06-24-16 Dr. Brett Kaysen, Inducted into the 2016 Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame…

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Adams County
Exemplary Leadership Serving Agriculture

Inducted 2016

Brett Kaysen grew up on a family farm working with small diversified livestock in Adams County where he was involved in 4-H swine projects and livestock judging. As a 10-year 4-H member Brett attributes his success in life, and the development of his public speaking skills, to his 4‑H experience. He also believes what makes 4-H so powerful is the mentoring that takes place between 4-H members and the 4-H volunteer leaders who make the program possible. He credits the 4-H leaders and coaches he had throughout his 4-H career as the key influence in his life which has shaped the person he is today.

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Brett is now one of the most sought-after Livestock Evaluators in the world, judging shows in over 40 different states and four countries. He is also a nationally known speaker who presents to both youth and adult organizations around the country, on topics ranging from leadership and personal development to livestock industry topics. When people ask him where he learned his public speaking skills, his answer is always — 4-H! Continue reading

06-16-16 Two Events Added to the Colorado State Fair Entertainment Series…

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Two Events Added to the Colorado State Fair Entertainment Series

Pre-Sale: June 20th at 10am

PUEBLO, Colo. – The list of acts coming to the Colorado State Fair continues to grow; two acts have been added to the already diverse entertainment list.
  • Sept. 2             Lee Brice
  • Sept. 4             Celebracion de los Charrós con Conjunto Primavera presented by LaTricolor and Entravision
Pre-sale tickets are available starting June 20th at 10 a.m. until midnight, June 21st. For information on the pre-sale and up-to-date Fair activities, sign up for the Colorado State Fair Fan Club by visitingwww.coloradostatefair.com and look for “Join The Fan Club!”
Tickets officially go on sale on June 22 at 10am and can be purchased by visitinghttp://www.altitudetickets.com/venues/colorado-state-fair/, by calling 866-461-6556, or visiting the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Each ticket includes Fair admission, giving fans the opportunity to arrive early and enjoy a full day at the Fair with no additional cost.
2016 Entertainment Series:

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06-14-16 WW Feed and Supply’s Stock Show University Clinic teaches 4-H’ers new show skills…

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Clinic teaches 4-H’ers new show skills


Pig pic 4794 – Ashlyn Alvey and Zeke Foster drive pigs before professor Tyler Gradert and aide Chad Russell in the multi-species clinic on June 11.

Pig pic 4794 – Ashlyn Alvey and Zeke Foster drive pigs before professor Tyler Gradert and aide Chad Russell in the multi-species clinic on June 11.

ROCKY FORD –A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth June 11 & 12 during a multi-species Stock Show University here.

Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about clipping, show day grooming, and showmanship for their 4-H and FFA projects at the annual event coordinated by WW Feed & Supply.

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05-31-16 CPPC: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge at 2016 Pork Academy Workshops in Montrose June 18th and in Sterling July 16th…

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PORK ACADEMY: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge

Montrose, Colorado, May 31, 2016:  The Colorado Pork Producers Council is currently working to put on two Pork Academies in different regions of Colorado. This event will be a day of fun and learning geared towards 4-Hers and FFA members in the swine project looking to learn more. This year an array of topics to be discussed have been selected such as nutrition, show ethics and the new veterinary feed directive going into effect as of January 2017.  The selected speakers are professors, judges, and current producers that are excited to come and talk with and answer your questions. We are excited to announce that we have selected two dates and locations for 2016.

The first will be held at the Montrose County Fairgrounds June 18 at 10:00 a.m., and the second will be held in Sterling at the Logan County Fairgrounds also beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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05-25-16 Meet the NEW Livestock Manager at the CO State Fair: Robyn Toft…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) May 25, 2016 – Joining the CO Ag News Network inside the BARN is the new Livestock Manager for the CO State Fair Robyn Toft


Don’t forget Pre-sale event ticks go on sale on the internet June 20 and then they officially go on sale June 22nd!

The 2016 CO State Fair Aug 26 – Sep 5th in Pueblo, CO – it’s YOUR fair…

For tickets and to view a complete schedule, please visit www.coloradostatefair.com

05-11-16 Inside the BARN with Colorado Corn Communications Director Eric Brown…

Colorado Corn LogoEric Brown - CO Corn Communications Director(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) May 11, 2016 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Colorado Corn’s Communications Director Eric Brown, discussing several topics that important to producers including:

  • CO Legislature Update
  • Corn planting progress in the nation & in Colorado
  • Recent report on Corn demand and projected production numbers
  • Brief recap of CCAC’s recent research and market development investments
  • CO Corn hires Melissa Ralston
  • & More

To listen to the entire interview, click the mp3 audio link below…


The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee work on behalf of more than 4,000 corn producers through market development, communications, research and technical assistance. See more about the work of both organizations and to see the TRUTHS about Ethanol, please visit www.coloradocorn.com.

05-03-16 Inside the BARN with CO State Fair General Manager Sarah Cummings…

CSF in Pueblo logoSarah Cummings CO State Fair General Manager(BARN Media – Briggsdale.CO) May 3, 2016 – This week the entertainment lineup was announced for the 144th CO State Fair and  joining the CO Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss that and much more  is the new CSF General Manager Sarah Cummings…


The 144th CO State Fair is slated for Aug 26th – Sept 5th of 2016. Learn more online @ www.coloradostatefair.com

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04-29-16 Inside Weld County Extension with Director Keith Maxey…

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Keith Maxey, Director/Livestock Agent, Colorado State University Extension, Weld County

(Barn Media – Briggsdale, CO) April 29, 2016 –  Joining the BARN & the Colorado Ag News Network is Keith Maxey, Director/Livestock Agent, Colorado State University Extension, Weld County, discussing several topics including:


Learn more about the Colorado State University Extension online @ http://www.ext.colostate.edu/

04-28-16 CSU’s Associate Dean of Extension and Deputy Director of the Ag Experiment Station in College of Ag Search Continues…

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Colorado State University is excited to bring four finalists to your area for its open leadership position — Associate Dean of Extension/ Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Agricultural Sciences.  This position is responsible for implementing the strategy of the College of Agricultural Sciences at CSU as it relates to agricultural Extension and research. The successful candidate will oversee a budget of more than $15 million used at seven research centers across Colorado. We welcome your input in fulfilling this important leadership position!

Opportunities to meet the candidates can be found on the itineraries at:  http://home.agsci.colostate.edu/deputy-directorassoc-dean-for-extension/

This page also contains candidate background materials, videos of seminars and a feedback survey. A number of opportunities exist in Fort Collins, Greeley, Boulder, and at the Western Colorado Research Center.

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03-16-16 NCGA Disappointed with Senate Vote on Roberts Compromise Food Labeling Legislation…

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NCGA Disappointed with Senate Vote on Roberts Compromise Food Labeling Legislation

 ST. LOUIS (March 16, 2016) — National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling issued the following statement today in response to the Senate’s failure to pass Chairman Pat Roberts’ uniform, national food labeling standard:

 “U.S. corn farmers are disappointed that, despite the clear demonstration of support from nearly 800 groups, the Senate failed to move this reasonable legislation forward. This legislation would have provided consumers with a greater amount of information in a consistent, clear manner. Farmers are committed to creating greater transparency in the food system, but we also need Congress to set clear, commonsense guidelines that are based in science and keep food affordable for American families. Continue reading

03-14-16 NCGA: Soil Health Partnership Expands to 65 Farm Test Sites for 2016…

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Soil Health Partnership logoSoil Health Partnership Expands to 65 Farm Test Sites for 2016
Twenty-five more farms have joined a groundbreaking research effort that could change the way farmers take care of their land. The Soil Health Partnership announced the addition of the new test sites at the 2016 Commodity Classic, March 3 – 5 in New Orleans.

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03-14-16 Deadline to nominate YOUR school district for Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is April 1st…

GrowRuralEducationGraphic(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) March 14, 2016 –

Farmers can nominate their school districts to receive grants of up to $25,000

Between now and April 1, 2016, farmers can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant.

Listen to the interview with Monsanto Customer Advocacy Manager Heather Wolfe…


For more information about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program and to view the official rules, a list of eligible states, counties and CRDs, visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

03-01-16 NCGA: Corn Growers Applaud Senate Ag Committee Action on GMO Labeling…

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Corn Growers Applaud Senate Ag Committee Action on GMO Labeling

ST. LOUIS (March 1, 2016) – The National Corn Growers Association today thanked members of the Senate Agriculture Committee who voted to stand with farmers and move forward Sen. Pat Roberts’s bill to address the growing threat of a patchwork of state labeling laws and called for the full Senate to urgently take up this important legislation.

“We find the forward momentum building behind this bill encouraging, and we urge the Senate to quickly pass this bill for the good of America’s farmers and consumers,” said National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling, a farmer from Maryland.  “U.S. farmers rely on GMOs, a safe, proven technology, to protect our crops from insects, weeds and drought. The FDA should remain the party responsible for important food safety and labeling decisions based in science. Despite the scientific evidence, states such as Vermont are quickly moving toward costly, confusing mandatory labeling legislation pushed forth by agenda-driven activists. We ask the Senate to quickly move forward with this legislation to avoid a situation in which all American consumers pay a high price and gain little actual information.” Continue reading

02-29-16 NCGA: Corn Growers Disappointed in Supreme Court Declining to Review Chesapeake Decision

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ST. LOUIS (Feb. 29, 2016) – The National Corn Growers Association today expressed disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a lower court ruling allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to micromanage local land use and development decisions under the guise of the Clean Water Act.

While this action relates to the EPA’s so-called “blueprint” for restoring the Chesapeake Bay, it has national implications related to the power and reach of the federal government. The TMDL, or total maximum daily load, is an unlawful overreach of federal regulatory power, NCGA notes. Continue reading

02-22-16 NCGA: Grain Bin Safety in the Spotlight…

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NCGA: Grain Bin Safety in the Spotlight…

February 22, 2016 – With Grain Bin Safety Week taking place this week, and many bins still full from the fall, the National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures – and is pleased to offer a video highlighting the importance of proper safety procedures.

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02-22-16 Safety training for youth working in agriculture: tractor and farm machinery certification offered…

Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture - HOSTA LogoEach state is responsible for providing the approved safety training that allows minors under age 16 to be legally employed to operate a tractor or other specified farm machinery, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). Now is the time to prepare youth for agricultural jobs that will begin this spring and summer.

The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP), housed at Penn State University, trains and certifies instructors in 30 states to provide this required tractor and farm machinery safety training to youth.

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