Thursday & Friday, December 7-8, 2023
stockyards event center | denver, colorado
Spend a Day Connecting Colorado's Food System
The 2023 Colorado Food Summit will bring together food and agriculture stakeholders from across the state to help build shared understanding of the complex opportunities and challenges facing our food and agriculture systems. Our Summit aims to inspire collaborative action towards a more resilient and equitable food future in the face of uncertainty (e.g., pandemic, drought, inflation, supply chain shortages) through panel presentations, storytelling, creative presentations, and facilitated networking. We encourage anyone connected to Colorado’s food system to be a part of this important discussion.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
save the date - december 7, 2023
farm to loading dock support
Join us for this pre-summit event to provide input on a Colorado farm to loading dock technical assistance landscape assessment. There is an unprecedented amount of state and Federal financial and human resource support for “farm to…” efforts in the state and we need to get organized! We invite those involved in getting food and agricultural products from the farm to institution – producers, ranchers, distributors, food service directors, non-profits.
2022 Summit Evaluation
2022 Colorado Food Summit Participants reported creating 2.123 new connections
Dollars raised in 2022
Of participants plan to follow up on connections made during the event
Individuals (32% of attendees) received financial assistance
The 2023 CO Food Summit program content will emerge from a scoping review by the planning committee of all relevant food and agricultural reports, conferences, meetings, etc. that took place over the last year across the state. This review will support identifying priorities, opportunities, and needs in the agri-food system.
Once these documents are reviewed, the planning committee will facilitate meetings with regional councils, coalitions, or groups by mid-June to confirm CO Food Summit program priorities. To share the priorities you’d like to see reflected at the 2023 CO Food Summit, please fill out this form. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jenileigh Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial assistnace applications have closed
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Join this year’s team of Colorado Food Summit Volunteers! Support the Colorado Food Summit December 7-8th including venue set up and clean up, check in, guest support, food vendor support, and more. Volunteers donating a minimum of 3 hours receive complimentary:
- Event Registration
- One Night Stay at Local Hotel
- FREE Volunteer T-Shirt
Sponsor The Food Summit!
By joining as a sponsor, you will be making a key investment in building and sustaining meaningful connections across Colorado’s food system. You will also have the opportunity to partner with us to create an impactful event. We invite you to review our sponsorship opportunities and consider supporting this impactful event.
Help Design The 2023 Summit
The 2023 CO Food Summit program content will emerge from a scoping review by the Statewide Steering Committee of all relevant food and agricultural reports, conferences, and meetings, that took place over the last year across the state. This review will support identifying priorities, opportunities, and needs in the agri-food system. The planning committee will then facilitate meetings with regional councils, coalitions, or groups by mid-June to confirm program priorities. Please share your feedback!
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!
By joining as a sponsor, you will be making a key investment in building and sustaining meaningful connections across
Colorado’s food system. Learn more about becoming a 2023 sponsor.
Given the focus on leveraging food policy, we our planning committee is made up of representatives from each of the state’s food policy councils/coalitions, which are in turn representative of the diversity of Colorado’s food systems.
Stay Up to Date
We invite anyone connected to Colorado’s food system to be a part of this important discussion. Please add your email here to stay up to date with the latest information about the regional and statewide gatherings.