(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) February 1, 2016 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with Bill Midcap, RMFU’s Director of External Affairs discussing several topics including:
- CO Legislative Watch
- CO Legislative Drive-In Feb 22nd
- Thoughts regarding EPA’s Clean Power Plan
- & More
Listen to the interview with RMFU’s Bill Midcap…
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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016/National FFA Organization) – For more than 72 years, John Deere has worked hand in hand with the National FFA Organization to ensure the future of agriculture and agricultural education. Through their generous donations, John Deere has worked with FFA to provide FFA members the opportunity to grow into leaders, build their communities and strengthen agriculture.
2016 will be no exception. John Deere has pledged to donate one million dollars annually over the next five years to help FFA continue its strides in creating future leaders. Continue reading
DENVER, CO – Colorado Simmental Association recognized three families during the National Western Stock Show breed shows, sales and events Jan. 16-21.
Curtis & Susan Russell were surprised Jan. 18 with a numbered print of CJ Brown’s “Sires of the Simmental Breed” painting in recognition of being named a Colorado Simmental Honorary Lifetime Member. The Sugar City couple are the eighth recipient of this honor by the association, which was founded in 1970. The Russell’s were also honored by the Colorado Cattleman’s Association on Jan. 19 as the Seedstock Producer of the Year during National Western activities. Continue reading
Denver, Colo. –The 2016 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions sets a Stock Show record with the top eight champion animals posting total sales of $412,000. The standing room only crowd hollered as the Grand Champion Steer sold for $117,000, the second highest bid in Stock Show history. The small animals were no small feat either. The auction started with a bang when the Grand Champion Lamb sold for $50,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $10,000. The Grand Champion Goat sold for a record-breaking $40,000, more than doubling last year’s bid of $16,000.
The money invested supports the junior exhibitors that raised the animal as they plan for their agricultural future and college educations. In addition, a portion of the proceeds support the National Western Scholarship Trust, which funds scholarships in agriculture and rural medicine at colleges throughout Colorado and Wyoming. This year 80 students received funds to aid their education.
The top six Junior Livestock animals were auctioned off live on 9News at 6:30pm. The results of the eight champions are listed below: Continue reading
NWSS is considered the Super Bowl of Livestock Shows
as one of the World’s Largest Cattle Shows!
The National Western Stock Show hosts nearly 20 breeds of cattle during its 16-day run.
Visitors are able to view traditional competition among exhibitors of breeding animals ultimately used for seedstock in agricultural production (beef cattle, sheep and goats). National Western also offers competition among exhibitors of animals used primarily for recreation or companionship (llamas, alpacas, poultry and dogs). Viewing these events is all part of the Stock Show experience and can be done with a grounds admission ticket.
Youth involvement is one of the highlights of the livestock shows. Young exhibitors from across the nation participate in our competitive arenas for prize monies, national recognition for their achievements and a chance at college scholarships.
Can’t make it down in person, then WATCH the LIVE & ARCHIVED WEBCASTS of the 110th NWSS Online – CLICK HERE to learn more
Members participated in the 2016 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, as an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization for past and present state FFA officers. The experience allows FFA members to experience foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable of the global marketplace. Continue reading
Denver, CO. – The National Western Stock Show announced 421,872 guests have visited the 110 year-old Colorado tradition since the doors opened over a week ago on January 9th. To date, that is an increase of 2,215 guests over last year. “We are excited about the number of fans that have come out to enjoy this historic event so far,” said Paul Andrews, National Western Stock Show President & CEO. “We realize folks have many ways to spend their free time, and we appreciate that they choose to enjoy that time with us.” Continue reading
The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Platte Valley FFA Chapter in Kersey, Colo., which will help those students add GPS-controlled, variable-rate sprinkler nozzles to the chapter’s research field. Continue reading
Technology, labor issues and changing rural demographics among the many topics to be discussed
There’s no shortage of issues discussed among the public, media, lawmakers and industry when it comes to food production, and the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture will take on many of these critical topics, all while examining the future of ag in the Centennial State. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization announced today that W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, will retire effective June 30, 2016. Armstrong shared his plans with the National FFA Board of Directors and the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees, saying the time was right to transition the leadership of FFA and for him to spend quality time with his family, friends, volunteer opportunities and personal pursuits.
Armstrong joined the National FFA Organization in 2009 as its chief operating officer and was later named chief executive officer. In 2014, he was also named chief executive officer for the National FFA Foundation and currently serves both organizations in a joint appointment. Continue reading
The St. Vrain Chapter of the Colorado Young Farmers is inviting you to a collaboration with the CVATA (Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association)! The 2016 State Institute will be held January 28, 29, 30 in conjunction with the CVATA winter conference at the Hotel Eleganté in Colorado Springs.
This is going to be one for the record books! Continue reading
Greeley, CO – December 18, 2015 *UPDATED* –The 2016 Colorado Farm Show will award twelve graduating high school seniors and two college freshmen students a total of $27,000 to help with their higher education goals. Two $4000.00 renewable Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarships, six $2000.00 Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarships, two $1500.00 Colorado Farm Show Secondary Scholarships, two $1000.00 Carl Luther Memorial Vo-Tech Scholarships, and two $1000.00 Colorado Farm Show Friend of the Show Scholarships will be awarded on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at a banquet held in the recipients’ honor at the Events Center at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO. This brings the total scholarship dollars awarded by the Colorado Farm Show to Colorado young adults pursuing careers in Agriculture to $163,000.
Colorado Auctioneers Foundation Scholarship Award Eligibility Requirements 2015
The Colorado Auctioneer’s Foundation (CAF) will award scholarship(s) in 2016. The object of these scholarships is to assist the recipients in getting a post secondary education. One of the scholarships may go to a graduating senior who is entering a vocational or technical school.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Nov. 30, 2015/National FFA Organization) –The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation have joined #GivingTuesday − a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. Continue reading
(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