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
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
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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
CSU Extension Offers Energy Kits for Schools, Homes, and Others
GREELEY, COLORADO. Teaching energy in schools is required by state standards, but
teachers don’t always have access to materials to make lessons hands-on and engaging.
Residents can benefit from identifying energy inefficiencies in the home and taking action to save energy and money. Youth and adults alike often don’t understand how energy works. To address these issues, Colorado State University Extension offices have now been equipped with One-Stop-Shop energy kits for use by a variety of community members. Continue reading
TENTATIVE LIVESTREAM WEBCAST SCHEDULE – courtesy of The BARN
*depending upon internet connectivity
FRIDAY, September 1, 2017
- 9:00 am Jr. Dairy Cattle Showmanship (LP)
- 11:00 am Open and Jr. Dairy Heifer Show – (LP)
SATURDAY, September 2, 2017
- 9:00 am Open and Jr Dairy Cow Show – Cow (LP)
SUNDAY, September 3, 2017
- 9:00 am Texas Longhorn Cattle Show #1 (LP)
- 2:00 pm Prospect Steer, Heifer and NWSS Catch-A-Calf Shows (LP)
MONDAY, September 4, 2017 – LABOR DAY
- 9:00 am Texas Longhorn Show #2
CLICK HERE to watch all the archives from the 2017 CSF Jr Mkt Livestock Shows, Showmanships, Championship Drives & the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale
54th Annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth
Over $10 Million Raised for Ag Youth in 36 Years
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 54thColorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale
at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2017 sale accumulated approximately $502,525 from generous buyers supporting the state’s agricultural youth.
“For over 50 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has been the preeminent event for Colorado’s 4-H and FFA youth and this sale is a reflection of their hard work,” said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. “We would like to thank and recognize the generous bidders who make this experience possible for Colorado’s agricultural youth. Without their patronage the sale could not be as successful as it has become.”
RMFU: CALL TO CONVENTION
Pursuant to our by-laws provisions, you are hereby notified that the 109th annual convention of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America, Rocky Mountain Division, will be held November 17 and 18, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, Colorado, for the purpose of electing one office, Vice President, and two members to the Board of Directors from districts V and VI, and to transact the annual business of the organization. Continue reading
Take Me (And You) Out To The Ball Game
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Day at the Colorado Rockies is set for 6:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The Rockies will be facing off the L.A. Dodgers. We have great seats lined up and will be in the perfect spot to watch fireworks after the game. Tickets are $20, of which $2 goes back to the RMFU Foundation. Good deal all the way around. To reserve your ticket today, contact Barb Marty at ABMARTY@msn.com
RMFU member A. J. Carrillo is hosting an exciting two day Restoration Agriculture workshop led by Mark Shepard this October 7-8 at Deer Tree Farm & Agroforest, with a welcome BBQ and tour of Cedar Springs Farm on Friday, Oct. 6, all right here in Hotchkiss, CO. RMFU members will receive a discount on the registration fee.
Whether you are interested in growing tree crops, annual produce, pasture, livestock, specialty crops or even gourmet mushrooms, Mark Shepard will be sharing cutting edge techniques and methods that will benefit your farm as well as your bottom line. Come learn from this world-renowned expert about watershed management, perennial polycultures, agroforestry, nursery production and farm business management.
Also, you will get hands-on experience designing a water management system by learning how to use a laser level to mark the master or “key” line from which to install a vital agroforestry system.
Click here to sign up today:
http://bit.ly/radworkshopdeertreefarm Continue reading
RMFU President Dale McCall and Tumaramarie Steinbach, president of the Pueblo-Freemont-Custer Farmers Union are offering insights on the economics of agriculture.
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:
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:
Weld County Junior Livestock Sale Preliminary Results*
*does not include add-ons – final tally out later this week
CLICK HERE to watch The 2017 WCF JLS Online LIVE @ 3pm on July 31, 2017
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.
Instructions and Guidelines: Continue reading
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! firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 347-5836
Sponsored by the Colorado Pork Producers Council!
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