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7th Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference Deemed Successful Collaboration

Posted on February 23, 2021 12:25 PM by elyons

The virtual seventh Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) annual conference proved to be a successful, well-attended event for the statewide organization.. According to the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, "Fruit and veggie production in Colorado is a nearly $485 million dollar industry with more than 90,000 growing acres statewide and around 60,000 acres in Freemont, Mesa, Durango-La Plata, and Delta Counties." The CFVGA is a strategic partner of Western Growers.

CFVGA's board president, Western Growers member, and Colorado vegetable farmer, Robert Sakata, organized the virtual event held over February 17 and 18, 2021. Sakata worked with WG Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Director Dennis Donohue to incorporate an agtech discussion for CFVGA members and conference attendees. Donohue and Sakata selected four agtech startups from the WGCIT to join a virtual panel focused on agtech solutions for Colorado growing issues. The agtech innovators that participated included a wide variety of resolutions: Tailwater Systems, FarmWise, HeavyConnect, and ChrysaLabs.

The attendees were able to watch updates from each technology company and had the opportunity to later ask them questions live during the agtech panel. CFVGA conference attendees were also introduced to the WGCIT, and our mission to support WG members in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. More information about the annual conference and CFVGA is available on their website: Coloradoproduce.org