08-21-17 Free Entertainment at the 2017 Colorado State Fair

Free Entertainment at the 2017 Colorado State Fair

PUEBLO, Colo. –The Colorado State Fair kicks off on August 25th and with the price of admission, a wide variety of events are sure to please every fairgoer without any additional cost… more free to see!
Free opportunities include:

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08-10-17 Money Saving Deals & Discounts Every Day at the 2017 CO State Fair

Money Saving Deals & Discounts Every Day at the 2017 CO State Fair

PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2017 Colorado State Fair is offering money-saving discounts every day to help the Fair fit within the family budget.
“Tickets to most Colorado State Fair events include gate admission if purchased prior to August 24th which includes access to our many free attractions,” said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. “Plus, we offer a wide variety of daily deals and discounts to give fair-goers even more value for their dollar.”
The 2017 Colorado State Fair offers these special deals and discounts:

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08-03-17 The 2017 Weld County Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale FINAL RESULTS: $743,280.70!!!

Weld County Junior Livestock Sale

FINAL TALLY $743,280.70

 Just in case you missed the 2017 WCF-JLS, you can watch the sale webcast archive  online courtesy of The BARN by visiting https://livestream.com/BarnMedia/WCFJLS2017/statuses/new

CLICK HERE to watch The 2017 WCF JLS Online LIVE @ 3pm on July 31, 2017

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 WCF-JLS Sale Order



08-02-17 The 2017 Weld County Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale PRELIMINARY RESULTS: $588,850*

Weld County Junior Livestock Sale Preliminary Results*

*does not include add-ons – final tally out later this week
Just in case you missed the 2017 WCF-JLS, you can watch the sale webcast archive  online courtesy of The BARN by visiting https://livestream.com/BarnMedia/WCFJLS2017/statuses/new

CLICK HERE to watch The 2017 WCF JLS Online LIVE @ 3pm on July 31, 2017

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 WCF-JLS Sale Order



07-21-17 WDA News: Weld County 4-H/FFA Dairy Replacement Heifer Sale

Weld County 4-H/FFA Dairy Replacement Heifer Sale

Please see the following announcement from Keith Maxey, Director/Livestock Agent, Colorado State University Extension, Weld County.

Please join us for the annual Weld County 4-H/FFA Dairy Replacement Heifer sale on Thursday, July 27, at 1:00 p.m. at Island Grove Park, in Greeley. The sale is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a young person and to be recognized for your support. 12-14 heifers will be sold. All heifers will have pregnancy confirmed prior to the sale. Continue reading


6th Annual Pedal The Plains Poster Art Challenge

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour, presented by Viaero Wireless, is calling all artists to be a part of the 6th annual Poster Art Challenge! We’re looking for one artistic poster to represent the 2017 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. The winning poster will be sold at the event.

The contest winner will receive a bike donated from Trips for Kids, a framed poster courtesy of Frame de Art and recognition of their poster across all Pedal The Plains social media networks and website. A portion of the proceeds for every poster sold will be donated to the winner’s charity of choice.

Contestants may submit their artwork through August 10th. All entries will be posted to Facebook and voting will take place August 11st – 18th. Friends and family may vote for posters by “liking” the creative on the PTP Facebook page. The final poster will be chosen based on the number of “likes” received and a panel of judges. The winner will be contacted between August 21st – 23rd and announced on the 24th through our social media networks. Artists may submit up to three poster entries.

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07-03-17 CPPC hosting 2017 Pork Academy in Brush on July 8th

Brush, CO, July 3, 2017– The Pork Academy will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. The goal is to teach as many young hog producers as possible the importance of not only raising a project they are proud to take to the county fair, but also how to produce a safe wholesome product. We will have speakers to interact with attendees on subjects such as; nutrition, meat sciences, “Agvocacy”, and showmanship. These speakers come from various backgrounds within the pork industry, from judging to teaching at Universities and raising pigs themselves.

R.S.V.P. for your spot today! tstrachan@copork.org or (720) 347-5836
Sponsored by the Colorado Pork Producers Council!

07-05-17 National 4-H Council and CME Group Celebrate 5th Year of Partnership, Commodity Carnival Arrives in 120 State and County Fairs

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National 4-H Council and CME Group Celebrate Fifth Year of Partnership, Commodity Carnival Arrives in 120 State and County Fairs

CHICAGO and CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and National 4-H Council mark five years of their popular and award-winning fair experience, Commodity Carnival, this summer. The interactive experience will visit 120 state and county fairs across nine states, teaching fair-going families the fundamentals of risk management in agriculture, and will also continue to be accessible beyond the fairgrounds through the mobile companion app, Risk Ranch.

“CME Group’s roots are in agriculture, and we are pleased to once again provide this program to help the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders throughout the United States,” said CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy. “The agriculture and food science workforce is expected to grow five percent by 2024, and Commodity Carnival is a fun, educational way we can help students to better understand the concept of managing risk from a young age.”

“Empowering youth today and creating opportunities for them tomorrow is our key objective,” said National 4-H Council’s President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo. “Both the Commodity Carnival and Risk Ranch have helped students learn not only about the risk inherent in bringing a product to market, but also developed their skills for problem solving, communication and technical competence – essentials for positive youth development that transcend even beyond the agricultural field.” Continue reading

06-27-17 Inside the BARN with CO State Fair General Manager Sarah Cummings…

CSF in Pueblo logo(BARN Media – Briggsdale.CO) June 27, 2017 – This week the entertainment lineup was announced for the 145th 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…


Pre-Sale begins Friday, June 30 at 10am

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Pre-Sale ends at 11:55pm on Friday, June 30

The internet presale begins June 30th at 10am. Fair fans can join the Fan Club for a special pre-sale code by visiting www.coloradostatefair.com and click on “Join the Fan Club.” Tickets officially go on sale on July 1st at 10am and can be purchased by visiting https://www.altitudetickets.com/events/venue/colorado-state-fair, by calling 866-461-6556, or visiting the Colorado State Fairgrounds. You can also like the CO State Fair on Facebook for up-to-date information and CSF activities. The 145th Colorado State Fair runs August 25 – September 4, 2017, in Pueblo, CO.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com. Continue reading

06-26-17 Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines help kids do the job safely

Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines help kids do the job safely

LOGAN, Utah — A coalition of farm and ranch parents, and high-profile agricultural organizations, has released a set of Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines to assist parents and others in assigning appropriate tasks for youth who live or work on farms and ranches.

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety made the announcement on opening day of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) annual conference. The first 20 in a set of 50 guidelines were released.

Since 2001, there has been a steady decline in the number of non-fatal injuries to farm youth. Despite this, every 3 days in the United States, a youth dies in an agricultural incident. For youth younger than 16 working in agriculture, the number of fatal injuries is consistently higher than all other industries combined.

“Too many of these injuries and deaths are associated with children performing agricultural work that does not match their development level/abilities,” said Marsha Salzwedel, project leader and youth agricultural safety specialist at the National Children’s Center. “These voluntary guidelines help parents and supervisors determine if a youth is able to safely perform various farm tasks.” Continue reading

06-26-17 First Round of Concerts Announced for the 2017 Colorado State Fair

First Round of Concerts Announced for the 2017 Colorado State Fair

Internet Pre-Sale Available June 30 at 10am / On Sale Begins July 1 at 10am

PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2017 Colorado State Fair’s Southwest Motors Events Center series includes a diverse, star-studded lineup. The stage spotlights will be shining on a variety of shows including country, classic rock, legendary musicians and up-and-coming superstars.
“Our entertainment lineup is diverse and exciting with a budget-friendly price tag. Tickets purchased prior to August 24th include Fair admission, giving fans the opportunity to arrive early and enjoy a full day at the Fair with no additional cost,” said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. “We will also be announcing the entertainment series for the Budweiser Rodeo Arena which will include an exciting lineup of rodeo, derbies, and monster trucks.”
Southwest Motors Events Center Lineup
Aug. 25           Gabriel Iglesias
Aug. 31           Gary Allan
Sept. 1             ZZ Top
Sept. 2             Skillet
Sept. 3             Hunter Hayes

Pre-Sale begins Friday, June 30 at 10am

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Pre-Sale ends at 11:55pm on Friday, June 30

05-19-17 WSSA Announces Officers to the Board of Directors and Seven New Trustees

Western Stock Show Association Announces Officers to the Board of Directors and Seven New Trustees 

Denver, CO.   –  During the Annual Meeting of the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) today, the membership elected officers to serve on the Board of Directors as well as new Trustees to serve the Association.

Voted to serve as officers on the Board of the WSSA included Chairman of the Board, Pat Grant, and Vice Chairman of the Board, Doug Jones.  Pat Grant has served as Chairman for the past year.   Doug Jones is in his first year as Vice Chairman.   Sue Anschutz-Rodgers will serve as 1st Vice President, George G. “Buck” Hutchison 2nd Vice President, Secretary Mark Gustafson and Treasurer Terrance Carroll.  Pete Coors continues to be Chairman of the Capital Campaign, which is raising funds to be donated by the Association to the National Western Center for completion of the project.   Members of the Board of Directors include Justin Cumming, Don Elliman, Brooke Fox, Dr. Tony Frank, Gail Klapper, Guy McEndaffer, Barth Whitham, Ron Williams and President & CEO, Paul Andrews.

Paul Andrews stated, “In my seventh year as President and CEO of the WSSA, I am so blessed to have, what I consider to be, one of the most established and well-rounded Board of Directors in Colorado” said Andrews.  “As we look to the future, this group of leaders will enable us to climb to new heights and secure the future of the National Western Stock Show for generations to come.”

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05-18-17 NWSS CAC News: Meet The Kids and Calves of 2018

Meet The Kids and Calves of 2018

The NWSS Catch-A-Calf Program is Underway
Our 2018 Catch-A-Calf participants have been matched with their new projects for the upcoming year. They’ve headed home with their Hereford steers from the XIT Ranch in Plains, Kan., to prep for their big debut at next year’s National Western Stock Show.
The Catch-A-Calf kids are responsible for breaking, feeding and raising these calves for almost nine months. At NWSS 2018, they turn in a record book, give a speech on their experience, and complete an interview. After showing in showmanship and live evaluation, points are tabulated to determine the Grand and Reserve Grand steers, which will sell in the coveted Jr. Livestock Auction.
We had 55 kids apply for 40 spots in this year’s program. The final contestants include 23 kids from Colorado, 9 in Wyoming, 6 in Nebraska and 2 from Kansas. Best of luck to all throughout the coming year!

05-10-17 Octane Press: New Ag Literacy Tool for Young Children

New Children’s Book, Busy on the Farm Serves as  Ag Literacy Tool

Sixth in the Casey & Friends Series featuring Woman Farmer and STEM Aspects of Production Agriculture

AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 10, 2017) – Busy on the Farm: with Casey & Friends, the sixth in a series of books for children ages four through eight, is a fun and entertaining yet educational story about caring for livestock. It helps children understand the connection between agriculture and food production, highlighting the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) used every day in farming. With its entertaining and whimsical cartoon characters and educational content, Busy on the Farmcan help both farm and non-farm children learn about modern agriculture.

“Science and technology are at the heart of today’s agriculture,” says Holly Dufek, author of the Casey & Friends series. “Including STEM aspects of agriculture was a natural fit, and the book exposes young children to agriculture and science with the hope of exciting them about both.”

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05-04-17 Celebrate DENVER at the 2017 Denver County Fair July 21-23


Celebrate DENVER at the Denver County Fair, July 21-23, 2017

(Denver, Colo.) – The Denver County Fair is back and under new ownership. The Western Stock Show Association purchased the fair in February 2017 and is committed to continuing the unique event while adding some features as only National Western can do.

The urban county fair offers affordable family fun while showcasing Denver’s unique character and culture.  Bring the family and enjoy the largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides, pony rides, camel rides and unicorn rides.  The indoor/outdoor fair will include over 12 unique pavilions, 6 stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, a ukulele contest, live contests that test your know-how and hot dog, pie and bug-eating contests. Continue reading