) College of Agriculture kicking off the General Session, which also includes Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar.
 
Dr. Eric Frew, director of the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles at CU-Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, will be presenting “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: These are the Drones You’re Looking For.”
 
Additional sessions include: “Details and Choices in the 2014 Farm Bill and Washington Outlook for 2015”; “Commodities and General Economic Outlook”; and “Colorado Water Watch,” with representatives from CSU; Combest, Sell & Associates; and CU-Boulder. 
 
During the trade show, representatives from agricultural businesses from around the state will be present to answer questions about their products.
 
More information on Colorado Ag Classic registration and hotel costs and program details is available at www.coloradowheat.org, or by calling 970-449-6994.
 
Below is a schedule for the Colorado Ag Classic.
 
2014 Colorado Ag Classic Schedule 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Noon               Colorado Corn Award Luncheon
2 p.m.              Legislative Town Hall
3:30 p.m.         Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training
6:00 p.m.         Dinner
7:30 p.m.         Auction
                       
Thursday, Dec. 11
7 a.m.              FarmInsure Safety Seminar
8 a.m.              Grain Marketing, Dan Maltby
9 a.m.              Craig Beyrouty, Dean of the CSU College of Agriculture
9:15 a.m.         John Salazar, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture
9:30 a.m.         Tony Frank, President of Colorado State University
10:30 a.m.       Break
10:45 a.m.       Eric Frew, Director for the Center for Unmanned Vehicles, CU-Boulder
11:30 a.m.       Face time with booth sponsors
Noon               Lunch
1 p.m.              Session 1 – Details and Choices in the 2014 Farm Bill
                        Session 2 – Agriculture Market Economics
                        Session 3 – Fracking Oil Discussion/Colorado Water Watch project
                        Session 4 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems
2 p.m.              Break
2:30 p.m.         Session 1 – Details and Choices in the 2014 Farm Bill
                        Session 2 – Agriculture Market Economics
                        Session 3 – Fracking Oil Discussion/Colorado Water Watch project
Session 4 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems
3:30 p.m.         Ag Classic Ends