Stockgrowers annual dinner is March 2 |

Stockgrowers annual dinner is March 2

The Middle Park Stockgrowers Association and the Middle Park Conservation District are again co-hosting this year’s annual banquet.

The banquet is being held Saturday, March 2, at Remington’s Restaurant in Granby. Social hour with a cash bar will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

The guest speaker this year is Fred Provenza. Provenza was a professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University from 1982 to 2009. He is currently Professor Emeritus. For the past 37 years, his group has produced ground-breaking research that laid the foundations for what is now known as behavior-based management of landscapes. That work inspired researchers and managers in disciplines as diverse as ruminant and human nutrition and foraging behavior, animal welfare; chemical-, landscape-, and restoration-ecology, wildlife-damage management, pasture and rangeland science and management, and rural sociology and eco-development. Along with colleagues and graduate students, he has been author or co-author of 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and he has been an invited speaker at over 325 conferences. He and his wife Sue are now living in the mountains of Colorado.

Tickets for the banquet are $40 per person. If you have any questions or you would like to make a reservation, call Sandy Baker at 531-2483 no later than Friday, Feb. 20.

The annual meeting of the Middle Park Stockgrowers will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the PK-8 school in Kremmling. The meeting is open to the public, and we encourage anyone with concerns about our agricultural community to attend. Representatives from the DOW, Sheriff’s department, CCA, BLM, and others will be there to share information and answer questions.

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