- March 9, 2018

ENDOW Announces Sustainable Harvest Forum

by Jackson Hole. Media

The Sustainable Harvest Subcommittee of the ENDOW Executive Council, which stands for Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming, will host a public forum to discuss economic challenges and opportunities in agriculture and our rural communities on March 14 in Casper.

Citizens, ag producers, small business owners and rural leaders are encouraged to attend the public meeting slated for Wednesday, March 14 at Casper College Student Union, Room 322.

The schedule for the forum is as follows:

10 AM – 10:05 AM

Welcome, introductions

10:05 AM – 10:45 AM

Review ENDOW pillar worksheet

11:00 AM – Noon

Work groups

Noon – 12:30 PM

Working lunch (Participants will be tasked with honing in on two target subsectors that the group finds most key to growing Wyoming’s economy)

12:30 PM – 2 PM

Break-outs will utilize ENDOW pillar worksheet to guide discussion of industry sector opportunities

2PM – 2:30 PM

Break-out reporting

2:30 PM – 3 PM

Public comment

The public is invited and encouraged to join the ENDOW Sustainable Harvest subcommittee, working collaboratively with the ENDOW Rural Council, to develop ideas that can support next generation agricultural operations and vibrant rural communities in Wyoming. The Sustainable Harvest subcommittee, a subset of the ENDOW Executive Council, is tasked with making recommendations to maintain and advance Wyoming’s agriculture industry over the next 20 years.

This forum is an opportunity to continue the conversation with stakeholders and the general public by bringing forward ideas, solutions and concerns for consideration. This feedback will help shape the future of agriculture and rural communities in our state.

ENDOW aims to facilitate broader, lasting economic growth at the state and local level by capitalizing on the state’s No. 1 strength: Wyoming people. ENDOW is an opportunity for Wyoming to take the reins and realize a future where the state can prosper no matter the economic climate or the status of commodity prices.

The full meeting schedule and a discussion worksheet that will be utilized to drive the conversation is posted at www.endowyo.biz.

For questions or to arrange interviews, please contact ENDOW Communications Coordinator Annaliese Wiederspahn at 307.631.5970 or email endow@wyo.gov. If you would like to join us for lunch, please RSVP to Hayley McKee hayley.mckee@wyo.gov with the subject line: Sustainable Harvest Lunch RSVP.

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