Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to keynote CSU Ag Innovation Summit

By: InnovatioNews Monday March 9, 2015 0 comments Tags: Craig Beyrouty, CSU Ag Summit, Fort Collins, Tony Frank


CSU Ag Summit logoFORT COLLINS - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will offer keynote addresses at the "Advancing the Agriculture Economy Through Innovation" summit set for March 18-20 on the CSU campus.

Hickenlooper and Hancock will deliver their addresses on March 19 at the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus.

The first-time summit, co-sponsored by CSU's College of Agricultural Sciences and Office of Engagement, will feature industry leaders, CSU scholars and government officials.

"We are delighted that both Gov. Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock will join us on Thursday," said Craig Beyrouty, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

"Gov. Hickenlooper was instrumental in convincing Ardent Mills to come to Colorado, and Mayor Hancock's leadership has been instrumental in transforming Denver's tech industry, expansion of the airport, and the effort to reimagine the National Western Center -- an effort that includes CSU as a key partner."

"Colorado State University is proud to be a strong partner with our state's agricultural community, and this summit reflects that commitment," said CSU President Tony Frank.

"As our state has emerged from the recession, agriculture has also emerged as an even stronger and more vital economic driver for Colorado. The challenge we face now is to identify the growing and evolving innovation trends that will influence the industry going forward and explore how we can effectively meet those challenges in the years to come."

The summit will feature speakers from leading companies in Colorado, including IBM, JBS USA, Keurig Green Mountain, Leprino Foods and MAD Greens.

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