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Join us for a farm-fresh dinner, auction, and celebration as we present the 30th Annual George E. Cranmer Award to Senator Michael Bennet. Senator Michael Bennet has been a tireless advocate for protecting Colorado’s natural resources. He has worked to increase public access to land to ensure ongoing recreational opportunities and economic development, and he has worked to protect the future of farms and ranches through his leadership on the Senate Committee on Agriculture.  In the current Farm Bill reauthorization, Senator Bennet has fought for the inclusion of incentives and the improvement of programs that encourage innovative solutions to our water challenges in the West.  He led the introduction of the Voluntary Groundwater Conservation Act, based on Colorado Open Lands’ groundwater conservation easement pilot in the San Luis Valley.