Experts to explore technology and the future of family farms and ranches in Western Colorado

Glenwood Springs, Colorado — Join the Colorado River District for a lunch-hour
webinar focusing on West Slope agriculture and how the integration of new technologies,
strategies, and infrastructure upgrades may secure a future for the next generation.

Colorado’s West Slope agriculture is one-of-a-kind. The food grown for people across the state
and the nation is tended not by large corporate entities, but by small, multi-generational family
farms and ranches. These local operations provide an economic backbone for communities
across the Western Slope, but in a hotter, drier climate, they face staggering challenges.

Discussion topics will include innovative new technology for agricultural efficiency across
different geographic regions of the West Slope; infrastructure investments and collaborative
solutions for funding; the need for innovation and steps being taken to help small family
operations survive a hotter, drier future; and how these advancements and new technologies can
entice a younger generation.

The webinar is free but registration is required. Sign up now at

For those unable to attend the webinar live, register to receive
an emailed recording of the event.

Water With Your Lunch: NextGen Ag panelists include:

• Perry Cabot, PhD., Research Scientist and Extension Specialist, Colorado State
University, Colorado Water Center
• Paul Bruchez, Rancher, Reeder Creek Ranch
• Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance
• Dave “DK” Kanzer, Director of Science and Interstate Matters, Colorado River District
• Marielle Cowdin, Director of Public Relations, Colorado River District

By Brian 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.