Posted by Brian Allmer on April 9, 2014
FORT COLLINS - A free two-day conference focused on issues of ranching, land use, and sustainability will be held at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Theater on April 24- 25.
The Ranching and a West That Works conference is designed for a diverse audience – from students to families to business owners – who are encouraged to attend and learn from speakers who will explore ranching’s connections to water, food, sustainable grazing, public-private partnerships, livelihoods, rural economies and much more.
Ranching can build bridges between rural and urban communities through the twin connections of open space and food. Across the American West, ranching accounts for a majority of land use, both on private and on public lands. In fact, close to half of the private lands that surround our public lands belong to ranchers that graze livestock on public lands. There is a tight coupling of this land use that protects open space but also produces an important food item. This event will explore these connections and start important dialogue about new ideas for the future of ranching.
To RSVP for the conference contact Kellie.Clark@colostate.edu. For more information, visit www.coopext.colostate.edu/WR/ranchingcsu.shtml.
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Posted by Brian Allmer on January 9, 2014
You are invited to get involved and shape the future of your industry!
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Mid-Winter Conference is an opportunity for members to help establish the organization’s priorities. Attending this event lets you engage with legislators and provides the cattlemen’s view on issues and topics that will be addressed during the upcoming state legislative session.
Here in Colorado, the rural urban divide has never been more evident and the Mid-Winter Conference gives our members a platform to speak with members of the House and Senate, as well as legislative leadership and committee chairs. Politics is not a spectator sport. Those who take the time to show up get heard. Those who get heard will make a difference. CCA’s voice is strongest when it comes directly from its members. Please make plans to attend this year’s conference.
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Posted by Brian Allmer on October 23, 2013
Arvada, Colo. – (October 21, 2013) Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Peabody Energy and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association are accepting applications for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award honoring agricultural landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the $10,000 award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation and is presented annually.
Applications are due by February 3, 2014. Finalists and recipient will be announced in March. For complete application information, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org.
“The outstanding agricultural landowners we honor with the Leopold Conservation Award exemplify what it means to be leaders in conservation for the benefit of our environment,” said Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation President.
“Being a part of the Leopold Conservation Award is a great way to highlight the sustainability of the beef industry in Colorado through their environmental, economic, and societal viability,” said Terry Fankhauser, Executive Vice President for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.
The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”
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Posted by Brian Allmer on June 19, 2013
BRECKENRIDGE, CO – The Second Annual Joint Convention between the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Livestock Association, Colorado CattleWomen, Junior Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and Future Livestock Leaders was an outstanding success, with record attendance, a great trade show, and several awards honoring outstanding members.
The Colorado Livestock Association presented the CLA Top Choice award to Phyllis Woodford, previous director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Agriculture Program, for her positive impact on the livestock industry in Colorado. Phyllis has been the head of the Environmental Agriculture Program for the past six years, and in that time she has worked to bring practical knowledge and common sense to Colorado’s livestock regulations. Phyllis and her leadership have been invaluable to the Colorado livestock industry in working through issues like nitrogen deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association will also recognize two members who go above and beyond to represent CCA and the beef industry. Each year, CCA’s volunteer leaders commit to donating their time to ensure CCA’s policy and membership is being represented, and CCA would like to honor two such leaders; Callie Hendrickson and Nate Tanner.
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Posted by Brian Allmer on March 25, 2013
CLICK HERE to learn more about the CCA…
Terry Fankhauser, CCA Executive Vice-President
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) March 25th, 2013 - Joining the BARN by telephone is Terry Fankhauser, Executive Vice President, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association in to discuss several issues and events including:
- US Congress – Sequester – Farm Bill
- CO Legislative Update – Tail Docking & MORE
- CCA’s Colorado Ag Day RECAP
- 2013 CO Leopold Conservation Award Winner: Visintainer Ranch of Craig, CO
- & MORE
To listen to the interview with Terry Fankhauser, click the mp3 audio link below…
To learn more about the Colorado Cattlemens Association, please visit www.coloradocattle.org,
The Colorado Cattlemens Association is located @ 8833 Ralston Road, Arvada CO 80002
To contact them by phone please call 303-431-6422
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