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2017 Innovating for Viability- Land and Water Tour of the Lower Arkansas Basin

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The Colorado Foundation for Water Education, National Young Farmers Coalition, Colorado Agriculture Water Alliance and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union are partnering to offer this one-day bus tour focused on innovative solutions for agricultural viability. We will be travelling together to multiple farms between Avondale and Rocky Ford Colorado. Along the way participants will hear from farmers and speakers and visit operations focused on irrigation efficiency, soil health, adaptation for climate change, alternative transfer methods, water quality, farmland succession planning and more. Participants will enjoy a local meal during the tour and walk away with a stronger understanding of the local nexus between water and the agriculture industry.

Tour Goals: 

Informed Coloradans- Help interested citizens, elected officials and community leaders gain a well-rounded, objective look at regional water management considerations so they leave feeling more equipped to engage in local and statewide conversations and to approach leadership and decision-making roles with confidence.

Stewardship- Showcase the local nexus between water and the agriculture industry, including opportunities for working towards a more secure water future.

Collaboration- Convey the importance of partnerships in water resource management, water supply planning, soil health practices, and river health and the innovative water technologies surrounding the agriculture industry.

New Perspective- Bring diverse audiences together to learn from each other and create an environment for collaboration.

Farmland Access/Succession- Discuss the importance of ensuring secure farmland access and succession planning for the next generation of farmers and ranchers in Colorado to maintain the state's agricultural heritage, support rural economies, and pass down stewardship of our land and water resources.

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September 27th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Avondale, 81022
United States
Phone: 303-377-4433
Member (CFWE, CAWA, RMFU, NYFC) $ 75.00
Non-member $ 90.00

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