2021 Symposium

Colorado Proud’s 3rd Annual Agriculture Symposium
Environmental, Cultural and Economic Sustainability

Tuesday | November 9
Noon-1:30 p.m. (MST)

A mix of U.S. and Colorado government leaders and agriculture experts will lead a keynote, panel discussion, Q&A and complex conversation around sustainability, focusing on a mix of environmental, cultural, and economic advancements and best practices. The goal is to connect with industry peers and share dialog around challenges, opportunities, innovation, and resources.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis
Opening Address: State of Colorado agriculture, from resources to balance within the industry

USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt
Keynote: U.S. ag economy status, Colorado ag spotlight vs. other states, environmental considerations around farming and water

Danielle Trotta, Colorado Proud Program Manager
Moderator for the panel discussion

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Panelist: Drought, mudslides, wildfires, water usage, soil, food waste, hotter future

Dr. James Pritchett, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Director, Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University
Panelist: Trends, consumer behavior, diversity and inclusion, infrastructure, education

Sheldon Rockey, Partner and Owner, Rockey Farms in San Luis Valley
Panelist: Local food, operations/profitability, biodiversity, soil health, crop quality, succession planning

Eric Haley, Co-Founder and CFO, Gotham Greens in Aurora
Panelist: Strategy, community revitalization, urban farming, sustainable future, reduced energy/waste

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