Ag Expo 2018


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Garfield County Fairgrounds, Rifle, CO

8 am - 3:00 pm

Brought to you by:

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side CD
Colorado State University Extension
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Keynote speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin


8:00 - 9:00 Check in and Coffee
9:00- 9:45 Break Out One
Gardening and Small Acreage Soil - Calvin Bailey
Orchard Management - Bryan Braddy and Emily Dowdy - CSU Extension  
New Technology in Agriculture Irrigation - GJ Pipe
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
Colorado Water Planning Update - Sara Dunn
Current Event
Pasture and Range Noxious Weed Management  -Steve Anthony
Multi-Species Reproductive Strategies from Small Acreage- Dr. Morgan McCarty
1:00-1:45 Break Out Three - Equine Assisted Horse Therapies Dr. Temple Grandin
Heritage Fruit Grafting & Root Selection - Vanessa Harmony
Soil Health and Fertility on Hay - Derrick Wyle
2:00 – 2:45 Break Out Four
Grassfed Opportunities – Grass to Grill - Katie Miller
Bees 101: Small & Large Acreage -Paul Limbach
Parasite Management, Focusing on Equine, Dr. Amy Daley

Be sure and stop at the book signing for several of Dr. Grandin's books, sponsored by   Book Train  and the Rifle Branch Library

Click here for the Ag Expo Scholarship Form

Click here for a registration form - this is a ticketed event only!  No sales at the door!

Agenda    Click here for the agenda

Exhibitors     Exhibit spaces are sold out!  Please call the office if you would like to advertise.    

Abundant TerrAced Earth
Aspen Valley Land Trust

B & B Irrigation Specialists
Bookcliff Equine Assisted Learning LLC
Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation Districts
Chelewski Pipe and Supply
Colorado State Forest Service
Eagle Valley Land Trust
FFA - Future Farmers of America
Garfield Clean Energy
Garfield County Farm Bureau
Garfield County Vegetation
Grand Junction Pipe and Supply
Holy Cross Cattlemen's Association and Holy Cross Cattlewomen's
John Deere Tractors - Berthod Motors
Mountain Poly Services
Natural Resources Conservation Service
New Castle Gardens
Piffer Ag
Rangeland Resources
Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians RIDE
Rivendell Distribution and Sod Farm
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Square Bale Spinner LLC
Western Implement

Gold Sponsors        




Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsor


Corporate Advertising

Cheryl & Company Real Estate    Out West Real Estate

Come early, stay late!  La Quinta in Rifle will be offering special rates for Ag Expo!  Call 970-361-3390 and ask for the special rate "AG EXPO".  Your room fee includes breakfast, swimming pool and hot tub, and large area for families to gather!  Reservations must be made by   January 22!

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