GREELEY, Colo. — Charlie Bartlett, a long-time leader and friend of the Colorado Corn organizations, officially took his place in the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame last week.
Charlie — who farmed near Merino, and was serving as the president of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee up until his untimely passing a year ago — was credited with helping author agricultural input for the Colorado Water Plan, and co-founding the First Farm Bank that was developed with a strong interest in helping producers.
Charlie had served as the chair of the Colorado Agricultural Water Alliance, was a former vice president of the Colorado Corn Growers Association, and was also a long-time board member for the S. Platte Ditch Company and his local school district.
Charlie was inducted, along with three other honorees, during the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday in Denver. The other honorees were Bill Markham of Berthoud, Dale McCall of Longmont, and Bill Webster of Greeley. Additionally, Marc Arnusch of Keenesburg was recognized as the Rising Star in Colorado Agriculture.
For those who couldn’t attend, you can listen to Charlie’s family accept the award on his behalf, courtesy of BARN Media.
— Colorado Corn
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