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Agriculture and Clean Energy Summit
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A Workshop for Land Owners, Farmers, Policy Makers and Concerned Citizens

On September 2nd, Sen. Michael Bennet hosted a summit on agricultural opportunities in clean energy. Attendees learned more about how proposed clean energy legislation will impact agriculture in Colorado.

The USDA, agricultural producers, scientists and economists discussed opportunities for Colorado’s farmers in clean energy legislation, and they were available to answer attendees' questions.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009


Country Steak-Out

19592 County Rd R.7

Fort Morgan, Colo.

Featured Events

  • Comments by Sen. Michael Bennet
  • Welcome by Jon Scholl, President, AFT
  • Sorting Out the Costs and Benefits of Clean Energy Legislation
    Andy Olsen, Senior Policy Advocate, Environmental Law and Policy Center
    Jim Pritchett, Dept. of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
  • Agriculture Opportunities - Offset and Energy Panel
    Ginny Brannon, Colorado Dept. of Health and Environment
    Cindy Lair, Colorado Dept. of Agriculture
    Gary Teague, Anaerobic Digester Producer, Teague Diversified
    Curtis Sayles, Carbon Offset Producer
    Bill Midcap, Aggregator, Director of Renewable Energy Development, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Complete Agenda of Events [PDF]
  • Speaker Biographies [PDF]

Background Reading

Role of Agriculture Under Proposed Climate Change Legislation

Economic Effects of ACES on Agriculture

Legislative Background

For more information please contact Anita Zurbrugg, Center for Agriculture in the Environment, American Farmland Trust, azurbrugg@niu.edu,  815-753-9686.

American Farmland Trust