Letters to the Editor

Thanks for recognizing importance of agriculture in the state

Marianne,

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.
Brighton