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2018 Boulder County Ag Forum – February 7, 2018

Hands holding soil and seedling

Elks Club
306 Coffman St
Longmont, CO  80501

Registration opens January 1, 2018 by invitation

“Climate Smart Agriculture:  tools and practices for adaptation and resiliency”



About the 2018 Boulder County Ag Forum

The Boulder County Agriculture Forum is an educational, networking, and community building event that fosters community development for the success of all sectors in Boulder County agriculture while respecting the diverse needs of all producers.


Time Location Description
4:30-5:00 Booth Setup  
5:00 – 6:00 Social Hour Cash bar and snacks with live music from The Stanleytones
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner  
7:00 – 8:00 Program  
8:00 – 9:00 Door Prizes and Social Live music from The Stanleytones

Program Details

Dannele Peck is Director of the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub, housed within the Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado. She joined USDA-ARS in November 2016, following 10 years as an agricultural economics professor. She specializes in decision-making under risk & uncertainty, as applied to drought preparedness & response in agriculture. Dannele was raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York. She earned a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural & Resource Economics from Oregon State University. To learn more about Dannele and the Northern Plains Climate Hub, listen to her archived interview with Colorado’s own Brian Allmer from “Inside the Barn.”

Gene Kelly is a Professor of Pedology, Deputy Director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and is Associate Director for Research in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University (CSU). He was recently on assignment at National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) as visiting head scientist. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Kelly conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on various aspects of soils as related to global change issues. His scientific specialization is in Pedology and Geochemistry with primary interests in the biological weathering of soil and studies of soil degradation and global biogeochemical cycles. His current research is centered on Global Soil Degradation and fundamental role of grasslands in global biogeochemical cycles.  A native of New York, a marathoner and triathelete, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.

The Stanleytones will play before dinner and after the program.





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