Denver Metro Ag Water Tour

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Boulder County Fairgrounds

What is the economic impact of Colorado Agriculture? How important is irrigation to sustaining agriculture along the Front Range? How is water used in irrigation?

Tour Itinerary: June 27, 2017

7:30 Registration at Boulder County Fairgrounds


8:00 Welcome and Introductions from Greg Peterson, CAWA

“The Importance of Irrigated Agriculture” Don Brown, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture

“The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture” Gregory Graff, Colorado State University


9:00 Tour of Hergenreder Farm

“Farming on the Urban/Rural Divide” Jerry Hergenreder, Hergenreder Farms

“The Role of Ditch Companies” Dan Lisco, local producer and ditch company board member


11:00 Drive to Fort Lupton with presentation by Alex Funk of National Young Farmers Coalition


11:30 Tour and lunch at River Garden Vineyards in Fort Lupton with Bob Stahl


1:00 Bus route to Sakata Farms along the Brighton Ditch

Presentation by Robert Sakata, Sakata Farms

Presentation on River Administration by Brent Schantz,

Division of Water Resources


4:00 Arrive at Boulder County Fairgrounds

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