07-12-18 Spring Creek Fire Update w/CSU Extension’s Carl Beeman: Support & Relief Efforts For Affected Ag Producers…

Spring Creek Fire Update w/CSU Extension’s Carl Beeman: Support & Relief Efforts For Affected Ag Producers…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – JULY 12, 2018 – There are several wildfires thaat continue to burn herein Colorado and none larger than that of the Spring Creek Fire in the southern part of the state. Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio inside The BARN is Carl E Beeman, CSU Extension, Huerfano County, who also serves as the Spring Creek Fire large animal evacuation coordinator discussing several issues including:

  • Spring Fire Recap & Update
  • Damage to Structures – livestock – summer grazing – forestland
  • Prognosis for being controlled and put out?
  • Spring Creek Fire Relief Efforts – Hay etc – Challenges/Concerns
  • How YOU can help
  • Final thoughts



Make plans to attend the 3rd Annual Partners of Youth in Ag Golf Tournament in Pueblo, CO on August 24th

For registration and sponsorship information visit http://files.constantcontact.com/cfdee20a601/39abbfd5-1710-4eb3-aafc-257e0dc7de1c.pdf

And for even more information visit – http://www.coloradostatefairfoundation.org/golf-tournament.html


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06-20-18 CDA: 1,500 Ways to Participate in Colorado State Fair General Entry Competitions

1,500 Ways to Participate in Colorado State Fair General Entry Competitions

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair. Whether its needle arts, pet rocks, funniest pet photo, craft beer, floriculture, small farm and garden, pantry, or a number of cooking competitions, there’s room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory.
Registration fees range from $0 to $5. In all, there are over 1,500 classes in 12 departments. A full list ofgeneral entry competitions and special contests can be found at www.coloradostatefair.com. Submissions for these competitions can be made online or through the Fair’s General Entry office, Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm, or call 719-404-2080.
The Colorado State Fair runs August 24 – September 3, 2018.  For more information, visitwww.coloradostatefair.com.

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05-07-18 Get Registered NOW for the 2018 Paul and Jean Hoshiko Memorial 4-H Golf Tournament on June 1st!

2018 Paul and Jean Hoshiko Memorial 4-H Golf Tournament at beautiful Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club in Windsor, Colorado

Golfing for a Purpose – Friday, June 1!  

Come join us on Friday, June 1, for a guaranteed great day of golf, fun, and camaraderie at the 2018 Paul and Jean Hoshiko Memorial 4-H Golf Tournament at beautiful Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club in Windsor, Colorado. Because this is such a popular tournament, we have two times you can play.  Choose between the 7:30 a.m. and the 1:15 p.m. shotgun – or play both! Your registration includes lunch, range balls, cart, contest holes and 18 holes of golf at this Golf Digest 4 star rated course, and also one of the top 5 semi-private courses in the state! Just for registering you will automatically be entered into a raffle for some great prizes!  So sign up now and come join us for a guaranteed great day and an opportunity to support 4-H youth programs across the state!

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03-28-18 Learn more about the New STEM Study with Bayer’s Casey Allen…

Learn more about the New STEM Study with Bayer’s Casey Allen…

(The BARN / FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) March 28, 2018 – Are We Preparing the Next Generation for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges? That was the main premise of a  recent study conducted by Bayer, in collaboration with the National 4-H Council, suggesting “we have work to do”.  Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss the study in more detail is Casey Allen, Corporate Communications, Crop Science, a division of Bayer


For more information on Science Matters, visit 4-H.org/Bayer.

Bayer is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer representative, or visit Crop Science, a division of Bayer, online at www.cropscience.bayer.us.

Visit the Bayer Connect – Social Hub for social media, recent news, blog posts, videos and more from Crop Science, a division of Bayer.

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03-20-18 National Ag Day – New Bayer Study Reveals Concerns About the Industry’s Future

National Ag Day – New Bayer Study Reveals Concerns About the Industry’s Future

Are We Preparing the Next Generation for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges? New Study Suggests We Have Work to Do.

Statistics Show 80 Percent of High School Science Teachers Believe Agri-Science Is Important, but Only 22 Percent Teach It

Bayer and National 4-H Council “Science Matters” Initiative Seeks to Boost Education and Interest in Agri-Science

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (March 13, 2018) – As the agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) communities celebrate National Ag Day, a new study released today found that more than 80 percent of high school science teachers surveyed think agricultural science is important, but only 22 percent say it makes up at least some of their lesson plans.

Sponsored by Bayer in collaboration with National 4-H Council, the survey found that fewer than half of the teachers surveyed felt qualified to teach agri-science. Some 48 percent believe there is less emphasis placed on learning this particular STEM industry today as compared to 15 years ago.

“Food security, reliable access to safe and affordable food, is one of the most significant challenges of our time with most experts predicting that by 2050, population demands from nearly 10 billion people will require a 60 percent increase in global food production,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Science matters now more than ever. We need to create educational opportunities that inspire a new generation of leaders willing to tackle this challenge.”

Bayer and National 4-H Council also conducted a survey of more than 1,000 parents of high school students. The survey found that 86 percent of parents agree it’s important for the country’s future success to encourage pursuit of careers in the agricultural industries, and 68 percent said the industry provides exciting career opportunities. However, nearly 70 percent of respondents do not believe their children will pursue a career in agri-science, even though data from the United States Department of Agriculture shows tens of thousands of jobs each year in agriculture go unfilled by qualified candidates. Continue reading

03-07-18 CSU Extension-Cheyenne County: The Importance of Saying Thank You…

The Importance of Saying Thank You

By Amy Kelley, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Cheyenne County

Southeast Area – 4-H members are asked to complete a lot of tasks throughout the year, including thanking people. Members receive awards from fair, sell livestock projects at the fair sale, and receive awards recognition at the achievement banquet. These are all just some instances when saying thank you is so important, but can easily be overlooked. Continue reading

02-16-18 CSU Extension: Bringing 4-H Life Skills to Life

Bringing 4-H Life Skills to Life

The first week in February, I was fortunate to attend the Western 4-H
Institute. While there, I participated in an activity that really got me
thinking. Our presenters laid out paper masks and asked us to write
down all of the projects that we participated in during our own 4-H
careers or program areas that we are putting together as agents. I
quickly wrote down the spattering of projects I participated in as a kid
without thinking twice. After we shared with those around us, we were
then handed a clear piece of film that was shaped just like the mask. We
were instructed to write life skills that we gained through 4-H. After
completing this, our instructors had each participant hold up the paper
mask in front of the transparent piece. They explained to us that most of
the time people are only looking at the projects at face value. “Winning
the grand champion steer at the county fair is the most important part of
the project”, one instructor exclaimed as if they were a very excited
twelve year- old. We were then asked to swap the paper and
transparency. At this point it became apparent that the life skills can be
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02-07-18 CSU Ext: Attn: Jr High & Sr High Students…Want to Participate in the See Colorado Tour?

Want to experience a trip of a lifetime?? Come “See Colorado” with other 4-H members. The tour is open to current 8-11th grade members.

Applications are due March 15th!

More info and a complete agenda can be found on the website at http://goldenplains.colostate.edu/4h/4h_Tour.html

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01-3-18 CSU EXT: SEA Says: Prowers County Youth Selected to Represent Colorado at National 4-H Conference

Prowers County youth selected as one of six in the state to represent Colorado at National 4-H conference

In December of 2017, Angelina Downing interviewed with the state 4-H
office to represent Colorado at the national 4-H Conference in April of
this year.

Downing says “I was a little bit nervous because I interviewed
last year and was just out of the running by one person.” As the holidays
went by and the new year moved in, Downing waited patiently for the
call. At the beginning of January that call was received. Out of several
candidates around the state she was selected. Her mother Alicia
Downing states, “I have never been so proud of my daughter. She has
blossomed because of 4-H”.

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Watch ALL the Livestock Shows from the 112th NWSS OnLine Jan 6-21

CLICK HERE to watch ALL the livestock Shows including those in the Historic Stadium Arena with your announcer Brian Allmer of The BARN

Friday, January 19

8:00 a.m.     Miniature Hereford World Show
8:00 a.m.     National Highland Show
8:00 a.m.     Stock Dog Trials (Prelim. Cattle)
8:00 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Market Steer & Market Heifer Show
9:30 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Female Show (Fullblood & %)
3:00 p.m.     Texas Longhorn Show (haltered)
6:30 p.m.     Auction of Junior Livestock Champions

Saturday, January 20


8:00 a.m.     Junior Ewe Lamb Showmanship (All Breeds)
8:00 a.m.     Miniature Hereford Jr. Show
8:30 a.m.     Stock Dog Clinic
8:30 a.m.     Jr. Breeding Sheep Show Followed by Open Show
8:30 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Heifer & Bull Pen Show
9:00 a.m.     Open Prospect Steer Show
9:30 a.m      Stock Dog Clinic
9:30 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Bull Show (Fullblood & %)
10:00 a.m.   National Highland Sale
10:30 a.m.   National Gold Trophy Bison Live Sale
11:00 a.m.   Stock Dog Trials (Open Finals Cattle)
11:00 a.m.   Open Prospect Heifer Show
12:00 p.m.  Yak Halter Show
2:30 p.m.    Stock Dog Clinic

3:00 p.m.    Texas Longhorn World Show (Non-Haltered)

Sunday, January 21

8:00 a.m.   Stock Dog Trials (Nursery Dogs Followed by Intermediate dogs)
8:30 a.m.   Jr. Breeding Sheep Show followed by the Open Show (Meat Breeds)
9:00 a.m.   Stock Dog Trials (Open Sheep Competition)
1:00 p.m.   Stock Dog Trails (Intermediate Sheep Competition)


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12-04-17 Colorado Farm Show announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Colorado Farm Show 2018 Scholarships

GREELEY, CO – December 4, 2017 – The Colorado Farm Show will award nine graduating high school seniors a total of $21,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses. Six $2,000 Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarships, two $4,000 renewable Colorado Farm Show Scholarships, and one $1,500 Carl Luther Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at a banquet in their honor on Wednesday January 24th, 2018 at the Events Center at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley CO. This brings the total awarded scholarship dollars awarded by the Colorado Farm Show to $207,500.

The Colorado Farm Show Board would like to wish all recipients a Good Luck in their future educational paths.

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WELD COUNTY, CO —  In Weld County, agriculture is a way of life for many residents, and Weld County 4-H programs actively support agricultural educational opportunities for Weld County kids through financial assistance of the 4-H Foundation. This year, the foundation reached a major milestone by passing the
$1 million mark in funds spent on 4-H programming since 1980.

“This milestone is impressive,” said Weld County Commissioner Chair Julie Cozad. “Investing that kind of money for Weld County kids is amazing and a testament to the hard work the 4-H Foundation puts in to the program year after year!” Continue reading

10-16-17 Colorado Pork Producers announce Annual Meeting

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CPPC announces Annual Meeting

October 16, 2017 – The Colorado Pork Producers Association announce their annual meeting and invite anyone who raises hogs in Colorado and their guests, to attend.  The event will be held November 20, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Fort Morgan, Colorado at 9:00 am to noon. Lunch will be served. We especially encourage any youth and leaders who are in hog producing projects to plan on attending.  Continue reading

10-16-17 Colorado Pork Producers seek Producers to serve as Board Members

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CPPC seek Producers to serve as Board Members

The Colorado Pork Producers Council seeks candidates to run for four vacant positions on the CPPC Board of directors.  The election will be held November 20, 2017 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, at the CPPC annual meeting.  The following is the criteria for membership and to run for a board position: Continue reading

10-05-17 National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Contest Celebrating 81st Year

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National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Contest Celebrating 81st Year

By Amy Kelley, CSU Extension Agent, Cheyenne County

Cheyenne Wells – The National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Contest is entering its 81st year in 2018. This long running program is an important part of that National Western. It not only gives youth the opportunity to learn about animal husbandry, but also to compete at the National Western.   Continue reading