01-14-19 National Western Stock Show Opens Doors with Record Sunday

National Western Stock Show Opens Doors with Record Sunday

DENVER, CO – *CORRECTED* The National Western Stock Show opened its doors Saturday, January 12th, with record attendance.  The super Saturday recorded 837 more guests than the year before, setting a new opening Saturday record of 53,806 guests.  The previous opening day record was 52,969 guests. The Stock Show grounds were also bustling Sunday, marking a successful opening weekend.

“These are the best sixteen days in January, and we are delighted so many people came out to celebrate Colorado’s Western tradition with us this weekend,” said Paul Andrews, National Western Stock Show President and CEO. “Between the exciting pro rodeos, barbecues and fiddle competitions, it was a tremendous way to kick-off the one hundred and thirteen-year-old event.”
The 2019 Stock Show will continue through January 27th, and there is much more to look forward to. From PBR Bull Riding, pro rodeos, MLK Jr. Rodeo to Xtreme Dogs shows, Wild West shows and world-class horse shows, there is so much more to see and do.
Tuesday, January 15th, is Free Grounds Admission Day, compliments of Arrow Electronics. It includes a host of activities with the “Super Bowl” of livestock shows, the National Western Nursery of baby animals, Coors Western Art gallery, Colorado’s largest western trade show, and more. Parking is free in National Western parking lots along with complimentary shuttle services.
Grounds admission and event tickets are on sale now at nationalwestern.com, all King Soopers locations and the National Western box office.

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01-11-19 2019 WELD COUNTY FAIR ROYALTY COURT CORONATED

2019 WELD COUNTY FAIR ROYALTY COURT CORONATED

The 2019 Weld County Fair Royalty Court was officially announced and coronated by Weld County Commissioner Scott James and Weld County Fair Board President Tracy Axton on January 7th.

Camy Seelhoff, a senior at Valley High School and the daughter of Kelly and Fred Seelhoff of Greeley was named 2019 Weld County Fair Queen. Shelby Tveten, a junior at Roosevelt High School, and daughter of Bruce and Linda Tveten of Johnstown was named 2019 Weld County Fair Attendant. The Royalty court was rounded out with Mayzie Helzer an 8th grader at Platte Valley Middle School and daughter of Jeremy and Kim Helzer of LaSalle, named as the 2019 Weld County Fair Princess.  Continue reading

12-31-18 Check out the 2019 Colorado Farm Show Online Brochure!

CLICK HERE to view the 2019 CO Farm Show Brochure online…

Mark your Calendars!

The 55th Annual Colorado Farm Show is set for January 29-31, 2019 in Greeley, Colorado

The Colorado Farm Show Board and volunteers hope you are making plans to attend the 2019 Colorado Farm Show. This 55th Annual event is one of the largest – and oldest – farm shows in the nation. The 3-day show will be held January 29, 30 & 31, 2019 at the Island Grove Regional Park, Weld County in Greeley, Colorado.

To see a complete schedule and view the online brochure for the 55th Colorado Farm Show, Jan 29-31, 2019, please visit www.coloradofarmshow.com. 

There is no admission fee to attend, simply a $5 parking fee, which includes complimentary shuttle service from your car to the front door. There is no limit on how many people you can load in your car, truck, semi or tractor for that matter…So, we hope YOU are making plans to attend each and every day!

Here are some ag facts to ponder about agriculture in Colorado and our host location of Weld County: Continue reading

12-20-18 The Weld County 4-H Showcase is on January 5th in Greeley, CO

The Weld County 4-H Showcase is on January 5th in Greeley, CO

December 20, 2018 – The 4-H Showcase is quickly approaching!  Have you ever wondered what 4-H is all about?!  The Weld County 4-H Showcase is on January 5th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Exhibition Building at Island Grove (525 N 15th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631).  We will have hands on activities that relate to 4-H projects for youth ages 5 to 18!  Current 4-H members will also have projects that they have made available to view.  Hands on activities include shaker-bottles for Cloverbuds, leathercraft, chickens, goats, shooting sports, scrapbooking and many more!!  This is a great opportunity to see 4-H firsthand and learn how to join!

4-H offers numerous projects for members to build life skills such as leadership, teamwork and record keeping in projects ranging from entomology to rabbits, dairy cattle to cake decorating, and goats to rockets.  Throughout the year, youth will work on their projects and have the opportunity to showcase them at the Weld County Fair in July.  Along with projects, youth can also attend leadership conferences and events to meet others from the county and across the state.

New members have until March 1st to enroll however the earlier you join the better!  Youth ages 5-18 as of December 31st are eligible to participate in the program.  If you have any questions about the program, 4-H Showcase or the enrollment process, please contact Kim at 970-400-2079 or visit our website at http://www.weld4h.org

Kim Sterkel, Weld County 4-H/Youth Development Agent, Weld County Extension. 525 North 15th Avenue  , Greeley, Co 80631     970.400.2079    ksterkel@co.weld.co.us

Colorado State University Extension in Weld County provides unbiased research-based information about consumer and family issues, horticulture, natural resources, animal and crop agriculture, and 4-H youth development.  As part of a nation-wide system, Extension brings the research and resources of the University to the community.  In Weld County the Extension office is at Island Grove Regional Park, 525 N. 15th Avenue, Greeley.  For more information, call (970) 400-2066, or visit the web site at www.co.weld.co.us/departments/extension/index.html.

11-29-18 Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Goats from 2019 NWSS to be displayed at the Denver Athletic Club

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Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Goats from 2019 NWSS to be displayed at the Denver Athletic Club

For 73 years now, our Grand and Reserve Champion Junior Livestock Auction Steers have joined patrons in the lobby of the Brown Palace for morning tea. This year, we’re adding a new animal to this fun tradition. The Grand and Reserve Champion Goats are headed to a different iconic site in urban Denver. They will be on display at the Denver Athletic Club on January 17th. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this inaugural event!

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Colorado Farm Show Announces 2019 Scholarships

Colorado Farm Show Announces 2019 Scholarships

GREELEY, CO- The Colorado Farm Show will award eleven graduating high school seniors a total of $23,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses. Not too mention, two $1500 Secondary Scholarships will also be awarded to recipients as they continue the next year at their respective colleges.

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11-26-18 In Memory of Charles Dixon Waneka

In Memory of Charles Dixon Waneka

FEBRUARY 11, 1921 ~ NOVEMBER 19, 2018 (AGE 97)

He loved history, and now, after 97 years of life, it his time to tell his story. Charles (Chuck) Waneka passed away on November 19, 2018.

Charles Dixon Waneka was born on February 11th, 1921 on the family farm in eastern Lafayette. He was the second child born to William P. Waneka and Bessie Dixon Waneka. His only sibling, Wilbur, was 18 months older than him. Continue reading

11-19-18 NWSS Catch-a-Calf Application Deadline Approaches

National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Application Deadline Approaches

Applications due December 1st!

By Amy Kelley, CSU Extension Agent, Morgan County

Fort Morgan – The deadline for participating in the 82nd year of the National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Contest is fast approaching on December 1st. This long running program is an important part of the National Western Stock Show and is a great opportunity for 4-H members to learn about practical beef cattle management. Continue reading

11-05-18 Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn…

Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – November 5, 2018 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network & FarmCast Radio inside the BARN with an update from the Colorado FFA Foundation is Executive Director Don Thorn, who discusses several topics including:

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The Colorado FFA Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support the more than 6,100 FFA members in Colorado’s 100 chapters. FFA is a national organization of 610,240 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

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11-02-18 In Memory of CO Ag Hall of Fame Member Benjamin H. Konishi

In Memory of CO Ag Hall of Fame Member Benjamin H. Konishi

Well known Alamosa resident and veterinarian Dr. Benjamin “Ben” H. Konishi, 92 died October 29, 2018 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa.

Viewing will take place at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The Graveside Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Alamosa Cemetery with a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Ortega Middle School, 401 Victoria Ave. in Alamosa.

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09-27-18 Colorado Farm Show Scholarships DUE NOV 1st!

Colorado Farm Show Scholarships DUE NOV 1st!

The Colorado Farm Show is proud to announce an increased number of scholarships being offered to graduating Colorado High School Seniors. The scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students who apply should be High School graduates in the Winter 2018 or Spring 2019 and planning on pursuing a degree in an Agricultural field of study at the College or University of their choice. To date, the Colorado Farm Show has awarded $169,000 in scholarships to Colorado graduating High School Seniors pursuing careers in an Agricultural field of study.

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10-04-18 Colorado 4-H Team Competes at National Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo!

Pictured L-R: Kyndall Tucker; Megan Podtburg; Morgynne Tucker; Awna Hirsch

Colorado 4-H Team Competes at National Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo!

The Colorado 4-H Dairy Judging team recently completed competition at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Madison, Wisconsin. The contest was held on October 1 in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo.

Team members were Awna Hirsch, Eaton, Megan Podtburg, Greeley, and Kyndall & Morgynne Tucker, Fort Collins. Coaching the team were Keith Maxey, Greeley, and Debbie Carpio, Kersey. A total of 91 individuals, from 24 teams across the U.S. and Canada participated in the contest. Continue reading

10-04-18 NWSS Premium Books Online

NWSS Premium Books Online

We’re embracing technology here at Stock Show and have placed both our horse and livestock premium books online.
All entry deadlines and information can be found on either the horse exhibitors or livestock exhibitors pages on our website.
Best of luck to all our competitors this year!

LIVESTOCK PREMIUM BOOK

HORSE PREMIUM BOOK

08-30-18 Watch the 146th CO State Fair’s Junior/Open Dairy, Texas Longhorns & Exotic Cattle Shows Aug 31st – Labor Day on Livestream!

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Watch the 146th CO State Fair’s Junior/Open Dairy, Texas Longhorns & Exotic Cattle Shows Aug 31st – Labor Day on Livestream!

FRIDAY, August 31, 2018 (CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO WATCH THE ARCHIVES)

Jr. Dairy Cattle Showmanship (LP)

Open and Jr. Dairy Heifer Show (LP)

Miniature Zebu Show #1 (CSF Show) (LP)

SATURDAY, September 1, 2018

Open and Jr Dairy Cow Show (LP)

Jr. Dairy Cattle Supreme Heifer & Female Awards (LP)

Miniature Zebu Cattle Show #2 (AMZA Nat’l Show)

SUNDAY, September 2, 2018

Texas Longhorn Cattle Show #1 (LP): Part 1, Youth Show, Part 2

Prospect Steer, Heifer and NWSS Catch-A-Calf Shows

LABOR DAY, MONDAY, September 3, 2018

Texas Longhorn Show #2 (LP)

Ankole Watusi Cattle Show (LP)

If you can’t be here for those shows in person, then WATCH ‘em on www.livestream.com/BarnMedia/2018CSF

By the way, in case you missed the Junior Market Livestock Shows, Showmanship & Championship Drives or even the CO Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale, check out the webcast archives OnLine @ www.Livestream.com/BarnMedia/2018CSF Continue reading

Watch the 146th CO State Fair Junior Livestock Shows, Junior Livestock Sale & Archives on Livestream now thru Aug 28th

CLICK HERE to watch strarting on August 23 thru August 28th!

Watch the 146th CO State Fair Junior Livestock Shows on Livestream Aug 23 – 28, 2018

Can’t wait for the 146th CO State Fair here @ The BARN…looking forward to announcing ALL the livestock shows in the Livestock Pavilion Arena again this year…and providing LIVE and archives of all the junior livestock shows, showmanships, championship drives and of course the 2018 CO State Fair Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale…ARE YOU READY?

The Junior Market Show Schedule has changed from years past…

Here’s a quick preview of the Junior Shows:

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08-28-18 CDA: Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth

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CDA: Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth

PUEBLO, Colo. – The 55th annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2018 sale accumulated approximately $495,000 from the state’s most dedicated bidders.  The sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness as it demonstrates to youth the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.
“Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale is a time-honored event that celebrates our 4-H and FFA youth.  These amazing kids work tirelessly caring for their animals and learning how to contribute to a health food system. A big thank you also goes to our bidders who are instrumental in the success of this event,” said Scott Stoller, State Fair General Manager.
For the last 38 years, gross sales totaled over $10.3 million that went directly to the agricultural youth who raised those animals. PRELIMINARY results for the 2018 sale are available athttps://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/exhibitors/livestock/167.
Grand & Reserve Champion
Exhibitor Name & Hometown
Buyer
Bid
Grand Beef
Nash Richardson, Yuma, Colo.
Sam Brown & Family
$65,000
Reserve Beef
Cal Sidwell, Gill, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
$25,000
Grand Hog
Ema Richardson, Yuma, Colo.
Anadarko
$25,000
Reserve Hog
Hannah Rigirozzi, Stratton, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
$18,000
Grand Lamb
Allyson Sandy, Loveland, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
$12,000
Reserve Lamb
Lauren Frink, Eaton, Colo.
Sam Brown & Family
$5,000
Grand Goat
Karsyn Fetzer, Kersey, Colo.
Crabtree Amusements
$10,000
Reserve Goat
Anna Vetter, Bennett, Colo.
Denver Rustlers
$6,500
Grand Rabbits
Aidan Datteri, Greeley, Colo.
Legacy Bank
$5,250
Reserve Rabbits
Aidan Datteri, Greeley, Colo.
Fair Ladies
$3,200
Grand Chickens
Nathan Keintzelman, Penrose, Colo.
Crabtree Amusements
$4,200
Reserve Chickens
Nathan Keintzelman, Penrose, Colo.
Fair Ladies
$3,200
Grand Turkey
Colton Steinke, Eaton, Colo.
Friends of the Fair
$3,000
Reserve Turkey
Isaiah Rueter, Holyoke, Colo.
TIC Southwest
$2,300
The Colorado State Fair runs until September 3, 2018.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.

08-22-18 Colorado State Fair Opens this Friday!

Colorado State Fair Opens this Friday!

Now With Free Parking Shuttle, 11-Day Celebration Kicks Off With PRCA Rodeo And Oak Ridge Boys Concert

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair, the summer’s biggest party, kicks off on Friday, and you can ride there on the Pueblo Transit Courtesy Shuttle for free!

This year’s Fair starts with PRCA Rodeo and a concert by The Oak Ridge Boys Friday night, as well as free attractions like surfing dogs, a Stilt Circus, the kid’s pedal tractor pull, lots of free music and more. Concerts this year include comedian LARRY THE CABLE GUY and music by Old Dominion and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. You can see the full lineup at www.ColoradoStateFair.com. Continue reading

100th Weld County Fair Results courtesy of Weld County Extension

4-H Placings – CLICK HERE

Livestock Results – CLICK HERE

All-Around Showmanship Results – CLICK HERE

Premiere Exhibitors – CLICK HERE

Open Class Results – CLICK HERE

WCF Jr Livestock Sale Results*CLICK HERE

*The attached WCF Jr Livestock Sale results are for sale purchases only and do not include add-ons

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07-25-18 Weld County kicks off the 100th Anniversary of the Weld County Fair

Weld County kicks off the 100th Anniversary of the Weld County Fair

The Weld County Board of Commissioners helped kick off the 100th anniversary of the Weld County Fair this morning by proclaiming the event at its board meeting. The proclamation told of the fair’s rich tradition in Weld County and also encouraged all residents to attend the fair today through July 30 at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley.

“The county fair is really important to Weld County,” Commissioner Mike Freeman said. “As we’ve seen all along, kids involved in 4-H and FFA become leaders in our county and throughout the state. The fair’s always fun and I’m looking forward to attending.” Continue reading