CCGA board member hosts CSU conservation class for tour of his farm
An educational opportunity that started in 2008 continued this past weekend, as Kirk, Colo., farmer and Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) board member Aaron Frank opened up his farm to Dr. Kurt Fausch — a Colorado State University professor in fish, wildlife and conservation biology — and his class.
Dr. Fausch said all together this is the 10th time Aaron has hosted the class for a tour — an effort aimed at educating students on how crops are grown and how water is used and conserved in the Arikaree River Basin. The tour is part of a day-long field trip where the students also catch fish in the river at the Fox Ranch in Yuma County, along with learning about ranching and farming in the basin.
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 at www.coloradocorn.com.