About Barn Media / CO Ag News Networks…
About BARN Media – The Brian Allmer Radio Network & the Colorado Ag News Networks
Brian Allmer has been in agriculture broadcasting since 2005, and has lived in Northeastern Colorado his entire life. Allmer is dedicated to covering the agriculture issues that those involved in agriculture face today in the United States and in Colorado. Barn Media originated in 2007 and the Colorado Agriculture News Network was added in January of 2012.
“Barn Media & the Colorado Ag News Network’s mission is to provide accurate and factual information pertaining to any ag issue facing producers & agriculture entrepreneurs and then let the listener or webpage visitor make up their own minds based on the facts on the discussions presented to them.”
Brian Allmer is a proud member of the NAFB -The National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB Broadcast Member 2006 – Present)
Allmer currently lives on a working family farm & ranch in Northeastern Colorado, with his son TJ & his lovely wife, Connie. Allmer’s lifelong goal is to promote agriculture in a positive way and to shine the light along that journey on the hard-working young women & men involved in Colorado’s 4H & FFA organizations.
Allmer proudly serves on the Colorado FFA Foundation and was awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree at the 2007 Colorado FFA State Convention in Cortez. The Colorado FFA Foundation seeks to provide funds to support the development of leadership and career skills of FFA members throughout the state of Colorado. Since it’s founding in 1928, the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America) has provided our nation’s youth with exemplary training in leadership, citizenship and career success through agricultural education. The Colorado FFA Association is a vital part of the National FFA Organization with more than 4,000 members in 95 high schools throughout Colorado. Our focus is primarily leadership development as these leaders and their agriculture-related industries are responsible for producing food and fiber for our country and many parts of the world. Brian appreciates all those that sponsor and contribute to the Colorado FFA Foundation and hopes that if you have not done so, that you will help the Colorado FFA Foundation in all of it’s endeavors. To learn more about the Colorado FFA Association and Colorado’s TEAM AG ED, as well as how you too can become an important team member in what lies ahead for the Colorado FFA, log on to www.coloradoffa.org OR www.coloradoffafoundation.org !
Allmer is also a board member of the Colorado 4-H Foundation. 4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. These experiences are based on the idea that young people should be regarded as resources to be developed. 2002 marked the centennial of 4-H and a renewed commitment to helping shape youth and communities. In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of “Making the Best Better.”
Allmer is also the “Official Livestock Announcer” for both the Colorado State Fair & the National Western Stock Shows, and honored to bring his talents in promoting the participants who exhibit their livestock at those spectacular events each year.
Allmer also utilizes the latest in streaming technology in providing LIVE Audio/Video webcasts as part of the Alltech Ag Network on iHigh.com. WATCH/LISTEN to not only EXCLUSIVE Ag Events like the History Colorado Centennial Farms Awards presentation, the Touchstone Energy Junior Livestock Sales each year form the CO State Fair, but also all of the sessions from the CO FFA State Conventions, and other ag events PLUS high school sports each year too. Log on to http://www.BarnMedia.iHigh.com for complete webcast details.
Allmer is also the Co-Founder & Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show. The Briggsdale Classic is a 2 day event set for July 9th & 10th, 2010, for youth involved in exhibiting Market Beef, Market Lambs and Market Goats. The highlight of the Briggsdale Classic is the Showmanship classes, with belt buckles similar to the one above are handed out to the Showmanship Winners in the Senior, Intermediate & Junior Divisions. The species overall winners receive $150 and $100 for the reserve overall. All of the proceeds from the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show go towards the Briggsdale Citizenship Washington Focus and proceeds from the concessions to the Briggsdale FFA Chapter. Exhibitors have came from as far away as Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and of course from all over the State of Colorado. The Briggsdale Classic has developed into a “must” for all the youth in 4H and the FFA who exhbit Market Beef, Market lambs & Market Goats. The Briggsdale Classic is open to all youth 19 years of age and under. For more information, please visit www.briggsdaleclassic.com. Make your plans to attend and help out the youth of the Briggsdale CWF & the Briggsdale FFA and get yourself “fine-tuned” before your county & state fair!
Allmer also promotes the Weld County Fair which is set for the last week in July @ Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Colorado. From livestock shows to Fun Fair to FREE Concerts the Weld County Fair has it all! For more information, just visit www.WeldCountyFair.com. The Weld County Fair it’s great fun for the whole family!
Allmer also serves on the Colorado Farm Show as a member of the Marketing Committee. The Colorado Farm Show has been a tradition in Colorado for many years. Each year theColorado Farm Show features the BEST Educational Seminars and equipment displays in the nation. Not to mention the Colorado Farm Show has continued the tradition of helping youth involved in agriculture by providing 6 (six) $2000 college scholarships for graduating seniors majoring in Agriculture. Please visit www.coloradofarmshow.com for more information on the application process and for the latest on the 2008 Colorado Farm Show. The 2009 Colorado Farm Show is set for the final Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of each January. Hope to see you there!
Allmer is also proud to assist the Colorado Conservation Tillage’s Board of Directors in providing a LIVE Video Webcast of the Keynote Speaker each year @ the Annual High Plains No Till Conference in Burlington, CO. To learn more about the CCTA and the High Plains No Till Conference log on to www.highplainsnotill.org.
Allmer also is a member of the Fort Morgan Young Farmers & the Thompson Valley Young Farmers Associations.
Allmer is also a lifetime member of the American Angus Association.
And Finally…in his spare time…which he has very little…
The BARN will also be webcasting Briggsdale High School Sports including Football, Basketball & Baseball varsity games every season since 2007. Check out the BARN’s WEBCAST Schedule just CLICK HERE
CONTACT the BARN… If you would like to get in touch with the BARN & Brian Allmer, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org