CLA NEWS: Hotel Deadline Extended! CLA Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration

GREELEY, CO – The deadline for the reduced hotel rate of $142.00 per night has been extended to March 23, 2019. Book your hotel room today for Colorado Livestock Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration April 3-4, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. CLA’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of livestock producers and trade show vendors in Colorado.

Highlights of this year’s event include a keynote presentation by Stephen Laughlin, Vice President & General Manager, Global Consumer Industry, IBM Corporation, a dueling pianos show by Wild Ivories Productions and a panel discussion with experts on legal issues, regulatory concerns, and the future political landscape in Colorado.

Don’t miss this year’s event!

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Wednesday, will kick off with a panel of experts to discuss industry disruptors including; legal issues, regulatory concerns, and the future political landscape in Colorado. Panelists include; Floyd Ciruli, Ciruli Associates, Chris Carrington, Richards Carrington, Tom Haren, AGPROfessionals and moderated by Mark Frasier, F Cross Cattle Company.

Join us for an evening celebrating farmers and ranchers at the Colorado’s Finest Celebration featuring decadent food and a dueling pianos show by Wild Ivories Productions!

A highlight of the event will be the keynote presentation on Thursday by Stephen Laughlin, Vice President & General Manager, Global Consumer Industry, IBM Corporation. Steve is known for helping retail and consumer product clients worldwide to transform their business models and consumer-facing activities. He is a leader in implementing complex business and technology solutions that drive improved performance. Steve leads IBM’s Consumer Industry across the company’s portfolio which includes retail, consumer products, wholesale distribution, and agri-business.

The Past Presidents of Colorado Livestock Association and the Colorado Cattle Feeder’s Association will be celebrated for their leadership at Thursday’s luncheon. Special guest, Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenburg will address the membership with her plans for the future of Colorado agriculture and CLA President, Mike Veeman will give a State of the Association.

Learn more and register by March 29th here:


Panel: Disruptors in the Livestock Industry 
Politics, Regulation, and Lawsuits
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 1:00pm
Chris Carrington Richards Carrington
Floyd Ciruli Ciruli Associates
Tom Haren AGPROfessionals.
Moderator: Mark Frasier F Cross Cattle Company
Keynote: Stephen Laughlin, IBM Corporation
Vice President, Global Consumer Industry
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00am
Colorado’s Finest Celebration
Featuring Delicious Food and Dueling Pianos!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:30pm

APRIL 3, 2019
12:00 Registration & Trade Show Opens
1:00 Panel: Disruptors in the Livestock Industry
   -Floyd Ciruli, Ciruli Associates
   -Chris Carrington, Richards
   -Tom Haren, AGPROfessionals
   -Mark Frasier, Moderator
3:30 Council Meetings
5:00 Welcome Reception
6:30 Colorado’s Finest Celebration
APRIL 4, 2019
7:00 Registration & Trade Show Opens
8:00 Annual Membership Meeting
10:00 Keynote Presentation
    -Stephen Laughlin,  IBM Corporation
12:00 Past President’s Luncheon
   -Special Guest: Commissioner of Ag
    Kate Greenburg
1:30 Ice Cream Break
2:00 Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM MDT
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM MDT
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80538
CLA has a block of discounted rooms at the
Embassy Suites Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: $142.00/night
Discounted rate deadline: March 18, 2019
(Or call the hotel directly at (970) 593-6200.)
See you in April!
Colorado Livestock Association

Colorado Livestock Association is a diverse multi-species member organization, representing ranchers, cattle and sheep feeders, dairy farmers, swine producers and agri-business partners. For more information about CLA visit


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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