2024 Vendor Registration is OPEN!

2024 Vendor Registration OPEN!



Visual Thinking: The hidden gifts of people who think in pictures, patterns, and abstractions

Dr. Temple Grandin : Bestselling Author & Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.  Continue Reading >

Dr. Grandin is our Keynote Speaker and is also presenting 2 additional times on February 7th.


Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC : Founder of Chef J’s BBQ Provisions, National Spokesperson / BBQ Expert – Ace Hardware Corporation

Chef Jason has spent a lifetime behind the grills and smokers and is now able to interact with consumers daily to help them cook better with some of the best grilling and smoking tools on the market. As the Ace Hardware National Spokesperson and BBQ Expert, Chef Jason is proud to call Ace his culinary home.  Chef Jason helps make grilling fun, tasty and makes it easy to create bbq magic in your own backyard.

Jason is a Certified Executive Chef and member of the American Culinary Federation. Jason has been featured on the Food Network, National and Local Media segments, was a morning show chef for a Denver Radio station and currently produces the Colorado Department of Agriculture monthly recipes for local Colorado media.

Jason has been published in the Colorado Classique Junior League of Denver Cookbook, and various local publications. Chef works with many Colorado Agricultural groups like, Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Beef Council, Colorado Pork Producers, Colorado Potatoes, Colorado Wool Growers Association and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Jason works with and supports groups like the Ace Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Colorado FFA Foundation.

Chef Jason attended Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC and graduated Summa cum laude and was honored with the Apprenti Cuisinier award for Classic French pastry, among other prestigious culinary honors.

Chef Jason Morse is presenting a potato cooking demonstration on Tuesday, February 6th!

February 6 – 8, 2024

Outcalt Conference Center at Ski Hi Event Complex : 2345 Sherman Avenue : Monte Vista, CO 81144

February 6 – 8, 2024

Outcalt Conference Center at Ski Hi Event Complex : 2345 Sherman Avenue : Monte Vista, CO 81144

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