12-12-18 Culver’s Support of Agricultural Education Surpasses $2 Million

Culver’s Support of Agricultural Education Surpasses $2 Million

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—Dec. 6, 2018—As the average age of a farmer rises to 58, Culver’s wants to ensure younger generations have access to agricultural education, so they’re able to maintain our country’s future food supply. In 2018, the restaurant chain donated $465,000 to agricultural education programs, including FFA.

The donations are part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project, an initiative that supports agricultural education programs that teach smart farming. In 2018, Culver’s efforts to raise money and awareness for the importance of agriculture included a variety of programs: Continue reading

11-29-18 Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Goats from 2019 NWSS to be displayed at the Denver Athletic Club

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Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Goats from 2019 NWSS to be displayed at the Denver Athletic Club

For 73 years now, our Grand and Reserve Champion Junior Livestock Auction Steers have joined patrons in the lobby of the Brown Palace for morning tea. This year, we’re adding a new animal to this fun tradition. The Grand and Reserve Champion Goats are headed to a different iconic site in urban Denver. They will be on display at the Denver Athletic Club on January 17th. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this inaugural event!

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Colorado Farm Show Announces 2019 Scholarships

Colorado Farm Show Announces 2019 Scholarships

GREELEY, CO- The Colorado Farm Show will award eleven graduating high school seniors a total of $23,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses. Not too mention, two $1500 Secondary Scholarships will also be awarded to recipients as they continue the next year at their respective colleges.

The Colorado Farm Show Board would like to wish all recipients Good Luck in their future educational paths, including: Continue reading

11-26-18 In Memory of Charles Dixon Waneka

In Memory of Charles Dixon Waneka

FEBRUARY 11, 1921 ~ NOVEMBER 19, 2018 (AGE 97)

He loved history, and now, after 97 years of life, it his time to tell his story. Charles (Chuck) Waneka passed away on November 19, 2018.

Charles Dixon Waneka was born on February 11th, 1921 on the family farm in eastern Lafayette. He was the second child born to William P. Waneka and Bessie Dixon Waneka. His only sibling, Wilbur, was 18 months older than him. Continue reading

11-16-18 CLA: Safety on the Farm Pays Dividends – $1.9 Million Since 2001

Safety on the Farm Pays Dividends

Colorado Livestock Association Safety Group members returned $1.9 million in performance dividends over 17 years

Greeley, CO – Greeley, CO – Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) members lead the industry in their commitment to creating a safe workplace for their employees. The CLA Safety Group Program has been in place since 2001, and was designed to reduce Workers Compensation costs by promoting safety and claims management on farms and ranches.

The 2017 performance results locked at the end of September 2018 and the CLA Safety Group performed to a 29.6% loss ratio, outperforming the required 55% loss ratio to receive a Group Dividend. Due to these excellent results, CLA Safety Group members will be returned $234,172.00 for the 2017 year. Since the CLA Safety Group Program began in 2001, the program has paid out $1,907,070.00 in Safety Group Dividends to its members. These premium dollars are returned to safety group members in the form of a dividend based on their operation’s safety performance. Group members have now received a dividend for the fourth year in a row. Continue reading

11-05-18 Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn…

Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – November 5, 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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11-02-18 In Memory of CO Ag Hall of Fame Member Benjamin H. Konishi

In Memory of CO Ag Hall of Fame Member Benjamin H. Konishi

Well known Alamosa resident and veterinarian Dr. Benjamin “Ben” H. Konishi, 92 died October 29, 2018 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa.

Viewing will take place at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The Graveside Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Alamosa Cemetery with a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Ortega Middle School, 401 Victoria Ave. in Alamosa.

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10-26-18 CLA: Livestock Producers Meet to Discuss Environmental Regulations in Fort Morgan

CLA: Livestock Producers Meet to Discuss Environmental Regulations in Fort Morgan

Greeley, CO – The Colorado Livestock Association’s (CLA) Natural Resources Committee met for its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

CLA members, including; Gary and Laura Teague, Justin Miller, Julie McCaleb, Todd Sigmon, Tom Haren and Bill Hammerich, CLA CEO met in Fort Morgan and were joined by staff from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Environmental Ag Program; Sean Scott, Environmental Ag Program Deputy Division Director, Chad DeVolin, Program Coordinator, Technical Leads Mike Sherry, Bonnie Laws and Thaine Kramer and Bradley Turpin, Milk and Correction Program Coordinator.

Topics of discussion, included; the eReporting Rule which goes into effect in 2020; how to simplify nutrient management plans; the upcoming CAFO/HCSFO inspections by Tetratech; location and method of disposal of mortalities; and increased use of technology in meeting permit requirements. Currently, there are 89 permitted CAFO’s and 114 registered CAFO’s in Colorado. Continue reading

09-27-18 Colorado Farm Show Scholarships DUE NOV 1st!

Colorado Farm Show Scholarships DUE NOV 1st!

The Colorado Farm Show is proud to announce an increased number of scholarships being offered to graduating Colorado High School Seniors. The scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students who apply should be High School graduates in the Winter 2018 or Spring 2019 and planning on pursuing a degree in an Agricultural field of study at the College or University of their choice. To date, the Colorado Farm Show has awarded $169,000 in scholarships to Colorado graduating High School Seniors pursuing careers in an Agricultural field of study.

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10-17-18 Colorado FFA Foundation Announces 2019 Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductees

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Colorado FFA Foundation Announces 2019 Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductees

The Colorado FFA Foundation announced today three inductees into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame.  Mr. Jay Hickert, Akron, Mr. George “Buck” Hutchison, Englewood, and Mr. Dan Williams, Denver, will all be formally inducted into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame in February 2019 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet.

“We are proud to add three more outstanding individuals to the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame, the applicant pool continues to be diverse, and very competitive.  I am amazed at the significant contributions to agriculture that all of our nominees possess. “ said Ed Cordes, Chairman of the Colorado FFA Foundation. Continue reading

10-12-18 CLA: There’s a Cow in My Marshmallow?

CLA: There’s a Cow in My Marshmallow?

CLA Helps Teach 4th Graders at the Food 4-Ever Agricultural Fair

Greeley, CO – The Colorado Livestock Association participated in the 4th annual 4th grade agricultural fair, known as Food 4-Ever hosted by the Windsor School District and the Windsor High School Future Farmers of America this past Wednesday. CLA was asked by Andy Klatt, a physical education teacher from Weld RE-4 School District who organized the fair, to help teach the students and community about livestock production through a lesson or hands-on experience. Continue reading

10-04-18 NWSS Premium Books Online

NWSS Premium Books Online

We’re embracing technology here at Stock Show and have placed both our horse and livestock premium books online.
All entry deadlines and information can be found on either the horse exhibitors or livestock exhibitors pages on our website.
Best of luck to all our competitors this year!

LIVESTOCK PREMIUM BOOK

HORSE PREMIUM BOOK

09-21-18 The 2018 Blue Jacket Society Ceremony Archive is on Livestream from Sep 22nd

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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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