More than 300 exhibitors are getting ready for the 2016 Colorado Farm Show, which will be held from Jan. 26 through Jan. 28 at the Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Colo. This year’s theme is “People, Products, Progress,” to highlight the spirit of agriculture in the state.
Farm Show Spokesperson Erich Ehrlich told the Greeley Tribune that the Colorado Farm Show will focus on agriculture technology, which now allows producers to work more efficiently. The show has been hosted for more than 50 years, bringing together professionals from all sectors of the agricultural industry.
Several events and workshops will be hosted throughout the event. Some of the speakers include Colorado Commission of Agriculture Dan Brown, Agricultural Economist Jim Robb, and Colorado State University Professor Stephen Koontz. The topics that will be tackled range from commodity markets to cattle breeding.
Additionally, the Colorado Farm Show is now accepting applications from high school students eligible for farm show-sponsored scholarships. To date, the Colorado Farm Show has awarded $136,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from Colorado who are pursuing careers in agriculture.
The event will be hosted on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28. Admission is free, with the exception of parking.