Media Advisory: 2018 Governor’s Forum of Colorado Agriculture features CSU experts on agricultural innovations

The 27th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, “Colorado’s Agricultural Impact: Economic, Environmental and Social,” will bring together producers, consumers, experts and other ag stakeholders to examine how each of those sectors converge to make agriculture one of the leading influencers in the state.

WHEN/WHERE:
The forum will be held from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver.

DETAILS:
CSU experts will discuss agricultural innovations during breakout sessions at 3:30 p.m.

Session 1: Colorado food system innovations and opportunities

  • Gregory Graff, associate professor, Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • Becca Jablonski, assistant professor/ food systems extension economist, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • Dawn Thilmany, professor – outreach coordinator, extension economist, Labor and Agribusiness Management, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • Grant Mattive, Worley Family Farms

Session 2: Innovations in the agribiome

  • Jan Leach, University Distinguished Professor, associate dean for Research, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
  • Pankaj Trivedi, assistant professor, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management
  • Matthew Wallenstein, associate professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Session 3: Innovations in agritech

  • Rajiv Khosla, Robert Gardner Professor of Precision Agriculture, Department of Soil & Crop Sciences
  • Jennifer Martin, assistant professor, Department of Animal Sciences
  • John McKay, associate professor, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
  • Edgar U. Peyronnin, director of Information Technology, CSU College of Agricultural Sciences/ Agricultural Experiment Stations

Session 4: Advancing agriculture at the National Western Center

  • Jessica G. Davis, professor and chair, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • Michael J. Martin, assistant professor, Agricultural Literacy, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Gregory Perry, professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

For a full schedule, visit http://www.governorsagforum.com/program-of-events.html.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Dimas at (970) 988-4265 or Jennifer.Dimas@colostate.edu.