05-31-16 Inside the CO FFA Foundation w/Executive Director Don Thorn: 88th CO FFA State Convention at NJC in Sterling June 7-8-9…



(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) May 31, 2016 –  Joining the BARN to discuss the latest news and events involving the Colorado FFA Foundation is Executive Director Don Thorn discussing the 88th CO FFA State Convention on June 7-8-9 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling…


To learn more about the CO FFA Foundation, please visit, www.coloradoffafoundation.org and to view a complete schedule & to learn more about the 88th CO FFA Convention June 7-8-9 in Sterling @ NJC, please visit www.coloradoffa.org

And if you can’t be there in person, the BARN, in association with the CO FFA Foundation, the CO FFA & Snob Productions, will be providing LIVE & ARCHIVED webcast coverage of ALL the sessions, ALL the interviews & ALL the excitement of the event OnLine @ www.Livestream.com/BarnMedia – Helping you to INTENSIIFY your experience!

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05-25-16 Meet the NEW Livestock Manager at the CO State Fair: Robyn Toft…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) May 25, 2016 – Joining the CO Ag News Network inside the BARN is the new Livestock Manager for the CO State Fair Robyn Toft


Don’t forget Pre-sale event ticks go on sale on the internet June 20 and then they officially go on sale June 22nd!

The 2016 CO State Fair Aug 26 – Sep 5th in Pueblo, CO – it’s YOUR fair…

For tickets and to view a complete schedule, please visit www.coloradostatefair.com

05-11-16 National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation Name Mark Poeschl Chief Executive Officer

National FFA Emblem - REfreshed March 2015Mark Poeschl - National FFA CEOINDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, May 11, 2016/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation announced today that Mark Poeschl of Brookville, Ohio, will become the new chief executive officer of both organizations effective Aug. 1, 2016.

National FFA Advisor and FFA Board of Directors Chair Dr. Steve A. Brown shared the news with agricultural education state leaders and National FFA staff, saying, “Mark’s management and leadership experience will embrace the mission of FFA and enhance our vision to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture. I look forward to working with a visionary leader who will continue developing student success within agricultural education.” Beth Bechdol, chair of the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees, said, “Mark has clearly demonstrated in his professional experiences his abilities to collaborate, innovate, communicate and lead. I am confident he will continue the positive momentum generated by our retiring CEO, Dr. Dwight Armstrong, and ensure even greater success for National FFA and the students we serve.” Continue reading

05-11-16 Inside the BARN with Colorado Corn Communications Director Eric Brown…

Colorado Corn LogoEric Brown - CO Corn Communications Director(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) May 11, 2016 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Colorado Corn’s Communications Director Eric Brown, discussing several topics that important to producers including:

  • CO Legislature Update
  • Corn planting progress in the nation & in Colorado
  • Recent report on Corn demand and projected production numbers
  • Brief recap of CCAC’s recent research and market development investments
  • CO Corn hires Melissa Ralston
  • & More

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


The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee work on behalf of more than 4,000 corn producers through market development, communications, research and technical assistance. See more about the work of both organizations and to see the TRUTHS about Ethanol, please visit www.coloradocorn.com.

05-10-16 Inside the CO and National FFA Alumni Associations with William “Bill” Carlson…

William Carlson Nat FFA Alumni Region 2 Vice-President 2016(National FFA AlumniBARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) May 10, 2016 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is National FFA Alumni Region II Vice-President William “Bill” Carlson, who also serves a Treasurer of the Colorado FFA Alumni Association as well. Carlson covers several topics including


To contact Bill Carlson, National FFA Alumni Region II Vice-President / Colorado FFA Alumni Treasurer, send an email to: wcarlson06@gmail.com or call (970) 778-2574.

To learn more about the National FFA Alumni – CLICK HERE

To learn more about the Colorado FFA Alumni – CLICK HERE

05-06-16 RMFU: Equally important, will you encourage anyone from your area to become a happy camper?…

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 Equally important, will you encourage anyone from your area to become a happy camper?

Parents who want their kids to attend an affordable and meaningful summer camp are invited to check out the education programs offered by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. And, no, campers are not going to be driving tractors or wrestling steers.

“There are many places you can send your child for a great camping experience. Our smaller size and breathtaking mountain setting makes RMFU camp a natural choice. We offer a unique environment where kids have the opportunity to be themselves,” says Jennifer Luitjens Bahr, director of education for the RMFU. Continue reading

05-06-16 National FFA Organization Awards More Than $2.6 million in Scholarships!

National FFA Emblem - REfreshed March 2015National FFA Organization Awards More Than $2.6 million in Scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 6, 2016/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization and Foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 1,791 recipients. This was made possible thanks to the generosity of 116 sponsors.

More than 8,300 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards. Approximately one in every five students who applied was awarded a scholarship. The scholarships were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs. The average recipient had a GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and were in the top 16 percent of their class.

This year marks the 32nd year for the scholarship program, which began in 1984 with 16 scholarships offered. Since then, more than $44 million has been awarded in scholarship funds through the National FFA Organization.

The selection process takes into account the whole student, including FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills and academics.

A list of recipients is available on the scholarship results page on FFA.org. Recipients are listed first by the state in which their high school is located then alphabetically by student last name. To see an illustrative overview of the 2016 recipients, visit https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/awards_2016_scholarship_infographic.pdf. Continue reading

05-03-16 Inside the BARN with CO State Fair General Manager Sarah Cummings…

CSF in Pueblo logoSarah Cummings CO State Fair General Manager(BARN Media – Briggsdale.CO) May 3, 2016 – This week the entertainment lineup was announced for the 144th 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…


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


05-03-16 Results from the 2016 CO FFA State Career Development Contests @ CSU…


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04-29-16 Inside Weld County Extension with Director Keith Maxey…

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Weld County Director CSU Ext Keith Maxey

Keith Maxey, Director/Livestock Agent, Colorado State University Extension, Weld County

(Barn Media – Briggsdale, CO) April 29, 2016 –  Joining the BARN & the Colorado Ag News Network is Keith Maxey, Director/Livestock Agent, Colorado State University Extension, Weld County, discussing several topics including:


Learn more about the Colorado State University Extension online @ http://www.ext.colostate.edu/

04-26-16 Culver’s to Fund Trips to FFA Convention…

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Culver’s to Fund Trips to FFA Convention

Culver’s Kicks off the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – April 26, 2016 – FFA members across the United States–all 629,367 of them–will have the opportunity to win money toward a trip for their chapter to the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, October 19-22. From celebrations to professional development and educational opportunities, this four-day event gives more than 60,000 students the chance to grow their chapters, their friendships and their own potential. This year, Culver’s hopes to make it possible for even more students to attend the convention by funding three chapters’ trips. Continue reading

04-20-16 National FFA Organization Receives Three-Year Grant of $1.5 Million from Lilly Endowment…

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National FFA Organization Receives Three-Year Grant of $1.5 Million from Lilly Endowment

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 20, 2016/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Funding through the grant will support delivery of the National FFA Organization’s mission and vision through the annual National FFA Convention & Expo, which returns to Indianapolis this fall and will continue through 2024.
The National FFA Convention & Expo is the premier gathering at which all FFA competitive events and programs are recognized on the national level. With attendance of more than 65,000, the convention and expo is the nation’s largest annual student gathering, bringing together FFA members to learn, explore career opportunities, be inspired to serve and celebrate their accomplishments through agricultural education. Continue reading

04-19-16 Donate $1 to FFA and Receive a Scoop of Culver’s Fresh Frozen Custard…

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Donate $1 to FFA and Receive a Scoop of Culver’s Fresh Frozen Custard

Support Agriculture with “Scoops of Thanks Day”

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – April 12, 2016 – Those interested in supporting local agricultural organizations should stop by Culver’s on Thursday, May 5, 2016, to participate in the second annual Scoops of Thanks Day. In exchange for a $1 donation, guests will receive a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard. Continue reading

04-14-16 Inside the RMFU with Jennifer Luitjens-Bahr: Summer Camps, Scholarships and More…

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Jennifer Luitjens Bahr - RMFU Director of Education

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) April 14, 2015 – 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 RMFU’s Director of Education Jennifer Luitjens-Bahr, discussing several topics including:

Listen to the interview with RMFU’s Jennifer Luitjens Bahr…


Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion


03-16-16 NCGA Disappointed with Senate Vote on Roberts Compromise Food Labeling Legislation…

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NCGA Disappointed with Senate Vote on Roberts Compromise Food Labeling Legislation

 ST. LOUIS (March 16, 2016) — National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling issued the following statement today in response to the Senate’s failure to pass Chairman Pat Roberts’ uniform, national food labeling standard:

 “U.S. corn farmers are disappointed that, despite the clear demonstration of support from nearly 800 groups, the Senate failed to move this reasonable legislation forward. This legislation would have provided consumers with a greater amount of information in a consistent, clear manner. Farmers are committed to creating greater transparency in the food system, but we also need Congress to set clear, commonsense guidelines that are based in science and keep food affordable for American families. Continue reading

03-14-16 NCGA: Soil Health Partnership Expands to 65 Farm Test Sites for 2016…

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Soil Health Partnership logoSoil Health Partnership Expands to 65 Farm Test Sites for 2016
Twenty-five more farms have joined a groundbreaking research effort that could change the way farmers take care of their land. The Soil Health Partnership announced the addition of the new test sites at the 2016 Commodity Classic, March 3 – 5 in New Orleans.

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