Media Alert: It’s Time to Talk A Public Meeting to Discuss the Future of Agriculture, Family Farming and Healthy Living in Delta County


What: A coalition of organizations dedicated to sustainable agriculture, economically-viable farming practices and preserving the public health and stability of rural communities will hold an open forum called Good Food, Responsible Agriculture & Preserving Our Rural Economy in Delta County. Public Q&A to follow.

When: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | 6:30-9:00 pm (MT)

Where: Memorial Hall, 175 N. 1st Street, Hotchkiss, CO 81419


Dr. John Ikerd, Keynote speaker
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri

Speaker panel:
Dr. Frank Stonaker: Farmer and former Professor of Horticulture (Specialty Crops), CSU
Scott Horner: Farmer at Small Potatoes Farm
Paolo Bacigalupi: Award-winning fiction author

Delta County is changing. It’s no secret to residents of the Western Slope that living and livelihoods on this landscape are on the move. Issues of family-scaled farming and ranching, healthy living conditions, environmental safety, the push to produce sustainable good  food and the introduction of industrial agriculture models are all up for public discussion and debate. No less than the future of the County, the State and the region lie in the balance.

Sponsored by the Western Slope Conservation Center, Western Colorado Congress, Valley Organic Growers Association and Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Good Food, Responsible Agriculture & Preserving Our Rural Economy in Delta County will begin the conversation on this changing landscape ”our agricultural heritage.

For more information, please contact:
Ralph D’Alessandro
Member, Board of Directors
Western Slope Conservation Center