05-11-16 Melissa Ralston joins Colorado Corn staff: Listen to the EXCLUSIVE BARN Media interview…

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Melissa Ralston joins Colorado Corn staff 

Melissa Ralston CO CornMelissa Ralston last week joined the Colorado Corn staff to take over the organization’s market development and member services endeavors. 
Melissa comes to Colorado Corn from Colorado
Farm Bureau, where she was the associate director
of education and member services for three years. 
Ralston, who earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science and master’s degree in agricultural education from Colorado State University, was born and raised in the small coastal town of Nipomo, Calif. Her interest in agriculture began at an early age when she started riding horses and raising a variety of livestock for 4-H and FFA. 
After attending community college in California, she moved to Fort Collins to continue her education. She now lives near Hudson, where her fiancé’s family raises registered and commercial black Angus, and farms a variety of grain crops.

Listen to the BARN Media interview with Melissa Ralston…


Who is Colorado Corn? 

Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and the Colorado Corn Growers Association. 
The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in Colorado) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. 
The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and ag in general. 

See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.