Colo. Corn leaders talk ag with hundreds of cyclists

Cyclists from across the state learn about ag and Colorado’s rural communities
PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

The Pedal the Plains this year once again served as an opportunity for cyclists from across the state to learn about agriculture and Colorado’s rural communities, and Colorado Corn staff and board leadership were on site to take part in the conversations. (Courtesy of Colorado Corn)

GREELEY, Colo. — The Pedal the Plains this year once again served as an opportunity for cyclists from across the state to learn about agriculture and Colorado’s rural communities, and Colorado Corn staff and board leadership were on site to take part in the conversations.

Colorado Corn Administrative Committee President Mike Lefever, Colorado Corn CEO Mark Sponsler, executive coordinator Ann Cross, market development director Melissa Walter and communications director Eric Brown were all in attendance.

The group set up an educational stop at the Timmerman Cattle Company’s feed yard between LaSalle and Kersey on Friday, where they talked about GMOs, the Farm Bill and various other aspects of agriculture with many of the 1,200 riders who participated in the event this year.

This marked the sixth year that the Governor’s Office has partnered with the Denver Post Community Foundation to spotlight Colorado’s rural communities on the three-day ride, and each year Colorado Corn board members and staff have used the event to connect face-to-face with the many urban residents who participate. Kersey, Keenesburg and Brush were the three Colorado towns highlighted this year.

— Colorado Corn

Colo. Corn leaders talk ag with hundreds of cyclists

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