Letters to the Editor

Thanks for recognizing importance of agriculture in the state


I saw your article published in the Aug. 2 edition of The Colorado Statesman regarding the House ag committee members getting out into rural areas and wanted to thank you for capturing this. As a member of the Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association legislative committee, I have been actively working to get more legislature members out in the field and coordinated the tour last week when we hosted state Representatives Perry Buck and Lori Saine. I had an opportunity to spend about four hours with them one-on-one discussing various ag and rural issues. I am also currently working on another ag-related visit for a state senator and a state representative.

I received a call on Friday that a group of state representatives would like to do a tour at the end of September. Hopefully, we can gain some more interest and build upon our early success. As Colorado’s second largest industry, we in agriculture need to do a better job of telling our story. So, thanks for tackling this topic.

The photo is from the tour I arranged last week. In the picture are, left to right: Rep. Perry Buck, Agfinity Feed Manager Mick Daniel, Sally Kline, Rep. Lori Saine, Agfinity Vice President Chip Marks, and CoBank Relationship Manager Larri Tappy.
Chip Marks
Executive Vice President, Agfinity, Inc.