Las Animas, CO – September 30, 2016 – Got Medicare? Got Questions? Just in time for Medicare Open Enrollment, Medicare 101 is coming to Southeast Colorado. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program will present three programs in our area October 17 and 18. On Monday October 17, SHIP will present Medicare 101 at the Woodruff Memorial Library, 522 Colorado Avenue in La Junta at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, see the program at the Lamar Senior Center, 407 E Olive Street in Lamar at 9:30 a.m., or at the Las Animas Public Library, 306 Fifth Street at 1:30 p.m. At each location, individual counseling will be available after the one hour overview of Medicare. Continue reading →
Weld County Extension and Weld County Livestock Association is presenting a Poultry Seminar– Today’s Poultry Operations on November 5th in Greeley.
Topics include: Avian Flu, Other Diseases and Biosecurity, Avian Surveillance Program, Quality Assurance/Bird Management, Meat Chickens & Turkeys, Water Fowl, Game Birds and Niche Marketing/Veterinary Feed Directives for Poultry.
It will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in the 4-H Building, Island Grove Regional Park, Greeley, CO, from 9:00a – 4:00p (Check-in 8:30a-9:00a).
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) September 21, 2016 – Did you know that there is New legislation that will provide farmers with tax credits if they lease land to first-time farmers?
The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA) is responsible for administering that program. And joining the CO Ag News Network to discuss this in more detail is Jim Rubingh, Executive Director of CADA…
The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA) is an independent public body established by statute in 1981. Its mission is to encourage the investment of private capital in the agricultural sector through the use of public financing for the purpose of making low-interest loans available to agricultural producers for specified uses. To learn more about the Colorado Agriculture Development Authority, or to apply for a Beginning Farmer Loan, please visit http://www.cadafarmloan.com/
The fifth annual Pedal The Plains is hitting the road!
Denver, Colo.— The Denver Post Community Foundation, the Office of Governor John
Hickenlooper and presenting sponsor Viaero Wireless are excited to hit the road for the fifth annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour beginning September 16th. The ride will spin through southeastern Colorado along its three-day, 154-mile journey. Participants will visit scenic, historical, agricultural and educational stops in route to the three overnight host communities: Ordway, Fowler and La Junta. Continue reading →
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2016 Colorado State Fair has ended its 11-day run as Colorado’s premier celebration of youth and agriculture.
CSF General Manager, Sarah Cummings
“I’m thrilled with the educational opportunities we provided, our efforts to highlight the importance of agriculture, and the impressive projects exhibited by the 4-H and FFA youth,” said General Manager, Sarah Cummings.
This year 466,576 people attended the Colorado State Fair; in 2015, 500,207 people attended the Fair.
“There are a number of ways to evaluate the success of a fair. Overall attendance is one measure; revenues, intrinsic value and customer experience are other valuable measures. Preliminary figures reflect increases in carnival revenue and admission paid at the gate,” said Cummings. “More importantly, there is an overwhelming buzz regarding the positive experience our customers had while attending the Colorado State Fair – that is the true reward.”
“I look forward to evaluating this year’s fair with staff and our board to develop new and exciting ideas for the 2017 Colorado State Fair,” Cummings continues.
JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION RESULTS IN LARGE FOOD BANK DONATION
Weld County, CO – Following the 2016 Weld County Fair, the Weld County Junior Livestock Auction kicked off, where roughly 245 kids presented their prized livestock for sale. This event was more than just a sale, however, according to Michael Frink, Chairman of the Junior Livestock Sale Committee: “The Junior Livestock Sale gives the opportunity for members to make extra money that hopefully can be used to go to college or to prepare themselves to go into production agriculture in the near future.” More than $700,000 worth of livestock was sold this year, stated Frink.
“It’s great to see all the work these 4H kids put in throughout the year pay off,” stated Commissioner Julie Cozad, coordinator for Extension Services this year. “Its hard work, and these kids did an exceptional job.” Continue reading →
WATCH the ARCHIVES of all the CSF Jr Livestock Shows & the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Jr Livestock Sale from the 144th CO State Fair…CLICK HERE
Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 53rdColorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2016 sale accumulated approximately $524,700 from generous buyers supporting the state’s agricultural youth. This year also set the record sale for Grand Champion Market beef at $62,000 by Sam Brown & Family.
“Over the past 37 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has raised $9,794,289 for the youth involved in Colorado’s 4-H and FFA programs. This sale is a reflection of their dedication to the animals and the agricultural community,” said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. “I’d also like to thank the generous philanthropists who come out to support these amazing kids; the sale would not be possible without them.”
This year, the Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale added turkeys to the sale lineup. The sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness as it demonstrates the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture. Last year’s sale totaled $534,650. PRELIMINARY totals for the sale are available athttp://www.coloradostatefair.com/events/2016/2016-colorado-touchstone-energy-junior-livestock-sale.
Inside the BARN w/CO’s Deputy Ag Commissioner Chris Wiseman: CO Proud Month, 144th CO State Fair & More…
(BARN Media – Briggsdale,CO) August 18, 2016 – Chris Wiseman, Deputy Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture joins the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss several topics…
NFU released a brand new series of farm safety videos in June. Through these 10 short videos, we hope to build mass awareness to farm safety issues and contribute to reducing the number of annual farm-related accidents.
NFU is proud to announce the opening of registration for Growing for the Future, a brand new online conference for beginning farmers and ranchers!
This interactive, virtual conference will be held December 5-8, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST, and the resources from the conference will be available for a month following the conference. It will focus on all sorts of beginning farmer and rancher issues, including: mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, student loans, land tenure, food safety, women and veterans in farming, conservation and much more! Continue reading →
Colorado Pork Producers 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 August 25 in the Colorado Building, Pueblo, Colorado, at the CPPC annual meeting. The following is the criteria for membership and to run for a board position. Continue reading →
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 August 25, at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in the Colorado Building, Pueblo, Colorado, and will kick off the State Fair hog shows beginning August 26. Continue reading →
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) July 19, 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:
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.
Michael Semler practices with his purebred Simmental heifer. Semler placed in the week-long AJSA National Classic.
Simmental youth at summer Classics
Colorado youth participated in the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) National Classic, with others competing at June regional contests.
The July 9-15 Junior National event drew more than 500 participants to Des Moines, IA. Kendal Reitzenstein placed 15th and 18th overall with her owned percentage heifers, plus she took 10th in showmanship.
David Smith placed in the top 5 with his owned percentage heifer, plus he placed 20th in senior showmanship.
New Colorado Junior Simmental member Michael Semler took 4th in Sales Talk and 11th in livestock judging, earning him an 17th overall in senior division points. He also exhibited a purebred Simmental heifer in the week-long contest. Continue reading →
FORT COLLINS, CO – A ranch tour, junior contests and elections were part of state Simmental summer activities hosted July 16 by Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch near here.
In the youth association, Chad Russell of Sugar City turned the gavel over to Bryce Hill of Sterling. Keanna Smith of Ignacio was re-elected vice-president and Shelby Temple of Center was elected secretary. Continue reading →