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Ag Water Tour- Hosted by: Colorado Ag Water Alliance


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


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Tour Itinerary: May 10, 2017
7:30 Registration at Colorado Corn, Greeley, CO
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
“Water Distribution in the South Platte” – Corey
DeAngelis, Division of Water Resources
9:00 Bus route to Eckhart Farm with tour guide Mark
Sponsler, Colorado Corn Growers Association
“Nexus of Ag Water and wildlife in the South Platte”
Jason Roudebush, Ducks Unlimited
“Groundwater Recharge and Augmentation,” Randy Ray,
Central Colorado Water Conservation District
Tour of Echkardt Farm – Dave Eckhardt
12:00 Lunch at Glen Fritzler’s Farm
12:30 Bus route through Greeley area and stop at USDA-ARS
farm with tour by Kendall DeJonge, USDA
“On-farm irrigation, efficiency, and deficit irrigation” Jon
Altenhofen, Northern Water
2:30 Bus to Fagerberg Farm
“Water Quality and Nutrient Management” – Rod Weimer,
Farm Manager
4:00 Tour concludes at Colorado Corn Office in Greeley

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