Fruit and vegetable growers plan conference – News – LA Junta Tribune – La Junta, CO – La Junta, CO

Fruit and vegetable growers plan conference

Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) allows growers facing common and sometimes complex issues to learn from each other, and their combined forces provide a robust platform for exploring myriad topics, from evolving consumer preferences and food safety concerns to labor and water issues. A conference for those interested in these topics will be held Feb. 25 in Denver.

LOVELAND, Colo. — Colorado fruit and vegetable production is almost a 300 million dollar industry at the farm gate, with over 60,000 acres in production. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are grown under some of the best climatic conditions in the country, including warm days, cool nights, and plentiful high-altitude sunshine. Besides nutritious and flavorful products, the fruit and vegetable industry supplies the citizens of Colorado with many other attributes (such as agritourism opportunities and open spaces) that contribute to the quality of life in the state.

The complexities of growing fresh and flavorful produce led to a collaborative project and the creation of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA). Growers facing common and sometimes complex issues are able to learn from each other, and their combined forces provide a robust platform for exploring myriad topics, from evolving consumer preferences and food safety concerns to labor and water issues.

A conference for those interested in these topics will be held Feb. 25 in Denver.

“As a local food distributor, I am very excited about the first annual CFVGA conference coming up in February,” said board member Aaron W. Perry. “This will be a great opportunity for growers, prospective growers, and a variety of market partners to get together and to strengthen Colorado’s fruit and vegetable production and access.”

Key sessions include:

 

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