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…

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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

CDA’s ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

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

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CLCIK HERE to see all of the results

AG SALES : INDIVIDUAL  – TEAM

AG TECH: INDIVIDUAL – TEAM

CROPS: INDIVIDUALTEAM

DAIRY: INDIVIDUAL TEAM 

FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: INDIVIDUAL TEAM

FLORICULTURE: INDIVIDUAL TEAM

HORSE: INDIVIDUALTEAM

JOB INTERVIEW: INDIVIDUAL

LAND: INDIVIDUALTEAM

LIVESTOCK JUDGING: INDIVIDUAL TEAM

MEAT JUDGING: INDIVIDUALTEAM

MILK JUDGING: INDIVIDUALTEAM

VETERINARY SCIENCE: INDIVIDUAL– TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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:

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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…

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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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03-14-16 Deadline to nominate YOUR school district for Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is April 1st…

GrowRuralEducationGraphic(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) March 14, 2016 –

Farmers can nominate their school districts to receive grants of up to $25,000

Between now and April 1, 2016, farmers can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant.

Listen to the interview with Monsanto Customer Advocacy Manager Heather Wolfe…

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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.

03-09-16 Inside the RMFU with Vice-President Chad Franke: NFU Convention Recap, District Meetings, Condolances and more…

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RMFU VP Chad Franke 2(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) March 9, 2016 – Family farmers and ranchers are the best advocates for agriculture, and over the last four days, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has provided more than 500 members and delegates of the 114th Anniversary Convention with the advocacy tools they need to be better informed about topics important to farm policy and the industry.

Joining the CO Ag News Network inside the BARN is Chad Franke Vice-President of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union discussing that event and other topics too, including:

Listen to the interview with RMFU VP Chad Franke…

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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.

RMFU: Safe, Healthy Food Begins with Secure, Profitable Farm and Ranch Families.

03-07-16 Wiggins FFA Hired Hand Auction and Alumni Steak Dinner March 14th…

Wiggins FFA 030716The Wiggins FFA and Wiggins FFA Alumni invite you to attend their FFA Hired Hand Auction and  Alumni Steak Sandwich Supper Scholarship Fundraiser.

This event will take place on Monday, March 14th, 2016, in the Wiggins Elementary Gym.  The supper begins at 6:00 P.M., followed by the Hired Hand Auction at 7:00 P.M.   The supper is sponsored by the Wiggins FFA Alumni Association. Steak sandwich meal tickets are $9.00 a piece and a hotdog meal is $3.00.   Proceeds from this will supplement the FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Pre-purchase tickets from any Wiggins FFA Alumni member, Wiggins FFA member, or by calling the Wiggins Agriculture Education Department at 483-7762, ext. 4213.  Continue reading

03-03-16 National FFA: Nearly $300,000 in grants being utilized throughout U.S. by local FFA chapters to ease hunger in schools, communities…

 

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INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, March 3, 2016/National FFA Organization) – FFA members across the country are helping feed the hungry in their communities thanks to more than $360,000 awarded in grants by the National FFA Organization.

This year, FFA chapters in 40 states and the Virgin Islands received FFA: Food For All Grants, which are sponsored by the Donaldson Foundation, Elanco, Land O’Lakes, Nationwide Foundation, Nutra Blend, Sealed Air, Tractor Supply Company and Tyson as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Continue reading

03-01-16 NCGA: Corn Growers Applaud Senate Ag Committee Action on GMO Labeling…

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Corn Growers Applaud Senate Ag Committee Action on GMO Labeling

ST. LOUIS (March 1, 2016) – The National Corn Growers Association today thanked members of the Senate Agriculture Committee who voted to stand with farmers and move forward Sen. Pat Roberts’s bill to address the growing threat of a patchwork of state labeling laws and called for the full Senate to urgently take up this important legislation.

“We find the forward momentum building behind this bill encouraging, and we urge the Senate to quickly pass this bill for the good of America’s farmers and consumers,” said National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling, a farmer from Maryland.  “U.S. farmers rely on GMOs, a safe, proven technology, to protect our crops from insects, weeds and drought. The FDA should remain the party responsible for important food safety and labeling decisions based in science. Despite the scientific evidence, states such as Vermont are quickly moving toward costly, confusing mandatory labeling legislation pushed forth by agenda-driven activists. We ask the Senate to quickly move forward with this legislation to avoid a situation in which all American consumers pay a high price and gain little actual information.” Continue reading

02-29-16 NCGA: Corn Growers Disappointed in Supreme Court Declining to Review Chesapeake Decision

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ST. LOUIS (Feb. 29, 2016) – The National Corn Growers Association today expressed disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a lower court ruling allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to micromanage local land use and development decisions under the guise of the Clean Water Act.

While this action relates to the EPA’s so-called “blueprint” for restoring the Chesapeake Bay, it has national implications related to the power and reach of the federal government. The TMDL, or total maximum daily load, is an unlawful overreach of federal regulatory power, NCGA notes. Continue reading

02-24-16 CO FFA Foundation Inducts 4 into Farm Credit CO Agriculture Hall of Fame and Recognizes Rising Star in Agriculture too…

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With a near record attendance of over 490 people, The Colorado FFA Foundation inducted four honorees into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame recently. Mr. Thomas Bradbury, Centennial, Mr. Steve Gabel, Eaton, Mr. Harold Griffith, Fort Morgan, and Mr. Milan Rewerts, Fort Collins all were formally inducted into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame on February 18th during the 27th annual hall of fame banquet. Continue reading