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Conference Schedule

The Routt County Master Gardeners welcome our friends from across the state for an informational and FUN conference July 25-27th in Steamboat Springs.  The conference schedule is as follows (tentative):

Wednesday, July 25th

Afternoon: Pre-Conference Guided Hikes
5:00pm: Registration OPENS at Yampa River Botanic Park
5:00pm: Opening Reception at Yampa River Botanic Park. Welcome by Dr. Ashley Stokes, Deputy Director of CSU Extension
7:00pm: Registration CLOSES at Yampa River Botanic Park
7:30pm: Registration OPENS at CMC
9:00pm: Registration CLOSES; must be checked into room by this time!


Due to the popularity of the conference, we are running out of workshop spaces but are currently working on adding additional room to existing workshops and to add workshops.  If you are registering and there is no workshop availability, please continue with your registration, filling out what you can. Look for an email in the next few days with our new additions to choose from and we’ll get you signed up.

Thanks for your patience and we’re looking forward to hosting you in July!

Thursday, July 26th

7:00am: Registration OPENS
7:30am: Breakfast buffet
8:30am: Welcome and Keynote: How Climate Impacts the Work We Do as Colorado Master Gardeners
Nolan Doesken, Retired State Climatologist and Faculty at the Colorado Water Center
10:00am: Break
10:15am: Session #1 Workshops
11:15am: Plenary Session: CMG, Denver Botanic Gardens, and Plant Select Updates
NOON: Registration CLOSES
12:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm: Session #2 Workshops
2:15pm: Break
2:30pm: Session #3 Workshops
3:30: Break and prepare to leave for tours
4:00pm: Garden Dinner Tours depart or dinner on your own. (Check out dining options HERE)

Friday, July 27th

7:30am: Breakfast buffet
8:30am: Plenary Session: GMO Crops: What are they, how are they regulated, and should I be concerned?
Dr. Patrick Byrne, CSU Professor, Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences
10:00am: Group Discussion: My CMG Story- The Good, The Bad, and the CRAZY!
10:45: Break
11:00am: Session #4 Workshops
NOON: Lunch
1:00pm: Session #5 Workshops
2:00pm: Wrap up session and closing comments
Afternoon: Post-Conference Guided Hikes