My name is Randall (Randy) C. Knutson and I am a Weld County native. I have been a farmer and farm manager for fourty-five years. I managed farms for W.D. Farr when he was involved with Northern Water and was instrumental in the Windy Gap Project. Consequently, my involvement with Colorado irrigation has been couched by exposure to and experience from individuals whose knowledge and foresight were instrumental in Colorado's existing water development. I currently serve on several local ditch company boards as well as am a director for the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District.