11-25-15 Inside the BARN with CO State Fair’s New General Manager Sarah Cummings…

CSF in Pueblo logoSarah Cummings CO State Fair General Manager(BARN Media – Briggsdale.CO) November 25, 2015 – On Tuesday, November 24th, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown named Sarah Cummings, of Penngrove, California, as the NEW MANAGER of the Colorado State Fair and she will assume that position on January 19th, 2016. Joining the CO Ag News Network inside the BARN at this time is none other than Sarah Cummings…


The 144th CO State Fair is slated for Aug 26th – Sept 5th of 2016. Learn more online @ www.coloradostatefair.com

Check out some interesting facts about the CO State Fair


11-18-15 Inside the NWSS Catch-a-Calf Program w/Erin Post…Seeking Applicants for 2016!

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Erin Post, CSU Extension Agent - Adams County

Erin Post, CSU Extension Agent – Adams County

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) November 18, 2015 – They come from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming to compete in National Western Stock Show’s longest running program of practical beef cattle management. In just over 70 years, the Catch-A-Calf Contest has awarded nearly 3,000 steers to 4-H members hailing from the western United States.

Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss the NWSS Catch-a-Calf Program is Erin Post, NWSS Catch-a-Calf Co-Superintendent and Adams County Livestock Agent…


NWSS Catch-aCalf Program Signup by Dec 1st 2015


Bill Jackson’s Memorial Service and LIVE Benefit Auction in Greeley on Nov 7th…LIVE WEBCAST

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Bill Jackson’s Memorial Service & LIVE Benefit Auction set for Nov 7th

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) October 30, 2015 – Agriculture lost a true friend recently, CO Ag Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Jackson, who was a long-time reporter for the Greeley Tribune and the Fence Post.

Bill Jackson’s memorial service will be held on November 7 @ 1pm in Greeley in the Events Building  *NEW VENUE* at Island Grove Regional Park. Following the memorial service @ approximately 1:45pm, there will be a LIVE Auction of several items.

For more on the memorial service and where the proceeds from the LIVE auction will go, my guest is Weld County Extension Director Keith Maxey…





Learn more about CSU’s Bill Jackson Agricultural Scholarship – CLICK HERE

Learn more about the  Weld County 4-H Foundation – CLICK HERE

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11-02-15 Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration 2017 – New Opportunity!

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Registration opens tomorrow, November 3, 2015 and closes on June 30, 2016. Space is limited so get your delegation registered today.

The National 4-H is pleased to announce the creation of the first Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration. Next November, the nation will elect the 45th President of the United States. Where will you be in January 2017 for the presidential inauguration?

Citizenship Washington Focus has a rich history of teaching high school age 4-H’ers citizenship and leadership in our nation’s capital. For more than 50 years, thousands of students have experienced the life-changing power of 4-H CWF. This has happened with the support of our nation’s land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension System, 4-H professionals, parents, volunteers and our federal partners at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture within the United States Department of Agriculture.

New in 2017 – we are excited to extend the program to the Executive Branch of the federal government and let students experience Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration will take place on January 17-21, 2017. Delegations will experience Inauguration Day, a behind the scenes look at the nation’s capital, educational programs and experience their own Inauguration Ball.

Registration opens tomorrow, November 3, 2015 and closes on June 30, 2016. Space is limited so get your delegation registered today.

For further information please visit www.4HCWF.org.

We hope you are able to join us at National 4-H Conference Center for this wonderful opportunity.

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Celebrate National 4-H Week October 4-10…



Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct 4-10!

Celebrate the impact 4-H youth are making in their lives and their communities during National 4-H Week, and this year’s theme is “4-H Grows Here”. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization; we empower more than six million young people across the U.S. National 4-H Week is October 4 – 10, 2015. 

Learn more about National 4-H Week & the National 4-H – CLICK HERE



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The Colorado 4-H Dairy Judging Team was among 13 state 4-H teams competing for top honors at the All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest held September 14th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In all, 52 4-H members competed in this event. Members on the Colorado team were: Jacob Hirsch IV, Eaton; Brianna McBride, Severance; Wade Hofmeister, Fort Morgan; and Bryanna Andersen, Mead. The team was coached by Keith Maxey, Weld County Extension Agent, Greeley, and Debbie Carpio, Kersey. Continue reading

09-17-15 Inside the CDA w/Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Chris Wiseman: CSF Recap and More…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale,CO) September 17th, 2015 – Chris Wiseman,  Deputy Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture joins the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss several topics…

To listen to the interview, click the audio mp3 link below….



09-14-15 Learn more about the America’s Farmers Grows Communities Program from Monsanto’s Angela Allen…


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Monsanto Customer Advocacy Manager Angie Allen

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) September 14th, 2015 – What could your community do with $2,500? 

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is launching its fifth annual campaign to support rural communities, and local 4-H clubs and FFA programs are two of the largest beneficiaries of the program. Since its inception in 2010, Grow Communities has invested more than $16 million, supporting over 6,000 nonprofit organizations.

Inside the BARN to discuss this in more detail is Angela Allen, Monsanto customer advocacy manager

Topics covered within the interview include:

– America’s Farmers Grow Communities Background
– Monsanto Fund History
– AFGC Impacts to the US & to Colorado
– The America Farmers Grow Communities nomination deadline is November 30th

To listen to the interview with Angie Allen, Monsanto’s Customer Advocacy Outreach Manager, click the audio mp3 link below…


To learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund – CLICK HERE 

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. These programs, supported by the Monsanto Fund, have awarded over $19 million to rural communities since 2010. Connect with America’s Farmers on Facebook or @AmericasFarmers on Twitter. Join the #GrowCommunities conversation today. Don’t forget, the America Farmers Grow Communities nomination deadline is November 30!

09-09-15 US Ag Centers’ YouTube channel ready for National Farm Safety Week, Sept. 20-26…

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The 10 U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are uniquely positioned to promote safety solutions during National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 20-26), and year round.

The centers have pooled their expertise on a YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/USagCenters, featuring 80 videos. The videos can be used by Extension agents, agricultural science teachers, producers, first responders, families and others interested in agricultural safety best-practices. Continue reading

09-01-15 Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth…

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PUEBLO, Colo. – The annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2015 sale accumulated approximately $531,300.00 from the state’s most dedicated bidders. Last year’s sale totaled $481,200. This year has set the record sale for Grand Champion Market beef at $60,000. 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.

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08-27-15 2016 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus registrations are now open!

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2016 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus registrations are now open!

With summer 2015 officially a wrap we are pleased to announce the opening of registration for 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus 2016!  We are expecting strong attendance in 2016 and the early weeks are already filling up – it’s never too early to secure your delegation’s space!

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

CWF is a program for 4-H’ers entering grades 10-12 that takes place at the National 4-H Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.

  • Week 1: June 5-11– SOLD OUT
  • Week 2: June 12-18
  • Week 3: June 19-25
  • Week 4: June 26- July 2
  • Week 5: July 3- 9
  • Week 6: July 10-16
  • Week 7: July 17-23

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08-19-15 Monsanto: America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Awarding $10K Grants to Lone Star & Walsh Schools…


Two Colorado school districts, Lone Star & Walsh, will receive $10,000 Grants…

BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO (August 19th, 2015) – Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education continues to be a priority for U.S. school districts. Investing now is vitally important, as the fastest-growing occupations require STEM proficiency.

Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN by telephone is Heather Wolfe, Customer Advocacy Manager with Monsanto’s America’s Grow Rural Education Program


Starting January 1, 2016, farmers can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant.

For more information about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program and to view the official rules, a list of eligible states, counties and CRDs, visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

08-18-15 CSF News: The King is Calling for Bakers…

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The King is Calling for Bakers
PUEBLO, Colo. – King Arthur Flour invites you to compete in their “Yeast Roll Baking Contest” at the Colorado State Fair. The entry fee is only $5 with the top adult winning $75 and the top youth (14 and under) winning $50.
Bake your rolls from scratch using any type of King Arthur Flour. Any type or shape of yeast roll is welcome and each participant must present at least six rolls in any container of your choice. Creativity is strongly encouraged. This competition is for home bakers. No professional bakers allowed.
The contest will be held on September 3, 2015; registration is now open with an entry deadline of September 1, 2015. For contest details, official rules, and a list of other special contests, contact the Colorado State Fair general entry office at 719-404-2080 or visit http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/events/competitive-events/231. Continue reading

08-14-15 *CSU Ext SEA News* Wheat Trial Results Available…

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(Burlington, Colo.) Colorado State University (CSU) Extension wheat trial results are now available.  The CSU Wheat Testing Team has established on-farm dryland wheat testing sites at 24 locations throughout Eastern Colorado, stretching from Weld County to Baca County.  Six wheat varieties were selected for testing during the 2014-15 season which included:  Denali, Byrd, Sunshine (white), Snowmass (white), Brawl Cl Plus (Clearfield), and Grainfield (Westbred).  These on-farm tests included growing conditions at all levels and involved a host of volunteers for planting, managing and harvesting.  Wheat trials were planted and harvested with producer’s equipment with some treatments measuring 30 feet wide by 2400 feet long.Wheat Trial Results Continue reading

08-14-15 *CSU Ext SEA News* Prowers County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Fund Drive Success…

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Prowers County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Fund Drive Success

By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties

Southeast Area—The Prowers County 4-H Foundation kicked off the inaugural college scholarship fund drive this year and is pleased to announce the winners are Alicia Downing, Cody Duvall, Tracy Massar, and Gail Harvey. These individuals bought a chance in an effort to help build the Prowers County 4-H Foundation scholarship fund. Foundation has been awarding graduating seniors scholarships for over ten years and is hoping to increase funding opportunities to include low interest loan options. Continue reading