Colorado State Hosts Annual Hank Brown Leadership Conference

Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences will host the fourth annual Hank Brown Leadership Conference Oct. 9.

The half-day conference, free and open to the public, features presentations by well-known business and community leaders who will address the role of leadership for the 21st century.

Hank Brown, former U.S. Senator for Colorado and now president of the University of Northern Colorado, will address the gathering, which begins at 9 a.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre on the Colorado State campus.

Other speakers include:

  • Pat Grant, president and CEO, National Western Stock Show;
  • Don Ament, Colorado commissioner of agriculture;
  • Charlie Blue, president and chief operating officer of ConAgra Agri Products Companies;
  • Virginia Butler, partner in the advertising-marketing-public relations firm of Burks/Butler; and
  • Gorden Niswender, Colorado State University Distinguished Professor and director of the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory.

The College of Agricultural Sciences initiated the conference to provide leadership skills to students and encourage them to participate in and lead fraternal, professional, educational and community organizations. The forum continues to focus on leadership, especially the needs of agricultural leaders, and provides a grounding in the skills, attitudes and expectations that students and others face as leaders and role models.

The conference is sponsored by the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, National Western Stock Show and Robert McCormick Tribune Foundation.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Parking is available in lots immediately south and north of Lory Student Center.

For more information, call the College of Agricultural Sciences at (970) 491-2785.