10-02-17 NSP Names 2018 Legislative Committee Members

NSP Names 2018 Legislative Committee Members 

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers board of directors Chairman Don Bloss has appointed five new members to the NSP Legislative Committee. These members include Mike Brooks of Colorado, Devin Schierling of Kansas, Rex Rush of New Mexico, J.B. Stewart of Oklahoma and Samuel Sparks III of Texas. Continue reading

10-02-17 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference – Oct 25-27, 2017 Grand Junction

Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference – Oct 25-27, 2017 Grand Junction

Network with industry peers, learn more about how to professionally promote your entity and area, and experience the sights and assets of Grand Junction, Colorado at this year’s conference. CLICK HERE to learn more and to get registered Continue reading

10-02-17 CHAMP Webinar on October 18

CHAMP Webinar on October 18

Do you own or work for a cultural, heritage, agritourism or outdoor adventure organization in Colorado? As part of the Colorado Tourism Office’s efforts to raise awareness of and appreciation for cultural, heritage, agricultural, and outdoor adventure assets statewide, Destination Development offers a peer-assistance and training program for farms and ranches, businesses, museums, attractions and organizations that want to improve or expand their own cultural, heritage tourism, agritourism or outdoor adventure attractions.

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10-02-17 CSU Extension & El Paso County Agritourism Workshop – Oct. 6 in Colorado Springs

CSU Extension & El Paso County Agritourism Workshop – Oct. 6 in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Agritourism Association is a sponsor for a workshop on Friday October 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM, with an optional farm tour from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. The workshop will be held at the El Paso office of Colorado State University Extension, 17 North Spruce Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80905 and will feature topics such as resources to launch your agritourism business, understanding and managing risk, and how to determine what your visitors are seeking. Cost for the workshop, lunch included, is $25, and $35 to add the optional farm tour.

Register here or contact Michele Ritchie at El Paso County for more information, 719-520-7676. Continue reading

10-02-17 President Trump & CO Governor Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of Las Vegas attack

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of Las Vegas attack

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the victims of the attack in Las Vegas and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump. Flags should be lowered until Friday, Oct. 6 at sunset.

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10-02-17 CLA: Make plans to attend this year’s Ark Valley Livestock Symposium in LaJunta Oct 12th

Make plans to attend this year’s Ark Valley Livestock Symposium!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 

Otero Junior College Student Center Banquet Room

1802 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050

Registration is FREE. Please register by Friday, October 6, 2017.

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10-02-17 NPPC Backs Goodlatte Visa Legislation

NPPC Backs Goodlatte Visa Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 2, 2017 – With the American agriculture community, including the pork industry, facing a labor shortage, the National Pork Producers Council today called on Congress to adopt legislation creating a new category for non-seasonal agriculture workers.

NPPC supports a bill, known as the AG Act, introduced today by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., that would create an H-2C program, allowing non-seasonal agriculture workers to remain in the United States for up to three years while deferring a portion of their pay as incentive for them to return to their home country. Workers would need to return for one month for every year in the United States. Continue reading

10-02-17 Thoughts from CO Egg Producer Executive Director Bill Scebbi…

Bill Scebbi
Colorado Egg Producers
Executive Director

Thoughts from CO Egg Producer Executive Director Bill Scebbi…

In the whirlwind of a new school year, let the nutritious, versatile egg be of service 
By Bill Scebbi , Colorado Egg Producers , Executive Director 
We’ve entered an exciting time of the year for many families, as the late summer and early fall is witness to kids storming back into the classrooms and into the many activities that accompany the school year.     Continue reading

10-02-17 Colorado Egg Producers sponsoring Colorado FFA Foundation at $2,500


Colorado Egg Producers sponsoring Colorado FFA Foundation at $2,500

CLICK HERE to visit the Colorado FA Foundation’s Website

Understating the vital role the program plays in the future of agriculture, the Colorado Egg Producers Association recently voted in favor of sponsoring the Colorado FFA Association at $2,500 this year.  The Colorado FFA Foundation seeks resources — human, financial and in-kind — to support agricultural education in Colorado, including students involved in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the Colorado Young Farmers Education Association (CYFEA) programs, and teachers in the Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (CVATA), among others.

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10-02-17 CDA: Looking for an “Eggs”cellent Source of Nutrition?

CDA: Looking for an “Eggs”cellent Source of Nutrition?

Basket of fresh eggs

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. Celebrate World Egg Day on October 13 with Colorado eggs. Colorado’s 4.5 million laying hens produce more than 1.3 billion eggs each year. Eggs are protein packed and nutrient dense, with 14 essential nutrients including choline and Vitamin D. Try this easy five ingredient recipe to enjoy nutritious and delicious Colorado eggs. Look for Colorado eggs at your local grocery store or on the menu at restaurants across the state.

 Gimme 5 Egg Salad
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., 5280 Culinary, LLC and Ace Hardware Grill Expert

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