Colorado Corn district meeting in Greeley on June 29, farm bill to be focus of discussion
June 20, 2017
The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee will host a district meeting in Greeley to give updates on the activities of the two organizations and provide discussions about the next farm bill.
The meeting will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. June 29 at the Colorado Corn office, 127 22nd St. in Greeley. At the meeting, the Growers Association will have board member nominations for its Districts 1-2 director position, which includes Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln and Weld counties. The position is currently held by Bruce Schlagel, who is eligible for another term, according to a news release.
Additionally, the two organizations will conduct a farm bill priorities survey ahead of the district meetings. With the next farm bill being a main focus of discussions, Colorado Corn staff and board members request producers to complete a 10-question survey before the meeting so time can be used for face-to-face dialogue on the critical topic, according to a news release.
The release said the farm bill governs national food and farm policy — including crop insurance, nutrition and conservation — and is typically reauthorized every five years. Farmer input will be vital in making sure leaders from the two organizations are effectively relaying the farm bill priorities of the industry to lawmakers in Washington, D.C., the release said.
Anyone wanting to complete the survey online can do so at http://www.coloradocorn.com. There is an online version and a printable version available. Those who fill out a printed survey are asked to bring it to the district meetings with them.
A meal will be provided at the meeting. To get an accurate headcount, those who want to attend are asked to RSVP as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 351-8201.
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The two organizations will host more district meetings later this summer. To find those dates and locations, go to http://www.coloradocorn.com.