Hosted & Sponsored By:

   

   

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Where:

SteamPlant Theater and Event Center, Salida 
220 W. Sackett Ave 

Contact:

Andrea Coen 
Guidestone Colorado
719-239-0955 
andrea@guidestonecolorado.org 

AgriSummit
LOCAL FOOD & AGRITOURISM IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES

Thursday, April 18 - Friday, April 19
Salida, CO

About AgriSummit 2019:
AgriSummit is a day-long event highlighting opportunities for networking, discussion and learning focused on local food production and agritourism in the Heart of the Rockies region. Held at Salida's SteamPlant Event Center on
Friday, April 19th AgriSummit 2019 will also include a lunch featuring local foods, an early season Farmers Market, a silent auction and a Community Open House Hootennany with live music and tastings with our local libations producers.

New this Year!  Join us Thursday, April 18th in the afternoon for a Farm Tour highlighting area farms, ranches and agritourism sites, followed by a Meet & Greet with CO Commissioner of Agriculture, Kate Greenberg. Pre-registration is required for the Farm Tour, but the Meet & Greet is free and open to the public, to be held at Soulcraft Brewing in Salida from 5-6:30pm.  Kate will give an address at 5:30pm.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Producers and Landowners:
    -Interested in starting an Agritourism business as part of a diversif
    ied business model  
    -Who currently have agritourism events on their land and would like to share their model or learn how to strengthen their current agritourism activities.
  • Beginning Producers interested in learning more about resources and techniques for producing food in the  Central CO Rockies region. 
  • Food Enthusiasts & Community Members! If you are interested in local food, agriculture, community resiliency, rural economies, are interested in learning more about local food initiatives and opportunities, and want to join in on the conversations, this event is for YOU!

Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 18th
1-5pm - Farm Tour highlighting local farms/ ranches and agritourism sites
5-6:30 - Meet & Greet with Kate Greenberg, CO Commissioner of Agriculture.
Kate will give an address at 5:30pm. Free & Open to the Public.
Location: Soulcraft Brewing, Salida

Friday, April 19th
8:00am - Registration Opens
8:30 am - Welcome/ Opening Remarks
9:00am - Workshops
10:15am - Workshops
11:30pm - Lunch Served, provided by Seasons Cafe/ Vendors/ Networking/ Silent Auction
12:30pm - Keynote Address

1:15pm - Workshops
2:30pm - Workshops
3:30pm - Community Open House/ Farmers Market/Local Libations/ Silent Auction/ Live Music

Registration:
Thursday Tour + Friday Full Day AgriSummit - $60
Friday AgriSummit - Full Day - $45
Friday AgriSummit - Half Day (12-5pm) - $30
Thursday Farm Tour Only - $15
Market Vendor - $75 for non-Foodshed Alliance Members/ Free for Foodshed Alliance Members

For Farmers, Ranchers and aspiring producers specifically interested in pursuing agritourism, scholarships are available.  Please inquire at andrea@guidestonecolorado.org for more information.

Market Vendors - Space is Limited! Prior to registering, please reserve a booth through Foodshed Alliance by contacting the Market Manager, Ashley, at: info@foodshedalliance.com.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please inquire at andrea@guidestonecolorado.org for more information.

Lodging:
We are pleased to be partnering with Amigo Motor Lodge to provide a 10% discount to AgirSummit attendees between Wednesday, April 17th and Sunday, April 20th.  To make a reservation, please visit: www.stayamigo.com and use the discount code: AGR10 during your online reservation process.