Friday morning, a “Meet & Greet” was held in Fort Morgan with Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenburg. The event was very well attended and the dialogue was robust and the discussion ranged from oil and gas legislation to all day kindergarten. CLA member Ed Wilgenburg, Wildcat Dairy, in Fort Morgan shared with the Governor some of the challenges facing the livestock industry as well as the advancements made in the efficiency of production and the reduction of the livestock industry’s environmental footprint.
In the afternoon, the Governor and the Commissioner were hosted by Norm and Britt Dinis at Empire Dairy in Wiggins. The honored guests had the opportunity to see firsthand the care and husbandry that is provided to their cows. CLA Board member Britt Dinis, said, “Norm and I are very pleased that the Governor and the Commissioner took time out of their busy schedules to come to Northeast Colorado and engage with farmers and others from the agricultural community.”
Earlier in the week, Commissioner of Agriculture, Kate Greenburg, was in Yuma touring local agribusinesses with CLA Producer Council Chair, Kenny Rogers. Following the tour, Colorado Livestock Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee hosted a community meeting where area livestock producers had a chance to engage in a dialogue with the Commissioner about her vision for Colorado agriculture.