11.22.16

Gardner Receives Colorado Farm Bureau’s Highest Honor

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was awarded the Colorado Farm Bureau’s Service to Agriculture Award at Colorado Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. The Service to Agriculture Award is given to one individual within the Colorado Farm Bureau and one individual outside of the organization annually to recognize their service to the industry.

“I’m honored to receive the Colorado Farm Bureau’s Service to Agriculture Award,” said Gardner. “Growing up on the Eastern Plains and working on my family’s farm implement dealership allowed me to develop a deep appreciation for agriculture and an understanding of the challenges facing the industry. Since coming to Washington, I have advocated for solutions that reduce Washington’s presence on our farms and incentivize agriculture production. Farming has long had a positive impact on our communities and rural economies, and I’m committed to fighting for policies that will allow the industry to grow and thrive.”

"Senator Gardner is native to agriculture and the rural way of life. He knows it's people, it's struggles and it's ideals. He understands how to bring that knowledge to Washington and to the legislative process. We thank him for his tireless support of the people of Colorado agriculture and the rural way of life," said Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president.