02-19-18 Culver’s to Award $15,000 in Educational Funds to FFA Chapters

Culver’s to Award $15,000 in Educational Funds to FFA Chapters

Restaurant Chain Launches Fourth Annual FFA Essay Contest 

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – Feb. 19, 2018 – Culver’s is celebrating National FFA Week in a big way. Through its Thank You Farmers® Project, the restaurant will launch its fourth annual FFA Essay Contest on Feb. 19. The three winning essay writers will win $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, for their FFA chapters.

The FFA chapters are encouraged to use their prize money to support educational opportunities for their members, like attending the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 24–27, 2018. FFA members can submit their essays at Culvers.com/essaycontest.

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02-19-18 Gov. Hickenlooper and USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach to highlight Colorado and American Agriculture at 2018 Forum

CO Gov. Hickenlooper and USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach to highlight Colorado and American Agriculture at 2018 Forum

Feb. 19, 2018, Denver, Colo. – The 27th Annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture features two leaders well-placed to highlight the state’s second largest economic driver.
Gov. John Hickenlooper will address Forum attendees during lunch on February 21. The governor will reflect on the state of Colorado agriculture, and help present the Colorado Agricultural Export Awards.
Also speaking will be United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach. Under Secretary Ibach will share insights about Colorado’s and the United States’ global agricultural impact.
The full agenda can be found here., at GovernorsAgForum.com.
Registration is still open, and individuals are able to register the day of the event. Register here, at GovernorsAgForum.com.

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02-19-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) February 19, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

  • Senate Bill 18-001 Update – Transportation Funding
  • Senate Bill 18-002 Update – Rural Broadband Expansion
  • Senate Bill 18-061 Update – CO Income Tax Reduction
  • Three Conservation Easement Bills – held over until March
  • Frustration over 2018 Ballot Measure & Title Board’s Process
  • Update on State Land Board’s Overreach
  • Proposed Colorado Millet Marketing Order from HPMA
  • Reaction to 65th District Representative Jon Becker not seeking 4th term
  • Thoughts on CO State Auditor’s Recent Survey about Ag Sales Taxes
  • REMINDER: Colorado Ag Day at the Capitol is March 22nd
  • & More

To listen to the Interview, click the audio mp3 link below…

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