Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and
Resource Economics at Colorado State University (James),
and Author/Editor (Laura)
Topic: Water Dispatches and Domestic Tranquility
James and Laura Pritchett both love rivers, but their approach differs. Laura is an environmental writer and activist; James is an ag economist. But they're both interested in tackling water issues, even if they're from different and sometimes conflicting perspectives. This table will host a rollicking discussion of pressing water issues and unconventional dialogue that bridges gaps. Think James Carville and Mary Matalin on the Poudre River.
Laura Pritchett is the author/editor of 6 books and over 100 essays and short stories published in local and national magazines. Most of her work is environmental in nature and focuses on her home state of Colorado. She has won numerous literary awards and holds a PhD from Purdue.
James Pritchett is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. His specialty is in agribusiness management, and as an extension specialist he has been examining the economics of water use on the farm, its importance to rural communities and innovative methods for solving Colorado's pressing water issues.