09-21-18 Watch the 2018 Blue Jacket Society Ceremony on Livestream Sep 22nd from ARDEC!

CLICK HERE to watch LIVE or the Archive

The Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado State University Ag Education Program will be honoring Blue Jacket Society Members, Center for Agricultural Education Donors and Supporters of Agricultural Education this Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8am at the CSU CoBank Center for Agricultural Education. 

If you can’t be there in person watch the LIVESTREAM webcast or archive online @ https://livestream.com/BarnMedia/BlueJacketSociety2018

View the OFFICIAL Program

09-19-18 FFA Range Judging and Plant Identification Event Held in New Raymer

FFA range judging places the students in the field to make real-life judgments about the past grazing management and best management practices to recommend for range improvement. Courtesy of Emmet Jordan

FFA Range Judging and Plant Identification Event Held in New Raymer

Written and submitted by: Ben Berlinger, Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management Youth Activities Chair

The Northeast Colorado Regional FFA Range Judging and Plant Identification Career Development Exercise (CDE) was held on September 17 at the Prairie School near New Raymer. The event was hosted by the Prairie FFA Chapter. Sixty-three students participated in the event representing nine FFA chapters. These included Prairie, Holyoke, Revere/Sedgwick, Weld Central, Akron, Idalia, Peetz, Wiggins, and Yuma FFA Chapters. Sponsors for this youth educational event included the West Greeley Conservation District, the Colorado State Land Board, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Their funding supports the purchasing of awards, ribbons, and plaques, and providing refreshments and lunch for the students and their Ag teachers.

The team results were as follows: Gold went to the Prairie FFA Chapter, Silver was awarded to the Holyoke FFA Chapter, and Bronze was awarded to the Akron FFA Chapter. Gold, silver, and bronze ribbons were presented to the top scoring individuals.

Walter Jordan, Prairie FFA, receives his award from the CO Section SRM for high score on the site judging and plant identification. Presenting were (l-r) Josh Saunders, Past President, and Ben Berlinger, Youth Activities Chair. Courtesy of Emmet Jordan

The Colorado Section Society for Range Management (CSSRM) presented plaques at the award ceremony. CSSRM recognizes high scoring individuals for combined scores on site judging and plant identification, as well as the high individual score on the plant identification. Walter Jordan, Prairie FFA, was honored with the high score for combined site judging and plant identification. Trent Huffman, Holyoke FFA, received high score on plant identification.

Trent Huffman, Holyoke FFA, receives his CO Section SRM award for achieving the high score on plant identification. Courtesy of Emmet Jordan

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09-18-18 Want to know more about Pasture and Range Management for Your Operation? Order a copy of Ben Berlinger’s Book…

Range And Pasture Management

By Ben Berlinger

Want to know more about Pasture and Range Management for Your Operation? Order a copy of Ben Berlinger’s Book…compiled and put together by Emmet Jordan, Jordan Cattle Company of Briggsdale.

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A source unit for Colorado FFA instructors preparing for the range judging career development exercise.
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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

07-25-18 Inside the BARN and FarmCast Radio with Colorado State Fair’s New General Manager Scott Stoller…

Inside the BARN and FarmCast Radio with Colorado State Fair’s New General Manager Scott Stoller

Scott Stoller, General Manager CO State Fair

BRIGGSDALE, CO – The 146th CO State Fair is fast approaching, its Aug 24 – Labor Day in Pueblo, CO and joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio inside the BARN to discuss the annual agriculture extravaganza in more detail is the NEW General Manager of the Colorado State Fair Scott Stoller

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The Colorado State Fair runs August 24 – September 3, 2018.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.coloradostatefair.com.

07-20-18 Weld County Fair’s Centennial Celebration 1918-2018

WELCOME TO THE WELD COUNTY FAIR

“Celebrating 100 Years of Fun in 2018”

JULY 25TH-30TH

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Weld County Fair proudly presented by the Oil & Natural Gas Industry! The Weld County Fair is an annual free event held the last week in July. Our fair is open to the public and boasts a variety of displays and contests. The fair gives the youth and adults of Weld County an opportunity to exhibit their skills in a wide variety of areas including agriculture, livestock, natural resources, engineering, consumer and family, fine arts, horticulture and family living.

DOWNLOAD OUR 2018 SCHEDULE

Learn more about the 2018 Weld County Fair July 25 – 30th by visiting http://www.weldcountyfair.com/

07-23-18 Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn…

Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn…
Taste of Elegance Recap, Ag Hall of Fame Nominations, Blue Jacket Society, CoBank Center for Agriculture Education, CO State Fair Foundation and more…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – July 23, 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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07-18-18 CO FFA Foundation: Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame seeking nominations

CO FFA Foundation: Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame seeking nominations

The Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be February 27, 2019.  The induction ceremony celebrates commitment to agriculture of those nominated and selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

If you know someone who has played an outstanding role in keeping Colorado‘s agriculture industry and its allied businesses among the best in the nation—now is the time to nominate them for induction to the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. This award is Colorado’s only state-wide award recognizing outstanding individuals from all facets of agriculture for their lifetime achievement. Nominations are due August 31, 2018 to the Colorado FFA Foundation office.

Applications are available from the Colorado FFA Foundation and may be requested by calling 719-829-4483 or by downloading from the Foundation website, www.coloradoffafoundation.org (scroll to the bottom of the home page). Continue reading

07-12-18 Spring Creek Fire Update w/CSU Extension’s Carl Beeman: Support & Relief Efforts For Affected Ag Producers…

Spring Creek Fire Update w/CSU Extension’s Carl Beeman: Support & Relief Efforts For Affected Ag Producers…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – JULY 12, 2018 – There are several wildfires thaat continue to burn herein Colorado and none larger than that of the Spring Creek Fire in the southern part of the state. Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio inside The BARN is Carl E Beeman, CSU Extension, Huerfano County, who also serves as the Spring Creek Fire large animal evacuation coordinator discussing several issues including:

  • Spring Fire Recap & Update
  • Damage to Structures – livestock – summer grazing – forestland
  • Prognosis for being controlled and put out?
  • Spring Creek Fire Relief Efforts – Hay etc – Challenges/Concerns
  • How YOU can help
  • Final thoughts

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Make plans to attend the 3rd Annual Partners of Youth in Ag Golf Tournament in Pueblo, CO on August 24th

For registration and sponsorship information visit http://files.constantcontact.com/cfdee20a601/39abbfd5-1710-4eb3-aafc-257e0dc7de1c.pdf

And for even more information visit – http://www.coloradostatefairfoundation.org/golf-tournament.html

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director@coloradostatefairfoundation.org

06-25-18 National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana Announce Cutting-Edge Initiative to Showcase Transformational Innovation

National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana Announce Cutting-Edge Initiative to Showcase Transformational Innovation 

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, June 25, 2018/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana are bringing the convergence of innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to FFA members attending the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo through the inaugural Blue Room. The Blue Room is the kickoff to Blue 365, an initiative that will bring this same innovation into classrooms and impact more than 650,000 members nationwide. FFA student members are the future leaders of the food industry, which is relying on this generation to meet unparalleled challenges to feed a growing world population. Continue reading

06-20-18 National FFA Organization and American Seed Trade Association Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding

National FFA Organization and American Seed Trade Association Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding

Alexandria, VA –June 20, 2018 The National FFA Organization and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding.

The memorandum will align ASTA’s strategic goals and resources with the three-component model of agricultural education, providing teacher curriculum and resources; supervised agricultural experience support and mentors; and leadership and career development.

“This Memorandum of Understanding helps stress the importance of the three-component model – agricultural education, FFA and supervised agricultural experience,” said Mark Poeschl, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization.  “As we move forward in the 21st Century, we know it’s important to provide tools to our members to ensure they become tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture. This memorandum will help us sustain that growth in leadership.”

The memorandum was signed on June 11 during ASTA’s Policy and Leadership Development conference held in Washington, D.C. State FFA Officers from Maryland and Virginia also participated in the conference and shared a presentation regarding the three-component model.

Jerry Flint, with Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, a member of the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board and the incoming 2018-19 ASTA Chair helped drive the memorandum.

“We’re extremely proud to embark on this new partnership with FFA,” said Flint. “This Memorandum of Understanding is an important step in strengthening learning and collaboration opportunities between our two great organizations, as we work to prepare the next generation of leaders in the seed industry, and agriculture at large.” Continue reading