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2010 CWAC/CAWG annual county meetings, elections


Colorado wheat producers are invited to attend and participate in the annual county business meetings and elections jointly sponsored by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee and the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers. The business meetings and elections will be held January 12 to 19, at 14 different locations.

"We want input from growers around the state, and we want you to hear how your check-off funds are being used to promote Colorado wheat and develop new varieties of wheat at Colorado State University," said CWAC President Richard Starkebaum, Haxtun.

Starkebaum will discuss how funding from the producer-approved assessment is being invested in education, research and promotion programs, the hard white wheat marketing program with ConAgra and public-private wheat breeding/research collaborations.

CAWG President Jerry Cooksey of Roggen will present an update on state and national legislative activities, including Governor Bill Ritter's proposal to suspend several state agricultural sales tax exemptions and federal Cap and Trade legislation.

CWAC/CAWG Executive Director Darrell Hanavan will review the current U.S. and world wheat situation.

CWAC and CAWG are two distinctly separate organizations with different, but complimentary purposes.

Calendar of CWAC/CAWG Annual County Meetings (2010)

Jan. 12, 6 p.m., Baca County, Springfield, Baca County Resource Center, complimentary dinner.

Jan. 13, 7:30 a.m., Kiowa County, Eads, K & M Ranch House, complimentary breakfast.

Jan. 13, noon, Prowers and Bent counties, Lamar, Truck Plaza, complimentary lunch.

Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Cheyenne County, Cheyenne Wells, Fairgrounds Community Center, complimentary dinner.

Jan. 14, 9 a.m., Washington County, Akron, Central Great Plains Research Station, refreshments.

Jan. 14, noon, Yuma County, Yuma, St. John's Lutheran Educational Building, complimentary lunch.

Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., Logan CountySterling, Social Services Building, refreshments.

Jan. 15, 8:30 a.m., Dist. #4 (Weld, Boulder and Larimer counties) Keenesburg, Roosters Country Grill, complimentary continental breakfast.

Jan. 15, noon, Morgan County, Fort Morgan, Cooperative Extension Office, complimentary lunch.

Jan. 18, 10 a.m., Dist. #9 (Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties), Hayden, Town Hall, complimentary lunch.

Jan. 18, 6 p.m., Phillips & Sedgwick Counties, Haxtun, Agricultural Education Building, complimentary dinner.

Jan. 19, 7:30 a.m., Kit Carson County, Burlington, The Post, complimentary breakfast.

Jan. 19, noon, Lincoln, Elbert, and El Paso counties, Limon, Community Building, complimentary dinner.

Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Adams and Arapahoe counties, Byers, American Legion Building, complimentary dinner.

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