08-18-16 Inside the BARN w/CO’s Deputy Ag Commissioner Chris Wiseman: CO Proud Month, 144th CO State Fair & More…

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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…

  • August is CO Proud Month
  • 144th CO State Fair – Aug 25 – Sept 5 in Pueblo
  • & MORE
To listen to the interview, click the audio mp3 link below….

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08-18-16 NFU Foundation: Growing for the Future: Registration Now Open!

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Growing for the Future: Registration Now Open!

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

08-09-16 WCLA hosting Family Ranch Rodeo in Keenesburg on September 11th…

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For more information – CLICK here to visit the WCLA Facebook page or call Cari @ 303-419-0886

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(LtoR: Cari Graybill, Molly Cooksey & Dale Jackson)

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) August 9, 2016 – Interview with members of the Weld County Livestock Association and Circle A Family Rodeo about the upcoming event. The interview features:

  • Circle A Family Rodeo Secretary Cari Graybill,
  • WCLA President Dale Jackson and
  • Molly Cooksey, one of the two WCLA Scholarship Winners, the other winner was Brooke Hinojosa.

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Members of the WCLA & CAFR presenting scholarships to Molly Cooksey & Brooke Hinojosa at the 2016 Weld County Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale on August 1st.

To learn more about Circle A Family Rodeo – CLICK HERE

To learn more about the Weld County Livestock Association –  CLICK HERE

07-20-16 Colorado Pork Producers seek Producers to serve as Board Members…

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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

07-20-16 Colorado Pork Producers announce Annual Meeting at CSF Aug 25th…

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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

07-19-16 Inside the BARN with Colorado Corn Communications Director Eric Brown…

Colorado Corn LogoEric Brown - CO Corn Communications Director(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:

Listen to the entire interview …

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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.

07-17-16 Colorado Simmental youth at summer Classics…

Michael Semler practices with his purebred Simmental heifer. Semler placed in the week-long AJSA National Classic.

Michael Semler practices with his purebred Simmental heifer. Semler placed in the week-long AJSA National Classic.

Simmental youth at summer Classics

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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

07-17-16 Colorado Simmental recognizes volunteers, elects officers…

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Simmental recognizes volunteers, elects officers

CoSimmentalLogoFORT 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

06-28-16 CPPC: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge at 2016 Pork Academy Workshop in Sterling July 16th…

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PORK ACADEMY: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge

Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge @ Pork Academy

Sterling, Colorado, July 16, 2016:  The Colorado Pork Producers Council is offering their second Pork Academy in Colorado this summer. 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 offer the Sterling program at the Logan County Fairgrounds July 16 at 10:00 a.m.  Lunch, t-shirts, and fun giveaways will be provided for both dates. If you have any questions or would like to R.S.V.P please contact the CPPC at tstrachan@copork.org.

Topics:

  • Biosecurity
  • Porcine Stress Syndrome (PSS)
  • Nutrition
  • Veterinary Feed Directive
  • Selection of Show Hogs
  • Show Etiquette/Ethics

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

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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.
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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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