Jeff Wasden, President of the Colorado Business Roundtable, was the Keynote speaker at the Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, with Don Hijar of Pawnee Buttes Seed acting as emcee for the 2016 Awards Banquet Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon. CACD was proud to honor their 2016 Conservationists of the Year, including Gardner Farms from the West Otero/Timpas Conservation District winning the award in the Farming Division and Rocky and Sparky Pappas, from the White River Conservation District, winning in the Ranching Division. The Deer Trail FFA Chapter won for their great project work in the 2016 Small Acreage Division. CACD also honored CO House Representative Kevin Priola and CO Senator Kevin Grantham as their 2016 Legislators of the Year; Brian Allmer, BARN Media, was recognized with CACD’s 2016 Communications award. Tracee Bentley was honored for her five years (2011 – 2016) of dedicated and Distinguished Service to CACD. Mason Sowards, a sixth grader from La Jara, CO, won the statewide “We All Need Trees” 2016 Poster Contest. Chris Colflesh, from the White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts, was honored as the Conservation District Manager of the Year for 2016.
CACD would like to again thank all of their 2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors for their help in supporting CACD at this year’s event!