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Is Organic an Option for Me? Workshop

Boulder County Parks & Open Space

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Is Organic an Option for Me? Workshop

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Workshop + Meat Lunch Ended Free  
Workshop + Vegetarian Lunch Ended Free  
Workshop + Gluten Free Lunch Ended Free  

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Do you have an interest in certified organic food?  Have you wondered how a food product is certified or what the everyday consumer is looking for?  Are you interested in finding out more information on producing certified organic products on your farm?  This workshop will answer many of your questions and provide many great resources.  Experienced and new farmers as well as interested community members are invited to attend.  This workshop will provide an overview of the opportunities, realities and challenges of running a certified organic operation as well as discuss the larger economic landscape of agriculture in Colorado and how organic fits into Boulder County’s agriculture industry.  Agency representatives will provide information and resources that can assist in transition to certified organic production.  Come and spend the day learning from industry experts about organic production and how it fits into the Boulder County agriculture picture.  FREE for everyone, lunch included.  Registration required. Limited spaces so please reserve your spot today.


9:30     Registration and Coffee

10:00   Welcome

10:10   The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture

Greg Graff- Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Office of Engagement, Colorado State University

Kathay Rennels – Assistant Vice President of Community and Economic Development, Colorado State University 

Brought to you by the Boulder County Food and Ag Policy Council

11:05   Colorado Perspectives on the Organic Market

Dawn Thilmany McFadden- Professor of Agribusiness & Agribusiness

Extension Economist with Colorado State University

12:00   Free Catered Lunch

12:45   USDA “Is Organic an Option for Me?” Program

                        Mark Lipson- Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Policy Advisor, 


1:40     What are local buyers looking for?

Speakers TBD- Local buyers discuss what they are looking to purchase from


2:00     CDA Organic Program

Amy Stafford- Organic Program Coordinator with Colorado Dept. of


2:50     Closing Remarks/Evaluations

3:00-    Social Hour/ Networking


Have questions about Is Organic an Option for Me? Workshop? Contact Boulder County Parks & Open Space

When & Where

UCAR- University Corporation of Atmospheric Research
3080 Center Green Dr
Boulder, CO

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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