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i_yfarmers_2017a_2017-08-10t09:01:25z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 08/10/2017

Location: SCR 357


Establishment of a Beginning Farmers Network


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11:22 AM -- Establishment of a Beginning Farmers Network

Sharon Pattee, Executive Director, Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association (CYFEA), provided the committee with a copy of her comments (Attachment F). She explained the history of CYFEA, which was founded in 1970 as a statewide nonprofit and nonpolitical organization of men and women who were directly involved or interested in agriculture. Ms. Pattee stated that there are 12 local CYFEA chapters. She stated that the CYFEA provides leadership opportunities, including local and regional community resource and communication networking links. Ms. Pattee discussed some of the programs within CYFEA, including the Call to Action Program, which is an agricultural advocacy program. She explained the development of Annie's Project, which will provide women farmers with resource information and tools to be successful in agri-business. Ms. Pattee discussed other programs in the CYFEA and the National Young Farmers Educational Association (NYFEA) that offer community support for farmers.

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11:47 AM

Ms. Pattee responded to questions from the committee regarding the involvement of the CSU Extension Division.