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08-19-14 Colorado State Fair Kicks Off with “98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek” on Thursday, August 21st…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 21, 2014

2014 CSF Button LogoPUEBLO, Colo. – The 2014 Colorado State Fair will open its gates to celebrate the 142nd year as Colorado’s popular summer attraction on Friday, August 22nd, but those who enjoy thrills and great deals have an opportunity to enjoy a Sneak Peek before opening day.

“The Sneak Peek has always been a big hit with families. It is one more way we strive to provide a fun, family event at an affordable price,” said Chris Wiseman, Colorado State Fair General Manager.

Crabtree Amusements will feature approximately 50 rides that spin, rock, and whirl fairgoers. During the Sneak Peek, $15 gets carnival fans an unlimited ride band and gate admission. Carnival gates will be open from 5 pm-midnight. During the Fair, the carnival will be open:

2 p.m. to midnightMonday through Thursday

Noon to midnightFriday through Sunday and Labor Day

The 98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek is followed by the grand opening of the 2014 Colorado State Fair on Friday, August 22nd. This year’s Fair features free attractions, national recording stars, five nights of rodeo action, educational opportunities, agricultural exhibits, and food vendors—plus much more.

The Colorado State Fair is located at 1001 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo. Gate admission is free for ages 4 and under, $7 for ages 5-12, $7 for adults Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday through Sunday. Gate 2 is closed this year. Admission gates are Gate 3 (Carnival Midway), Gate 4 (Livestock), Gate 5 (Prairie) and Gate 9 (Beulah).

The Pueblo Transit Shuttle, sponsored by Parkview Medical Center, will run from the Main Street Parking Garage, located at 110 S. Main St. in downtown Pueblo, to the State Fair Gate on Beulah Ave. Shuttles will run every 15 to 30 minutes. The shuttle fee is $2 per person, round-trip, or $1 one way, for everyone ages 7 and older. Parking in the garage is free. Call Pueblo Transit for information at (719) 553-2727. Shuttle service hours:

Monday-Thursday:  Noon to Midnight

Friday & Saturday:  10 am to 1 am

Sunday:  10 am to Midnight

The Colorado State Fair runs August 22 – September 1, 2014.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.

The 2014 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair’s 142nd year as Colorado’s premier celebration of agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado’s ties to the Hispanic culture.

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08-19-14 Colorado Corn’s ‘early warning’ support honored by environmental officials…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 19, 2014

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Colorado’s corn growers have proven yet again that while providing our feed, fuel and fiber, they’re doing so with the environment at the forefront of their minds.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced recently that the Colorado Corn Growers Association received the Bronze Environmental Achievement Award. The Greeley-based organization was recognized for its participation in the Early Warning System Development Team, which is creating a system to alert agricultural producers of impending weather conditions likely to transport nitrogen into Rocky Mountain National Park.

“We applaud the Colorado Livestock Association for spearheading this effort, along with the dozen-plus other organizations and entities now taking part in it,” said Mark Sponsler, CEO for the Colorado Corn Growers Association. “As we are with our many other research and resource-focused endeavors, we’re looking forward to continuing our participation in the Early Warning System.” Read the rest of this entry »

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08-16-14 The 2014 PEDAL THE PLAINS Riders Almanac Available NOW…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 15, 2014

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2014 Pedal the Plains Riders Almanac

CLICK HERE to view and to download your copy today!

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE 2014 Pedal the Plains below… Read the rest of this entry »

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08-11-14 Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals coming to Lamar Aug 15-17…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 15, 2014

Listen to the interview that BARN Media’s Ashley Lynch conducted with Angie & Kody Hoss about the CJRA Finals in Lamar Aug 15-17…

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CJRA-Colorado Junior Rodeo Associaiton logoLamar, Colorado – August 11, 2014 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 20th year and Lamar will host the CJRA Finals August 15-17.  Over 140 contestants and their families will be coming to the Prowers County Fairgrounds for the event.  Members have competed at rodeos throughout Colorado this year and the top 15 in each event will be competing for the year end titles.  Over $140,000 in prizes, prize money and scholarships will be awarded at the conclusion of the rodeo on Sunday.

Events in the 5-8 division include Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Flag Racing, and Dummy Roping.  9-13 year old and 14-18 year old girls will compete in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping and Goat Tying.  Boys ages 9-13 will compete in Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Chute Dogging and Dally Ribbon Roping.  The Senior Boys will compete in Calf Roping, Ribbon Roping and Steer Wrestling.  Both Junior and Senior divisions also have Team Roping and Parent/Child Team Roping.

The first rodeo performance will be Friday, August 15 and will be concluded by Parent Ribbon Roping and a special event, the Prowers County Businessman’s Calf Tying at 5:30 p.m.  A calcutta auction will be held for the Parent Ribbon Roping and the Businessman’s Calf Tying so community members may join in on the fun.  Friday’s activities will conclude with the Justin Harrington Memorial Goat Roping at 7 p.m.

After Saturday’s rodeo performance the event will move to the Lamar Community Building for a Barbeque beginning at 5 p.m. followed by Silent and Live auctions and Chicken Bingo.  Tack, jewelry, western décor and sports memorabilia are some of the items up for auction.  Broncos fans can bid on a John Elway autographed football or autographed jerseys from Peyton Manning, Terrell Davis, and Wes Welker with all proceeds going to the CJRA scholarship and awards funds.

Sunday starts with Cowboy Church at 7 a.m. followed by the third rodeo performance and concludes with the annual awards ceremony at the Lamar Community Building.

The rodeo performances will begin at 8:30 each morning and admission is free. The public is invited to attend all the events.  The Lamar Elks Rodeo Committee from BPOE Lodge 1319 along with the City of Lamar and Prowers County are hosting the event.

For more information, visit the CJRA website at www.coloradojrrodeo.com or contact CJRA Finals Committee Member Danielle Wollert at 719-940-0870.

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08-04-14 Eastern Colorado Roundup Results…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 4, 2014

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Goat Results:   http://showorks.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?file=409902_2014_ECR_Complete_Goat_Results

Beef Results:  http://showorks.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?file=409902_2014_ECR_Beef_Results_Revised_2

                Please note that the Champion Steer is Joslyn King 7173.  It is incorrectly giving her a champion placing to steer 7174 as well.

Swine Results: http://showorks.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?file=409902_2014_ECR_Complete_Swine_Results_Revised

Sheep Results:  http://showorks.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?file=409902_2014_ECR_Sheep_Results

Horse Results:  http://showorks.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?file=409902_2014_ECR_Horse_Results

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08-04-14 FINAL RESULTS of the 2014 Weld County Fair Jr Livestock Sale: $928K – SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORD!!!

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 4, 2014

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08-01-14 Learn more about the America’s Farmers Grows Communities Program from Monsanto’s Angela Allen…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 1, 2014

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Monsanto's Angela Allen

Angela Allen, Monsanto customer advocacy outreach

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) August 1st, 2014 - What could your community do with $2,500? America’s Farmers Grow Communities is launching its fifth annual campaign to support rural communities, and local 4-H clubs and FFA programs are two of the largest beneficiaries of the program. Since its inception in 2010, Grow Communities has invested more than $16 million, supporting over 6,000 nonprofit organizations… inside the BARN to discuss this in more detail is Angela Allen, Monsanto customer advocacy outreach

Topics covered within the interview include:

America’s Farmers Grow Communities Background
Monsanto Fund History
- AFGC Impacts to the US & to Colorado
- Now 13 Eligible Colorado Counties
- The America Farmers Grow Communities nomination deadline is November 30th

Farmers in the 13 eligible CO counties can submit their ideas or initiatives online

@ wwwGrowCommunities.org OR by calling 1-877-267-3332

To listen to the interview with Angela Allen, Monsanto Customer Advocacy Outreach, click the audio mp3 link below…

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To learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund – CLICK HERE 

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. These programs, supported by the Monsanto Fund, have awarded over $22 million to rural communities since 2010. Connect with America’s Farmers on Facebook or @AmericasFarmers on Twitter. Join the #GrowCommunities conversation today. Don’t forget, the America Farmers Grow Communities nomination deadline is November 30!

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07-31-14 NCGA Applauds OSHA Guidance on Grain Safety Standards…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 31, 2014

NCGA LogoThe National Corn Growers Association applauds the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s announcement of the final guidance to the agency’s field staff restricting enforcement of grain safety standards. The guidance ensures on-farm grain operations continue to fall under the long-standing exemption for farms and thus that OSHA will not take enforcement actions against farms with ten or fewer employees over the way they manage their grain bins.

“The guidance provides necessary clarity and guards against overreach,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre. “Farmers across the country already work tirelessly to ensure that their farms run in a safe manner. We thank OSHA for its efforts to provide certainty and ensure farmers ability to operate without unnecessary regulation.”

The guidance came as a result of a requirement included in the fiscal 2014 omnibus spending bill requiring OSHA to consult with USDA on the issue. OSHA withdrew a field memorandum that had led to the enforcement effort following the passage of this provision. 

Grain bin entrapments fell from 57 in 2010 to 19 in 2012 according to statistics released by OSHA. During the same period, the number of fatalities resulting from such situations also fell from 31 to eight. Notably, NCGA released a video on the importance of grain bin safety and proper protocol in 2011.

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07-30-14 Voluntary “best practices” model for ag youth employment published…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 30, 2014

NCCRAHS - ational Childrens Center for Rural Health and Safety logoGiven the changes in agriculture in recent years and the lack of updated guidance for youth employment, a new voluntary “best practice” model policy has been developed to help fill this gap.  It can be adopted in both employment and non-employment settings to help safeguard young farm workers.

“Model Policy: Youth Employment in Agriculture,” addresses age- and developmentally- appropriate assignments, training needs for adolescent workers, and ideal supervision and mentoring by adult workers. This approach is consistent with new trends in agriculture to use certification systems, safety audits, and voluntary safety standards in addition to the regulatory process.

The policy, recommendations for its use and resources are posted at
http://marshfieldclinic.org/nccrahs/modelpolicy.

Mary E. Miller, RN, MN, young worker specialist at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, working with Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, led development of the policy, beginning with discussions at the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) annual conference in Washington D.C., and continuing with a survey of employers and a task force of NCAE members. The process resulted in a template that can be customized and adapted for individual companies that employ young workers. The policy process continued the conversation about youth safety after proposed changes to federal agricultural child labor laws were withdrawn by the White House in April 2012.

A manuscript about the policy and its development is featured in the current Journal of Agromedicine (issue 19-3).

The abstract can be viewed at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wagr20/current.

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Watch the 2014 Weld County Fair’s Livestock Shows and Jr Livestock Sale on Livestream…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 28, 2014

*URGENT MESSAGE*

There will be NO WEBCAST, as there is NO internet available in the Events Center, per the City of Greeley.

My apologies, this situation is OUT of my control. BARN Media is recording the entire WCF JLS and will get it uploaded this week.

Sorry for the inconvenience, no one is more disappointed than I.

- Brian Allmer, BARN Media

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CLICK HERE to view the broadcast schedule

CLICK HERE to view the 2014 WCF JLS Sale Order

 

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07-25-14 WELD COUNTY FAIR KICKS OFF WITH MORE THAN 1,000 EXHIBITORS…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 25, 2014

Weld County Fair LogoWELD COUNTY, CO – The Weld County Fair kicked off yesterday with more than 1,000 exhibitors registered in all categories, including 4-H and FFA county projects, 4-H and FFA livestock, 4-H family consumer science, 4-H general and natural resources, the better living division, kids’ events, the premier exhibitor category and the youth groups department.

Attendees will find a variety of exhibits outside of livestock within the above mentioned categories, including robotics, woodworking, model rocketry, cake decorating and much more.

“The Weld County Fair is an excellent representation of many of the talented residents we have here,” said Commissioner Chairman Douglas Rademacher. “I hope everyone takes the opportunity to visit the fair and see what Weld County has to offer.”

“There really is something for everybody at the Weld County Fair,” said Weld County 4-H Extension Director Keith Maxey. “We’ve had a really great turnout for exhibits this year and hope to see the public out here to check them out.”

For more information regarding the Weld County fair, visit www.weldcountyfair.com.

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07-21-14 CDA UPDATED ALERT: Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Horses in Weld and now in Boulder County…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 21, 2014

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UPDATED: 07/21/14

Colorado Equine Update:

Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Case; First Colorado Horse Infected with West Nile Virus in 2014

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture has two important updates involving Colorado’s horse community; Vesicular Stomatitis and the West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Colorado horses.

“Strict fly control is an important factor to inhibit the transmission of Vesicular Stomatis. Although the insect vectors for transmission of West Nile Virus and VS in horses are different, one of the most important disease prevention practices for both diseases is insect control for both the premises and the individual animals,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr.

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS)

A third Colorado premises has a confirmed diagnosis of vesicular stomatitis and a number of other premises in the surrounding area are being investigated. The third confirmed premises is located in Boulder county and has been placed under quarantine. Last week, four horses on two Weld County premises were placed under quarantine after testing positive for VS. Colorado is the second state in the country to have VS; previous positive cases in 2014 have been diagnosed in Texas.

VS susceptible species include horses, mules, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, pigs, and camelids. The clinical signs of the disease include vesicles, erosions and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, teats and above the hooves of susceptible livestock.

Veterinarians and livestock owners who suspect an animal may have VS or any other vesicular disease should immediately contact State or federal animal health authorities. Livestock with clinical signs of VS are isolated until they are healed and determined to be of no further threat for disease spread. There are no USDA approved vaccines for VS.

While rare, human cases of VS can occur, usually among those who handle infected animals. VS in humans can cause flu-like symptoms and only rarely includes lesions or blisters.

Additional information including tips for livestock owners and veterinarians can be found by visiting www.colorado.gov/ag/animals and clicking on “Vesicular Stomatitis Virus” or call the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office at 303-869-9130.  To view the current location of cases and other important updates and information you can visit: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_animal_health%2Fsa_animal_disease_information%2Fsa_equine_health%2Fsa_vesicular_stomatitis%2Fct_vesicular_stomatitis.

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Come on out to the 65th Northeast Weld County Fair & Rodeo in New Raymer, CO on July 18-19…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 18, 2014

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07-17-14 US Ag Centers News: Respiratory protection videos on Agricultural Centers YouTube channel…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 17, 2014

US Ag Centers logoJuly 17, 2014 - The best agricultural safety videos – now just one click away – can be found on the U.S Agricultural Safety and Health Centers YouTube channel, at www.youtube.com/USagCenters.  The channel is a joint project of the 10 Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Over 40 videos are now available for Extension agents/educators, agricultural science teachers, producers/owner/operators, first responders and agricultural families.  Videos can be used during job orientation, safety/health education, 4-H meetings, high school or college classes. One benefit of YouTube is that videos can be accessed from mobile devices to conduct tailgate trainings in the field.

Summer is a good time to remind people involved in agricultural work to use respirators when they are in dusty conditions or working with chemicals.  Choosing, using and fitting the right respirator is the key to protecting your lungs.  Four videos on the U.S Agricultural Safety and Health Centers YouTube site discuss respiratory protection:

How to Get the Right Fit
How to Properly Care for Your Mask
Choosing the Right Mask for Your Agricultural Job

Understanding the Risks

These videos provide information about: Read the rest of this entry »

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04-29-14 ‘FFA Day at the Ballpark’ to raise funds, community awareness, includes CO Rockies…ORDER TIX BEFORE JULY 17th!

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 17, 2014

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CLICK HERE to order YOUR tickets!

CLICK HERE to order YOUR tickets!

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) March 18th, 2014 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Duane Brodt Marketing and Communications National FFA Foundation to discuss the 2014 “FFA Day at the Ballpark”…

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, March 10, 2014/National FFA Organization) – FFA members, their friends and family members and FFA supporters can catch a Major League Baseball game this summer and take advantage of specially discounted ticket rates, help raise funds for FFA and heighten awareness of the organization.

FFA Day at the Ballpark games will be in June and July from Washington, D.C., to Washington state:

  • 7:10 p.m. Friday, June 14: Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers at Safeco Field in Seattle
  • 7:10 p.m. Friday, June 20: Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners at Kauffman Field in Kansas City
  • 1:10 p.m. Sunday, June 22: Cincinnati Reds vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati
  • 1:15 p.m. Sunday, June 22: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
  • 7:10 p.m. Friday, June 27: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee
  • 7:05 p.m. Friday, July 11: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
  • 1:35 p.m. Sunday, July 20: Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
  • 2:10 p.m. Sunday, July 27: Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field in Denver *ORDER TIX BEFORE JULY 17th*

Each game is a fundraising event for FFA with a portion of each ticket sold benefitting FFA at the state level.

Based on ticket sales, FFA has the potential to share how the organization makes a positive difference in the lives of agricultural education students throughout the country with nearly 500,000 baseball fans in the combined eight markets.

To order specially discounted tickets online for any of the FFA Day at the Ballpark games, visit FFA.org/MLB.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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07-15-14 AJSA News: Colorado Youths Reitzenstein and Russell take honors at the Junior Simmental National Classic…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 15, 2014

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Cutline frame 27:   Kyndal Reitzenstein smiles as she receives a banner. Her heifer placed 7th overall in the SimGenetic show at the AJSA Classic.

Kyndal Reitzenstein smiles as she receives a banner. Her heifer placed 7th overall in the SimGenetic show at the AJSA Classic.

Cutline frame 41:   Chad Russell was recognized for winning the Silver Merit Award, a $1000 college scholarship.

Chad Russell was recognized for winning the Silver Merit Award, a $1000 college scholarship.

LOUISVILLE, KY - Colorado’s Kyndal Reitzenstein and Chad Russell both earned honors at the American Junior Simmental National Classic.

The junior nationals, held July 13-19 at the Kentucky Expo Center, drew 410 youth from 32 states. The week-long events include numerous educational contests and shows.

Reitzenstein, of Kersey, placed 8th in showmanship and 20th in livestock judging. Her heifer, SFI Love Me Later A29X, was 2nd in the February 2013-born percentage heifer class and 7th overall in the SimGenetics show. Youth exhibited nearly 700 head of cattle, judged by Jason Hoffman of NE,  and his associate Graham Blagg of CA. In accumulated points, Reitzenstein, age 20, placed 18th overall.

Russell, of Sugar City, placed 11th in the Cattlemen’s Quiz, one of the Classic contests which tests industry knowledge and EPDs. Russell did not take cattle to the event, but helped other western region exhibitors show.

Russell, age 17, also received the AJSA Silver Merit Award, which is a $1,000 honor bestowed by the Simmental Foundation. The post-secondary education scholarship, presented to 10 youth annually, is judged by a committee and is based on leadership, extra-curricular participation and direct involvement with the beef industry.

The event, which was the largest in the Classic’s 34-year history, was hosted by Illinois Simmental and was immediately followed by the Breeder’s Sweepstakes.

AJSA has more than 3000 members and hosts four summer regional classics, along with the national Classic. For more information, go to www.simmental.org  o rwww.coloradosimmental.com

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2014 Briggsdale Classic Results

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 14, 2014

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CLICK HERE to view more pictures on the Briggsdale Classic Shutterfly page!

Market & Breeding Beef Show – July 11th, 2014

BEEF SHOW RING SPONSOR – MILLER CATTLE FEEDERS

Show Ring Panels provided by Crow Valley Panels of Briggsdale & hauled by Windee Ridge Boer Goats

BEEF RING SPONSOR: Jordan Cattle Company & Revelation Steel

JUDGE: Catharine Koroulis of Steamboat Springs, CO. BIOGRAPHY: Koroulis judged for two years @ Casper Community College then transferred to CO State University, where she was a member of the High Team overall in 2013 @ the American Royal in Kansas City. Koroulis is currently an intern @ American AgCredit, and she plans on return to CSU this fall to attend Graduate School.

BUCKET CALF CLASS – Emmett & Carrie Jordan & boys of Jordan Cattle Company

23 MARKET BEEF ENTRIES

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The 2014 Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show set for July 11-12…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 11, 2014

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This year's Briggsdale Classic Belt Buckles for Sr, Int & Jr Showmanship WInners, mfg by The Western Silversmith of Merino, CO

This year’s Briggsdale Classic Belt Buckles for Sr, Int & Jr Showmanship WInners, mfg by The Western Silversmith of Merino, CO

For more information – CLICK HERE

 

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07-10-14 Inside the RMFU with Bob Kjelland: Waters of the US, Commodity Prices, Aging Ag Workforce, CO Farmers Markets and MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 10, 2014


To listen to the interview with RMFU’s Director of Communications, click the mp3 audio link below…

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Bob Kjelland RMFU Dir of Communications

Bob Kjellan, RMFU’s Director of Communications

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) July 10th, 2014 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s NEW Director of Communications Bob Kjelland. Kjelland discusses several topics including:

  • EPA’s “Waters of the US” proposed final rule and the RMFU’s “They Don’t Talk For Me” ad campaign
  • The recent slide of ag commodity prices
  • NFU’s Solution to the Aging Ag Workforce Problem
  • Colorado’s Farmers Markets
  • & Much More!

Additional Information and links regarding the EPA’s proposed Final Rule on the “Waters of the US”:

Comment period extended thru October

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union: Serving family farming and ranching since 1907…Learn more online @ www.rmfu.org

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07-08-14 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Announces 2014 CO Finalists: Brush, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lone Star & Wiley…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 8, 2014

 

GrowRuralEducationGraphicFive local schools in the running for grants of up to $25,000

ST. LOUIS (July 8, 2014)—The Monsanto Fund has announced the finalists for this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants. From January through March, farmers across the country nominated their local public school districts for the grants. Once nominated, these districts were eligible to submit completed grant applications in April.

Over the past month, a panel of educators from ineligible counties reviewed all of the grant applications. The strongest submissions were selected as finalists and will be sent to the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council for final review. Composed of farmer-leaders from across the U.S. with a vested interest in both agriculture and education, the Advisory Council will select the winning school districts.

These local school districts are in the running for grants of up to $25,000:

  • Brush No. Re-2 J
  • Kiowa County School District No. Re-1
  • Kit Carson School District No. R-1
  • Lone Star School District No. 101
  • Wiley School District No. Re-13 JT

The winning grant recipients will be announced in early August. Read the rest of this entry »

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