Labor recruiting and retention affects all Colorado produce farms.   Join CFVGA December 5, 2018 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado in our first in-depth conference devoted to understanding the current condition, learning updates on current and new programs, and finding innovative solutions for Colorado fruit and vegetable growers.   The CFVGA Produce Labor Conference will feature live labor saving technology demos and a pitch and discuss session with labor solutions innovators.

This conference is generously supported by a grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture through the USDA’s Specialty Crops Block Grant Program.

Conference registrants: Download a PDF of the conference program to your phone


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Conference location:  Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora, CO  80016

Registration opens October 1.  Early registration ends Nov 27 at midnight
Member pricing:  $40 early/$50 late
Non-member pricing:  $60 early/$70 late
Click here for online registration

CFVGA has a small block of rooms until Nov 11 for $139 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites  Check out the conference hotel, located at 24192 E Prospect Avenue, Aurora, CO

Questions?  Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827

Exhibitors and 2018 CFVGA Sponsors

Get your labor solutions in front of Colorado produce growers with a 10′ booth space.  CFVGA sponsors are eligible for a free to low cost booth space guaranteed if requested by Oct 1.

Space includes 6′ table, pipe and drape behind your booth, and two chairs and free wifi.  Electricity is available for free upon request.

Click here for the exhibitor space request form and submit it asap.  Up to 15 total spaces available.

Sponsors can register for free with or without an exhibitor booth. Contact Marilyn Bay Drake for registration code  303-594-3827

CFVGA seeks innovators to present at the conference!

Tech Demos RFP 
Do you have a product in the marketplace that solves labor issues on farm?  Submit your proposal by Oct 30 and CFVGA will select up to 4 companies for an exclusive opportunity to demo your product to a live conference audience in small groups for discussion and feedback.  All selected will receive a free booth, lodging for one night and free Dec 5 conference registration. The conference audience will vote on their top solution and the winner receives a 1 year scholarship with the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology valued at $3000.

Pitch and Discuss RFP
Got a great idea not yet in the marketplace that can help with labor supply, technology and management?  Submit your proposal by Oct 30 and CFVGA will select up to 6 to pitch their ideas then discuss in small groups with the conference audience for feedback.  All selected will receive free registration to the Dec 5 conference.  The audience will select a winner to receive free registration at the CFVGA Annual conference February 25-26, 2019 in Denver ($130 value).

Interested in farmworker issues?

CFVGA encourages you to attend the Colorado Agriculture and Farm Labor Summit
December 3 – 4, 2018 | Colorado Springs

In an effort to foster solutions for farmworkers and produce farm employers, CFVGA collaborated with conference planners in 2017 to seed deeper understanding.  In 2018, we are collaborating again to learn and explore ways to meet the needs of employees and employers.  Click here for more details and look under the “Conference/Events” tab

CFVGA does not endorse the products, services, opinions or positions of the presenters in its conference.  We invite you to examine these and discern for yourself if they have value to you regarding your work in produce farm labor.

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