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Weld County Extension and Weld County Livestock Association is presenting a Poultry Seminar– Today’s Poultry Operations on November 5th in Greeley.
Topics include: Avian Flu, Other Diseases and Biosecurity, Avian Surveillance Program, Quality Assurance/Bird Management, Meat Chickens & Turkeys, Water Fowl, Game Birds and Niche Marketing/Veterinary Feed Directives for Poultry.
It will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in the 4-H Building, Island Grove Regional Park, Greeley, CO, from 9:00a – 4:00p (Check-in 8:30a-9:00a).
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) September 21, 2016 – Did you know that there is New legislation that will provide farmers with tax credits if they lease land to first-time farmers?
The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA) is responsible for administering that program. And joining the CO Ag News Network to discuss this in more detail is Jim Rubingh, Executive Director of CADA…
The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA) is an independent public body established by statute in 1981. Its mission is to encourage the investment of private capital in the agricultural sector through the use of public financing for the purpose of making low-interest loans available to agricultural producers for specified uses. To learn more about the Colorado Agriculture Development Authority, or to apply for a Beginning Farmer Loan, please visit http://www.cadafarmloan.com/
Six FFA Chapters gathered in the Jordan Ranch quonset located southeast of Briggsdale to learn about judging rangelands and practice their range plant identification skills.
FFA Students Prepare for Range Judging
By Ben Berlinger, NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist (ret.), Rocky Ford, CO
Six Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapters gathered in the Jordan Ranch quonset located southeast of Briggsdale, CO to learn about judging rangelands and practice their range plant identification skills. The event took place on September 14th on the Jordan Cattle Ranch, and involved 60 students along with their Agriculture instructors. These FFA Chapters were brought together with the common goal of becoming more proficient in evaluating and judging the condition and trend of rangeland sites in eastern Colorado as part of the Range Judging & Plant Identification Career Development Exercise (CDE).
The event was organized by Kevin Schlabach, Agriculture Instructor at Prairie High School in New Raymer, along with the West Greeley Conservation District (WGCD). Sponsors included the State Land Board, Emmett Jordan, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Greeley. The participating FFA chapters were Briggsdale, Grover, New Raymer (Prairie HS), Akron, Ovid and Karval.
Check out the RECAP video courtesy of The BARN & SLY Media…
(The BARN – SLY Media – Briggsdale, CO) September 14, 2016 – An FFA Rangeland Judging Field Day was held recently and six chapters participated including: Briggsdale, New Raymer, Grover, Ovid, Akron and Karval.
The fifth annual Pedal The Plains is hitting the road!
Denver, Colo.— The Denver Post Community Foundation, the Office of Governor John
Hickenlooper and presenting sponsor Viaero Wireless are excited to hit the road for the fifth annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour beginning September 16th. The ride will spin through southeastern Colorado along its three-day, 154-mile journey. Participants will visit scenic, historical, agricultural and educational stops in route to the three overnight host communities: Ordway, Fowler and La Junta. Continue reading →
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2016 Colorado State Fair has ended its 11-day run as Colorado’s premier celebration of youth and agriculture.
CSF General Manager, Sarah Cummings
“I’m thrilled with the educational opportunities we provided, our efforts to highlight the importance of agriculture, and the impressive projects exhibited by the 4-H and FFA youth,” said General Manager, Sarah Cummings.
This year 466,576 people attended the Colorado State Fair; in 2015, 500,207 people attended the Fair.
“There are a number of ways to evaluate the success of a fair. Overall attendance is one measure; revenues, intrinsic value and customer experience are other valuable measures. Preliminary figures reflect increases in carnival revenue and admission paid at the gate,” said Cummings. “More importantly, there is an overwhelming buzz regarding the positive experience our customers had while attending the Colorado State Fair – that is the true reward.”
“I look forward to evaluating this year’s fair with staff and our board to develop new and exciting ideas for the 2017 Colorado State Fair,” Cummings continues.
JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION RESULTS IN LARGE FOOD BANK DONATION
Weld County, CO – Following the 2016 Weld County Fair, the Weld County Junior Livestock Auction kicked off, where roughly 245 kids presented their prized livestock for sale. This event was more than just a sale, however, according to Michael Frink, Chairman of the Junior Livestock Sale Committee: “The Junior Livestock Sale gives the opportunity for members to make extra money that hopefully can be used to go to college or to prepare themselves to go into production agriculture in the near future.” More than $700,000 worth of livestock was sold this year, stated Frink.
“It’s great to see all the work these 4H kids put in throughout the year pay off,” stated Commissioner Julie Cozad, coordinator for Extension Services this year. “Its hard work, and these kids did an exceptional job.” Continue reading →
WATCH the ARCHIVES of all the CSF Jr Livestock Shows & the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Jr Livestock Sale from the 144th CO State Fair…CLICK HERE
Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 53rdColorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close. According to preliminary totals, the 2016 sale accumulated approximately $524,700 from generous buyers supporting the state’s agricultural youth. This year also set the record sale for Grand Champion Market beef at $62,000 by Sam Brown & Family.
“Over the past 37 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has raised $9,794,289 for the youth involved in Colorado’s 4-H and FFA programs. This sale is a reflection of their dedication to the animals and the agricultural community,” said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. “I’d also like to thank the generous philanthropists who come out to support these amazing kids; the sale would not be possible without them.”
This year, the Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale added turkeys to the sale lineup. The sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness as it demonstrates the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture. Last year’s sale totaled $534,650. PRELIMINARY totals for the sale are available athttp://www.coloradostatefair.com/events/2016/2016-colorado-touchstone-energy-junior-livestock-sale.
Merck Animal Health Strengthens Partnership with National FFA Organization
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Aug. 29, 2016/National FFA Organization) – For the past four years, Merck Animal Health has worked with the National FFA Organization to ensure the future of agriculture and agricultural education. Through a generous donation, Merck Animal Health has worked with FFA to provide FFA members the opportunity to grow into leaders, build their communities and strengthen agriculture. Continue reading →
Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame seeking nominations
CLICK HERE to le1rn more about the Co FFA’s Ag Hall of Fame
The Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be February 22, 2017. The induction ceremony celebrates the lifelong 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 October 1, 2016 to the Colorado FFA Foundation office. Continue reading →
Inside the BARN w/CO’s Deputy Ag Commissioner Chris Wiseman: CO Proud Month, 144th CO State Fair & More…
(BARN Media – Briggsdale,CO) August 18, 2016 – Chris Wiseman, Deputy Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture joins the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss several topics…
NFU released a brand new series of farm safety videos in June. Through these 10 short videos, we hope to build mass awareness to farm safety issues and contribute to reducing the number of annual farm-related accidents.
NFU is proud to announce the opening of registration for Growing for the Future, a brand new online conference for beginning farmers and ranchers!
This interactive, virtual conference will be held December 5-8, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST, and the resources from the conference will be available for a month following the conference. It will focus on all sorts of beginning farmer and rancher issues, including: mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, student loans, land tenure, food safety, women and veterans in farming, conservation and much more! Continue reading →
National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com Join Forces to Introduce Students to Agriculture
INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, August 16, 2016/National FFA Organization) – In today’s world, students are always looking for ways to get a jumpstart on the competition, and employers are looking for employees who are a cut above the rest. It’s for this reason that the National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com have partnered to create AgExplorer. Continue reading →
(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) August 9, 2016 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN, CO Grower/Producer & RMFU Member John Ellis discusses several topics including:
National Farmers Market Week
His family’s operation on both sides of the slopes in CO
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