Year: 2018

CFVGA 5th Annual Conference Set for Feb. 25-26, 2019

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 3, 2018 Contact:              Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org  SAVE THE DATE “Deep Dive” Addition, Produce Innovation Technology Pitch to Return The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its fifth annual conference Feb. 25-26, 2019, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, again with the two-day format and Produce …

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Registration Now Open for CFVGA Produce Labor Conference

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 2, 2018 Contacts:            Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827   admin@coloradoproduce.org                                 Adrian Card   303-678-6383    adrian.card@colostate.edu   Registration is now open for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) first-ever Produce Labor Conference, to be held Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colo. The conference agenda is designed to address …

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CFVGA President Robert Sakata Joins USDA Sec. Perdue for the NYSE Ending Bell

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 26, 2018 Contacts:           Robert Sakata   303-947-3097  rtsakata@aol.com                             Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org  Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) President Robert Sakata today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in ringing the ending bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  The Brighton, Colo., vegetable farmer was one of …

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CFVGA Solicits Agricultural Labor Innovation Proposals, Due date:  Oct. 15

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 10, 2018 Contact:            Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org  Two categories of agricultural labor innovation proposals are being solicited by the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) to present at its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colo. CFVGA anticipates more than 100 grower …

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Produce Growers Meet Gubernatorial Candidate Walker Stapleton

For Immediate Release:  Aug. 20, 2018 Contacts:            Robert Sakata  303-947-3097  rtsakata@aol.com                                 Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org   Colorado produce grocers during a meeting Aug. 17 had an opportunity to learn more about how gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton might govern in regard to agricultural issues. To accommodate very busy growers, many of whom are …

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Colorado Agriculture Groups Meet Sen. Michael Bennet, Discuss Farm Bill, Labor, Trade

For Immediate Release:  July 14, 2018 Contact: Robert Sakata 303-947-3097  RTSakata@aol.com BRIGHTON–Sakata Farms was the site where Colorado agriculture groups yesterday met Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., to address their priorities for the next farm bill as well as to ask the senator, who is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to keep pushing for solutions …

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Colorado Produce Growers Ask USDA Secretary Perdue’s Help on Labor, Trade

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2018 Contacts: Robert Sakata 303-947-3097 rtsakata@aol.com or Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 admin@coloradoproduce.org BRIGHTON, COLO.—Members of the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue yesterday afternoon at Sakata Farms to discuss the biggest challenges facing their farms. Also participating in the …

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