In celebration of local foods and agritourism, Guidestone is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual AgriSummit! This community event is held at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center on Friday, April 20th. Attendees will participate in educational sessions, opportunities for networking and inspired discussions focused on local food production and agritourism in our region.
Content and discussions will be relevant to next generation and established producers as well as local food enthusiasts, educators and community members alike. The event will include breakout sessions on topics such as agritourism, Holistic Management, regenerative agriculture, aquaponic and geothermal greenhouse production systems, Farm to School, water law, as well as the role of education and community building in creating resilient food systems. A keynote address will be given by Joe & Jenn Wheeling of the James Ranch in Durango, highlighting this multi-generational ranch and the agriculture and agritourism operations that allow it to thrive.
Additional highlights include a Farmers Market hosted by Foodshed Alliance, lunch provided by Seasons Cafe, and a Community Open House from 4:30-6pm with libations and a silent auction. These events are followed by a screening in the SteamPlant Theater of the film 'Farmers For America': a documentary film to celebrate, support, and inspire young farmers.
Throughout the weekend, additional AgriSummit events include farm & ranch tours on Saturday, and Savor Chaffee County!