RMFU: You’re Invited To The Pikes Peak Foodshed Forum Feb 22nd in Colorado Springs, CO

…and A Statewide Farm To Institution conversation

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is partnering with LiveWell Colorado and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to host the Pikes Peak Foodshed Forum. This year’s focus is Farm to Institution, and the forum will be packed with learning sessions and discussions on increasing your work growing or procuring food locally – with stakeholders from across the state.

Whether you produce food or procure it (or support those who do), this event is for you. Join other people coming from all over Colorado. There will be rich learning experiences, opportunities to network, plus discussions on advocating together for Colorado policies to support Farm to Institution efforts. By the end, you will have new potential partners, innovative best practices, and actionable next steps to grow your farm to institution work and others across Colorado.

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Where: University of Colorado (UCCS), Berger Hall

Address1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Breakfast and Registration: 8am

Welcome: 8:30am

Keynote: 9am

Sessions: 9:30am – 4:30pm plus a happy hour after

Breakfast, lunch, and onsite childcare will be provided!

Travel Support: Additionally, with generous support from the Gates Family Foundation, we are able to provide travel support to our Farm to Institution partners. We do not want travel to prevent you from attending, so we are offering some mileage and hotel scholarships to those who would not be able to attend otherwise. Please complete this form to request travel support.

Register here today!!!

About LiveWell Colorado

LiveWell Colorado is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to increasing access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that inequitably and disproportionately affect low-income communities and people of color. LiveWell focuses on policy, environmental, and systems changes that advance opportunity for healthy behaviors. Working with partners in communities across the state, LiveWell aims to ensure that all Coloradans live in environments with equitable access to the nourishing food and physical activity they need to be healthy.

About Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) works across Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming to advocate for family farmers and ranchers, local communities, and consumers. It is a progressive grassroots organization that was founded in 1907, whose principles are fundamental for the profitability of farmers and ranchers, assuring food, security, and strengthening energy independence. As a grassroots organization, RMFU opens doors for its members to be at the table in developing policy and having a voice in issues important to rural America. RMFU primarily focuses on education, legislation, and cooperation, believing the best way to create change is through working together.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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