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Farm Bureau, a bottom-up agriculturally-focused organization that allows local communities to weigh in and resolve issues of interest to local agricultural operations, has announced that it is interested in reorganizing its Mid-Mountain chapter. A 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting has been organized for the second floor meeting room of the Twitchell Building, 1010 F St. (above Culture Clash), Salida. The Mid-Mountain Chapter includes Chaffee, Lake and Park Counties.

The Colorado Farm Bureau Director of Membership & County Development Jayde Van Cleave, will be visiting Salida for the session, to meet with interested members, and prospective members, and to discuss reestablishing an active chapter and board. Anyone interested in learning more about Colorado Farm Bureau membership is welcome to attend.

The Mid-Mountain Chapter has not met in some years. Typically, Farm Bureau regional chapters involve members. Allowing them a voice to weigh in as a cohort, to resolve issues of interest to local agricultural operations such as property rights, taxes, water rights, regulations, use of public lands, the environment, food and nutrition, education, international trade, transportation, and energy.

Attendees and prospective members do not need to have insurance with Farm Bureau to become a member of this organization. For more information on Farm Bureau and how this organization advocates for agriculture in Colorado see their web site at