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Garfield County Fairgrounds

1001 Railroad Avenue

Rifle, CO 81650

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Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation District have partnered with Garfield County CSU Extension to offer Ag Expo! This event will offer exhibitors, speakers, kids corner, scholarship, lunch and much more! Our keynote speaker is Dr. Temple Grandin. Children under eight are free! Many options to choose from for a great winter day!


9:00- 9:45 Break Out One

Gardening and Small Acreage Soil Calvin Bailey

Heritage Fruit Local Varieties Gabe Riley

Water Delivery Systems Panel Discussion

10:00-11:00 Keynote Speaker – Dr. Temple Grandin

11:00 – 1:00 Lunch

12:00-12:45 Break Out Two Mini Updates

Colorado Cattlemen’s Frank Daley

Ditch Inventory Dennis Davidson

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Pasture and Range Management Steve Anthony

Multi-Species Reproductive

Strategies from Small Acreage Dr. Morgan McCarty

1:00-1:45 Break Out Three

Horse Therapy Dr. Temple Grandin

Heritage Fruit Grafting & Root Sel Vanessa Harmony

Soil Health and Fertility on Hay Derrick Wyle

2:00 – 2:45 Break Out Four

Grassfed Opportunities – Grass to Grill Carrie Balkcom

Bees 101: Small & Large Acreage Paul Limbach

Dr. Amy Krick

Go to www.southsidecd.org for a complete agenda and participating exhibitors.


Where do I park at the event?

There is plenty of parking at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Sponsors will provide a shuttle from the parking lot to the arena and if needed from the North and South Hall to the arena.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Sharie Prow with the Conservation Districts at 970-404-3439 or Contact Kayla Hinkley at 970-625-3969.

What's the refund policy?

Your registration fee includes the expo and lunch. Your registration is transferrable but not refundable. All net proceeds will be donated to the 4-H Leadership Program.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


The exhibitors will be in the inside arena. The building is large and may be cool, depending on the weather. Speakers will be in the North Hall and South Hall. The sidewalks will be plowed and treated if needed.

How to I become an exhibitor or sponsor?

Contact Sharie Prow, Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts at sharie.prow@udsa.gov or download an application at www.bookcliffcd.org.

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