Taylor Evans Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff
BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Taylor Evans of Denver, Colorado, to the staff as member and youth programs coordinator. Evans grew up in the agriculture industry where he gained vast knowledge of the beef industry. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in agriculture business and animal science. Evans has held roles in both the agriculture and construction industries. He has experience in construction management overseeing contracts, budgets, and subcontractors. Evans most recently served as the vocational agriculture teacher for Estes Park, Colorado, where he served as the agricultural and auto shop programs instructor for both high school and middle school levels. Evans also served as the advisor for the Estes Park FFA chapter. Continue reading
Country Music Artist Clare Dunn Teamed with ACM Lifting Lives to Raise Over $25,000 at VIP Charity Party for Children’s Hospital and the CO FFA Foundation
Last weekend Colorado native Clare Dunn returned home to headline this year’s Sand and Sage Round-Up Kick-Off concert, drawing one of the largest events in crowd history. Prior to her performance, Dunn hosted a VIP charity party including a silent auction, autographed memorabilia, an acoustic performance and more, raising over $25,000 for the Colorado FFA Foundation and Children’s Hospital Colorado.
The Colorado FFA Foundation is hiring an Events and Communications Director to handle donor relations, event coordination and communications.
Deadline to apply is midnight August 21, 2017.
To download the scope of work and job descriptions as well as further instructions for applying please click here.
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CYFEA HIRES SHARON PATTEE AS THEIR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Directors of the Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association are pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon Pattee, to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director, starting August 1, 2017. Sharon had served as the Executive Director for the CO Association of Conservation Districts for the past three years and as a CACD Board Member for two years prior to that. Her knowledge of agriculture and natural resource conservation here in Colorado, along with her strong financial background and statewide networking ties, will allow her to start the CYFEA on a dynamic course of action, helping to deliver on the vision of the current Board of Directors and the twelve local CYFEA chapters here in CO.
The mission of the Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association is to provide support and resources for its local chapters to develop and strengthen their education, leadership, and advocacy. The organization provides opportunities for its members to grow, personally and professionally, beyond their local chapters and communities.
You may contact Sharon at (970) 616-1396, or at email@example.com
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National FFA Organization Names 2017 American Star Award Finalists
INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, July 21, 2017/National FFA Organization) –Today, the National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2017 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience.
The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. The award recognizes FFA members who have developed outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through the completion of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program. A required activity in FFA, an SAE allows members to learn by doing. Members can own and operate an agricultural business, intern at an agricultural business or conduct an agriculture-based scientific experiment and report the results. Continue reading
Weld County 4-H/FFA Dairy Replacement Heifer Sale
Please join us for the annual Weld County 4-H/FFA Dairy Replacement Heifer sale on Thursday, July 27, at 1:00 p.m. at Island Grove Park, in Greeley. The sale is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a young person and to be recognized for your support. 12-14 heifers will be sold. All heifers will have pregnancy confirmed prior to the sale. Continue reading
Culver’s Kicks Off Second Year of #FarmingFridays
Agricultural influencers share their stories on restaurant’s social media platforms
PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – July 18, 2017 – Following the success of last year’s #FarmingFridays social content series, Culver’s has again invited agricultural influencers to share photos and videos depicting their passion for and knowledge about agriculture. #FarmingFridays is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers initiative, which recognizes the hard work and commitment of the farmers who feed the nation. New for this year, #FarmingFridays will extend throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons on five different Fridays, beginning on April 28 and ending on November 3.
“Culver’s is committed to teaching our guests more about agriculture and the hard work of the people in this industry,” said Jessie Corning, senior marketing manager at Culver’s. “We’re excited to again provide a platform for agricultural leaders to share their stories and educate our guests.”
Here is the #FarmingFridays schedule:
The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour, presented by Viaero Wireless, is calling all artists to be a part of the 6th annual Poster Art Challenge! We’re looking for one artistic poster to represent the 2017 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. The winning poster will be sold at the event.
The contest winner will receive a bike donated from Trips for Kids, a framed poster courtesy of Frame de Art and recognition of their poster across all Pedal The Plains social media networks and website. A portion of the proceeds for every poster sold will be donated to the winner’s charity of choice.
Contestants may submit their artwork through August 10th. All entries will be posted to Facebook and voting will take place August 11st – 18th. Friends and family may vote for posters by “liking” the creative on the PTP Facebook page. The final poster will be chosen based on the number of “likes” received and a panel of judges. The winner will be contacted between August 21st – 23rd and announced on the 24th through our social media networks. Artists may submit up to three poster entries.
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American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together to Share the Story of Agricultural Education
WASHINGTON, D.C. July 12, 2017 – Today, the American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization signed a memorandum of understanding to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture. The MOU outlines how the two organizations will work together to discover opportunities that benefit both their members and agricultural education students in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“This is an opportunity for us to share the story of agriculture and agricultural education,” said Mark Poeschl, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization. “Our organizations know that agricultural education provides leadership development, career success and personal growth. This MOU allows us to recognize the role of school-based agricultural education.”
The MOU was signed in Washington, D.C., during a national meeting of state Farm Bureau presidents from across the country.
“Farm Bureau has long supported agricultural education’s critical role of creating opportunities for the next generation of agricultural professionals,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “This formal collaboration with National FFA will help us build on that legacy. We look forward to empowering young people to explore how they can be a part of agriculture’s bright future, from farming and ranching to agri-business and food-related careers.” Continue reading
Make plans to attend the 68th Northeast Weld County Fair & Rodeo in New Raymer July 21-22
Brush, CO, July 3, 2017– The Pork Academy will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. The goal is to teach as many young hog producers as possible the importance of not only raising a project they are proud to take to the county fair, but also how to produce a safe wholesome product. We will have speakers to interact with attendees on subjects such as; nutrition, meat sciences, “Agvocacy”, and showmanship. These speakers come from various backgrounds within the pork industry, from judging to teaching at Universities and raising pigs themselves.
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(BARN Media – Briggsdale.CO) June 27, 2017 – This week the entertainment lineup was announced for the 145th 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…
Pre-Sale begins Friday, June 30 at 10am
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Pre-Sale ends at 11:55pm on Friday, June 30
The internet presale begins June 30th at 10am. Fair fans can join the Fan Club for a special pre-sale code by visiting www.coloradostatefair.com and click on “Join the Fan Club.” Tickets officially go on sale on July 1st at 10am and can be purchased by visiting https://www.altitudetickets.com/events/venue/colorado-state-fair, by calling 866-461-6556, or visiting the Colorado State Fairgrounds. You can also like the CO State Fair on Facebook for up-to-date information and CSF activities. The 145th Colorado State Fair runs August 25 – September 4, 2017, in Pueblo, CO. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com. Continue reading
Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines help kids do the job safely
LOGAN, Utah — A coalition of farm and ranch parents, and high-profile agricultural organizations, has released a set of Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines to assist parents and others in assigning appropriate tasks for youth who live or work on farms and ranches.
The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety made the announcement on opening day of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) annual conference. The first 20 in a set of 50 guidelines were released.
Since 2001, there has been a steady decline in the number of non-fatal injuries to farm youth. Despite this, every 3 days in the United States, a youth dies in an agricultural incident. For youth younger than 16 working in agriculture, the number of fatal injuries is consistently higher than all other industries combined.
“Too many of these injuries and deaths are associated with children performing agricultural work that does not match their development level/abilities,” said Marsha Salzwedel, project leader and youth agricultural safety specialist at the National Children’s Center. “These voluntary guidelines help parents and supervisors determine if a youth is able to safely perform various farm tasks.” Continue reading
First Round of Concerts Announced for the 2017 Colorado State Fair
Internet Pre-Sale Available June 30 at 10am / On Sale Begins July 1 at 10am