A coalition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, the Valley Food Partnership, and Delta County Economic Development is developing a proposal for new activities at the Rogers Mesa agricultural research site. The site was closed by Colorado State University in 2011, and this coalition of Delta County organizations wants to use the site to support local agriculture through new demonstration, education, marketing, and production activities. The coalition invites those interested in potential new uses of the Rogers Mesa agricultural research site to an Open House on January 17 from noon to 2PM. A variety of activities can be accommodated that the site and new partners in proposal development are welcome. The Open House will be held at the Station, which is three miles west of Hotchkiss on Hwy 92. Interested groups or individuals who would like to explore the site’s potential for new uses are invited to tour the site’s facilities and land. Those who would like to be part of the coalition’s proposal can participate in further planning later this month. Greg Litus, CSU’s Western Colorado Research Center Manager, will be on hand to answer questions about the site’s past uses and current potential. For questions, contact Harrison Topp (303-918-3538; Harrison.Topp@rmfu.org) or Carol Parker (970)249-0705; email@example.com).