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This event is free to attend but preregistration is requested for planning lunch. To Register please follow this link: RSVP/RESERVE A SPOT – AUGUST 7th deadline

The Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Sciences invite you to an Agrivoltaics Lunch and Learn at
CSU’s Western Campus in Grand Junction, CO. This is the third event in the summer series, and will be held
on August 15, 11am-2pm.
About this event: Join us for a tour of a planned 7-acre
agrivoltaic system over vegetables and wine grapes in Clifton,
CO led by local grower Richard Gowin. We will enjoy lunch
together (registration required within this invite, but free of
charge) at CSU’s Western Campus and hear brief presentations
about agrivoltaics in a range of environment types (cattle,
organic vegetables, wine grapes). An informal networking
session will follow so you will have an opportunity to visit with
other researchers and growers interested in agrivoltaics.
*Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by a local
Colorado vendor, sponsored by the College of Agricultural
*Gluten free and vegetarian options will be provided –
Please note dietary restrictions within the RSVP. Must
RSVP by August 7th to secure lunch order. You may
register all the way up until the event start time, but your
lunch order will not be guaranteed at that point.

***Please meet at 3335 E ¼ Rd, Clifton, CO 81520 at 11am
to commence the tour at Richard Gowin’s farm. Lunch and
Learn session to follow, will be held at the Western Campus
classroom (3170 B ½ Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81503).
Itinerary for August 15th
• 11am-11:30am: Meet at Richard Gowin’s farm (3335 E 1/4 Rd., Clifton, CO 81520) for introductions and
to tour a planned vegetables and grapes agrivoltaics project
• 11:30am-11:45am: Travel to Western Colorado Research Center (WCRC: 3170 B 1/2 Road, Grand
Junction, CO 81503)
• 12pm: Lunch is served! WCRC classroom
• 12:00pm-12:30pm: Dr. Anna Clare Monlezun during lunch (remotely); cattle systems
• 12:30-1pm: Mark Waltermire, Thistle Whistle Farm, organic vegetable grower perspective
• 1-1:30pm: Dr. Horst Caspari shares plans for WCRC agrivoltaics installation in the vineyard, planned for
late 2023/early 2024
• 1:30-2pm: Question and answer session and informal networking time
• 2pm: Adjourn – safe travels

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