Mark Your Calendars! Beef Battalion steak-fry for the troops coming up in Colorado
The All-American Beef Battalion — a volunteer organization that travels the U.S. serving steaks to our men and women in uniform, and their families — has a steak-fry scheduled for noon on Saturday, July 16, at Fort Carson, where the group will be feeding about 1,000 troops and family members, and about 150 Wounded Warriors.
Anyone wanting to volunteer to help with the event is certainly encouraged to do so.
Additional Beef Battalion events in Colorado are also on the calendar. The group will be at Buckley Air Force Base on Aug. 6 to serve steaks to about 2,500 people, followed by an Aug. 12 event at the Air Force Academy for another 4,500 people, with another Fort Carson feed for 4,000 more people on Aug. 13.
Colorado Corn staff and board members have been on hand to help serve nearly 40,000 steak dinners at events here in Colorado — and will hit about 50,000 this summer.
Additionally, with its $15,000 contribution in 2016, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee has all together contributed $105,000 to the Beef Battalion.
Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and agriculture in general. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in the state) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. See more about the work of the two organizations atwww.coloradocorn.com.