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12-13-13 CO Corn Honors Companies, Individuals During 2013 CO Ag Classic…

Posted by Brian Allmer on December 13, 2013

Colorado Corn Market Development Chair Mark Oestman presents the Company of the Year award to Portia Fehr, district supervisor for Kum & Go.

Colorado Corn Market Development Chair Mark Oestman presents the Company of the Year award to Portia Fehr, district supervisor for Kum & Go.

Colorado Corn advisor Steve Edwards accepts the Friend of Agriculture award from Immediate Past President Byron Weathers.

Colorado Corn advisor Steve Edwards accepts the Friend of Agriculture award from Immediate Past President Byron Weathers.

Three Colorado agricultural leaders and two companies were honored at the 2013 Colorado Corn Awards Luncheon in Loveland on Wednesday.

The Jean Sirios President’s Award was presented to Steve Scott of Burlington, Colorado Corn Administrative Committee board member and former president and Colorado Corn Growers Association board member.

CCGA President Doug Melcher of Holly presented the award and said, “Steve exemplified the spirit and the ideals of the Jean Sirios award … He was instrumental in the creation of the action team concept for the organization which has pioneered work in Market Development, Research and Public Policy, which is an area that is very near and dear to his heart.”

For the Amicus Friend of Agriculture Award, there were two winners: Steve Klee of Yuma and Steve Edwards of Brush.

Byron Weathers of Yuma presented the award to Edwards. “As a seed dealer, he has provided excellent insight from an industry perspective into many areas of CCGA business,” he said.

CCAC President Charlie Bartlett of Merino said, in his presentation of the award to Klee, “He is truly a friend of agriculture and a friend for Colorado Corn.”

Two companies were also honored with the Company of the Year Award: Kum & Go and Combest, Sell and Associates.

CCAC Vice President Mark Oestman of Eckley gave the award to Kum & Go. “To ensure our country’s success in the quest for energy independence, we need strong support from the retail side,” he said. “Kum & Go stores have shown that support with a commitment to sell E85 at every new store they open in Colorado.”

Colorado Corn advisor Steve Klee accepts the Friend of Agriculture award from Colorado Corn Administrative Committee President Charlie Bartlett.

Colorado Corn advisor Steve Klee accepts the Friend of Agriculture award from Colorado Corn Administrative Committee President Charlie Bartlett.

CCGA Treasurer Dave Eckhardt of La Salle said of the lobbying firm, Combest, Sell and Associates, “The firm has grown to represent the interests of several notable associations, including the Southwest Council of Agribusiness, of which Colorado Corn Growers Association is a proud member. Combest, Sell and Associates has led the fight in Washington DC for a Farm Bill that fairly represents the interests of our western states.”

You can watch the Webcast Archive of the Colorado Corn Awards Luncheon from the 2013 CO Ag Classic, courtesy of BARN Media & the Colorado Ag News Network – CLICK HERE

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The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee work on behalf of more than 4,000 corn producers through market development, communications, research, and technical assistance. See more about the work of both organizations at www.coloradocorn.com .

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