03-13-17 CCAC awards $5,000 in grants to local CO 4-H programs

Colorado Corn Administrative Committee awards $5,000 in grants to local 4-H programs 
A pair of 4-H programs recently received a boost to their respective endeavors, thanks to grant dollars from the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee.
The two winners in this year’s Colorado Corn 4-H Grant Program were: 
* The CSU Extension Pueblo County Office’s BeeWise program ($2,500) 
This effort will offer 12 workshops for more than 100 participants, who will learn the techniques of beekeeping and tracking bee-colony health. 
* The CSU Extension Elbert County Office’s Livestock 101 program ($2,500)
This program will provide next-step knowledge for about 65 4-H youth who have three or less years of experience in livestock handling. 

Adding to its support of other youth-focused efforts, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee began teaming up on this grant program with Colorado 4-H Foundation Executive Director Gary Small in 2013. 

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.