01-19-18 Colorado FFA Foundation celebrates FFA Day at the Stock Show by giving out over $90,000 in grant funds.

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Colorado FFA Foundation celebrates FFA Day at the Stock Show by giving out over $90,000 in grant funds

DENVER— The Colorado FFA Foundation presented FFA members and FFA Chapters from all across Colorado with grant funds to assist FFA members and chapters improve agricultural experiences in their local communities.  Students and chapters were presented grant funds for four different programs that the FFA Foundation and the Colorado FFA Association host each year.

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Watch ALL the Livestock Shows from the 112th NWSS OnLine Jan 6-21

CLICK HERE to watch ALL the livestock Shows including those in the Historic Stadium Arena with your announcer Brian Allmer of The BARN

Friday, January 19

8:00 a.m.     Miniature Hereford World Show
8:00 a.m.     National Highland Show
8:00 a.m.     Stock Dog Trials (Prelim. Cattle)
8:00 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Market Steer & Market Heifer Show
9:30 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Female Show (Fullblood & %)
3:00 p.m.     Texas Longhorn Show (haltered)
6:30 p.m.     Auction of Junior Livestock Champions

Saturday, January 20

 

8:00 a.m.     Junior Ewe Lamb Showmanship (All Breeds)
8:00 a.m.     Miniature Hereford Jr. Show
8:30 a.m.     Stock Dog Clinic
8:30 a.m.     Jr. Breeding Sheep Show Followed by Open Show
8:30 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Heifer & Bull Pen Show
9:00 a.m.     Open Prospect Steer Show
9:30 a.m      Stock Dog Clinic
9:30 a.m.     National American Aberdeen Bull Show (Fullblood & %)
10:00 a.m.   National Highland Sale
10:30 a.m.   National Gold Trophy Bison Live Sale
11:00 a.m.   Stock Dog Trials (Open Finals Cattle)
11:00 a.m.   Open Prospect Heifer Show
12:00 p.m.  Yak Halter Show
2:30 p.m.    Stock Dog Clinic

3:00 p.m.    Texas Longhorn World Show (Non-Haltered)

Sunday, January 21

8:00 a.m.   Stock Dog Trials (Nursery Dogs Followed by Intermediate dogs)
8:30 a.m.   Jr. Breeding Sheep Show followed by the Open Show (Meat Breeds)
9:00 a.m.   Stock Dog Trials (Open Sheep Competition)
1:00 p.m.   Stock Dog Trails (Intermediate Sheep Competition)

WEBCAST ARCHIVES

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01-17-18 FFA Members return from Educational, Cultural Experience in South Africa

FFA Members return from Educational, Cultural Experience in South Africa

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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018/National FFA Organization) – During the past two weeks, 74 FFA members visited South Africa for a 12-day educational and cultural experience.

Members participated in the 2018 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) as an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization. The seminar allows FFA members to experience a foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable on the global marketplace.

Seventy-four past and present state FFA officers representing 24 states left the United States on Jan. 4. The group traveled throughout South Africa while surveying the agricultural landscape. FFA officers met with government and U.S. Embassy officials to learn about U.S. and South African trade relations; toured crop and livestock operations; met with business and industry leaders; and explored a private game reserve that is home to lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo. The group also met with fruit exporters, abalone producers and more. Continue reading

01-11-18 FFA Members and Advisors Can Attend FFA Day at the NCBA Trade Show for Free, Courtesy of Culver’s

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FFA Members and Advisors Can Attend FFA Day at the NCBA Trade Show for Free, Courtesy of Culver’s

Use promo code FFACULVERS at convention.beefusa.org for free registration

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—Jan. 11, 2018FFA members from around the country are invited to connect with America’s cattle farmers and ranchers at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 2, in Phoenix, Arizona. Through the Thank You Farmers® Project, Culver’s will cover registration fees for the first 250 FFA members and advisors who register to attend the trade show using the promotion code “FFACULVERS.”

“NCBA’s trade show gives agricultural students an opportunity to network with professionals and learn more about the beef industry,” said Jessie Kreke, senior marketing manager at Culver’s. “We are so honored to help these future leaders connect with others in an industry they are passionate about.” Continue reading

01-11-18 Friend of FFA Creates Endowment to Help Members Attend National Convention; Participate in Ag Issues Leadership Development Event

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Friend of FFA Creates Endowment to Help Members Attend National Convention; Participate in Ag Issues Leadership Development Event

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018/National FFA Organization) – While agriculture always played a part in Arthur Daniel “Dan” Nafziger’s life, his love for FFA developed when he volunteered to judge Career and Leadership Development Events (CDEs and LDEs) at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

It was here that he judged the Ag Issues LDE and he found a love for FFA and what it has to offer students. In the Ag Issues LDE, participants research the pros and cons of an agricultural issue and present their findings to a panel of judges. A team from each of the 50 states and both U.S. territories are eligible to participate in the CDE. The event helps students to develop critical thinking, problem-solving and formal communication skills. Continue reading

01-09-18 Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project Surpasses $1.7 Million in Donations to Help Feed the Growing Population

Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project Surpasses $1.7 Million in Donations to Help Feed the Growing Population

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—Jan. 8, 2018—With the global population expected to increase from 7.6 to 9.8 billion by 2050, the world needs to rise to the challenge of feeding 29 percent more people using the same amount of land and water that we have today.

Those responsible for figuring out how to sustainably feed our growing population are likely currently sitting in classrooms, playing on playgrounds or yet to be born. The bottom line: Our youth are our future. That’s why Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project was created to make sure we have enough wholesome food to serve our growing population by supporting agricultural education programs that encourage smart farming. Continue reading

01-04-18 Colorado FFA Foundation and Titan International team up for Tire Auction

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Colorado FFA Foundation and Titan International team up for Tire Auction

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GREELEY—The Colorado FFA Foundation, Titan International Inc. and Good Year Farm Tires have partnered to present a farm tire auction during the Colorado Farm Show.  The auction will take place live at 12:30 pm, January 25, 2018 in front of the Event Center at Island Grove Regional Park.  The Colorado Farm Show and BigIron Auctions are also supporting partners.  Bidders will be able to purchase new atv, skid steer, sprinkler, and tractor tires while supporting Colorado FFA.  All proceeds from the auction benefit the Colorado FFA Foundation and its mission.  Big Iron Auctions will be calling the auction live and offering online bidding at www.bigiron.com.  More information can be found online at www.coloradoffafoundation.orgContinue reading

12-20-17 Inside Ardent Mills w/Troy Anderson: National FFA Organization’s “Living to Serve” Partnership & More

Inside Ardent Mills w/Troy Anderson: National FFA Organization’s “Living to Serve” Partnership & More

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) December 20, 2017 – Denver-based Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, today announced its three-star partnership with the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America. Joining the CO Ag News Network to discuss this announcement in more detail is Troy Anderson Regional Operations Manager & Senior Director @ Ardent Mills….

  • Anderson’s Background 
  • Ardent Mills History & Vision
  • Ardent Mills partnership with the National FFA Organization
  • Exciting Opportunity for Ardent Mills, national FFA & its members too
  • Working with the National FFA
  • & More

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To learn more about the National FFA Organization visit FFA.org or follow them  on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog. And to learn more about Ardent Mills, visit ardentmills.com.

12-20-17 Ardent Mills and the National FFA Organization Announce National Partnership

Ardent Mills and the National FFA Organization Announce National Partnership

Premier grain-based foods company aligns with the blue jackets to fight hunger, improve safety, recruit future leaders, elevate local community connections and contribute to the success of agriculture and milling

DENVER, Colorado, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Denver-based Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, today announced its three-star partnership with the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America.

As a three-star partner, Ardent Mills will provide monetary support to FFA at the national level, supporting the Living to Serve platform. The Living to Serve platform empowers every student in every classroom to make a positive impact in their community. FFA provides quality programs, resources, recognition and opportunities for members to put leadership into action through service engagement. The partnership will also make connections to local FFA chapters in both rural and urban settings across Ardent Mills’ U.S. and Puerto Rico footprint.

Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye states, “We are excited to partner with FFA for several reasons. We see alignment in the FFA’s mission and vision to our own vision and values, along with our brand promise of Nourishing what’s next™. The FFA has many platforms that will complement areas of focus for Ardent Mills, including safety, hunger, health and nutrition. Each of our U.S. and Puerto Rico community mill sites will have the opportunity to partner with a local FFA chapter within just a few miles of the facility. We are committed to growing this relationship on both the local and national levels over time. Our intent is to make a positive difference in the communities where our team members live and work, identify future frontline leaders and strengthen the agriculture and milling industries.”

“Our vision is to grow our members into leaders who strengthen agriculture while building communities,” says Mark Poeschl, National FFA Organization CEO. “We’re excited about this partnership with Ardent Mills as it allows us to provide resources to local FFA chapters to help them continue the work they are doing through service learning.” Continue reading

12-04-17 Colorado Farm Show announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Colorado Farm Show 2018 Scholarships

GREELEY, CO – December 4, 2017 – The Colorado Farm Show will award nine graduating high school seniors a total of $21,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses. Six $2,000 Chuck Urano Memorial Scholarships, two $4,000 renewable Colorado Farm Show Scholarships, and one $1,500 Carl Luther Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at a banquet in their honor on Wednesday January 24th, 2018 at the Events Center at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley CO. This brings the total awarded scholarship dollars awarded by the Colorado Farm Show to $207,500.

The Colorado Farm Show Board would like to wish all recipients a Good Luck in their future educational paths.

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11-30-17 Colorado FFA Foundation 1st Meat and Greet Event a Huge Success!

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Colorado FFA Foundation 1st Meat and Greet Event a Huge Success!

We are thrilled to announce the Colorado FFA Foundation – Meat and Greet Event was a huge success. Sponsored by Cherry Creek Mortgage Company, we had over 300 people in attendance to sample the amazing creations of our four guest chefs and engage with our 12 livestock exhibitors, who will be showing at the National Western Stock Show. We had a very successful live auction of “A Day at the National Western Stock Show with an Exhibitor” and paddle call.  Including ticket sales, we brought in over $56,000! Continue reading

11-30-17 National FFA Foundation Announces Appointments to Individual Giving Council

National FFA Foundation Announces Appointments to Individual Giving Council

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Foundation announces the following new appointments to its current Individual Giving Council.

  • Jay Vroom, Chair – President and CEO of CropLife America of Washington, D.C.
  • Dwight Armstrong, Founder of JDA Consulting, LLC, of Nashville, Tenn.
  • Jim Loar, President and CEO of Cool Planet, Denver, Colo.
  • Bruce Maloch, Vice-Chairman and General Counsel of Farmers Bank and Trust of Magnolia, Ark.; Arkansas State Senator

For a complete listing of all current individual giving council members, visit https://www.ffa.org/about/who-we-are/national-ffa-foundation-individual-giving-council. Continue reading

11-21-17 COLORADO YOUNG FARMERS EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CYFEA) SETS DATES AND LOCATION FOR THEIR 2018 STATE INSTITUTE

COLORADO YOUNG FARMERS EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CYFEA) SETS DATES AND LOCATION FOR THEIR 2018 STATE INSTITUTE

The Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association is pleased to announce the CYFEA 2018 State Institute will be held January 25 – 28, 2018 at the beautiful Omni Interlocken Hotel, in Broomfield.  This annual gathering of the young and young-at-heart, beginning and established farmers, educators and other agricultural enthusiasts, will kick off immediately following the 2018 Colorado Farm Show, which takes place in Greeley.  The CO Farm Show has designated January 25th as “Ag Education Day” and the CYFEA will begin their 2018 annual conference that evening at the Broomfield Omni Interlocken Hotel.  A meeting agenda, along with guest speaker and trade show information, is being put together and will soon be available.  This information and registration forms can also be accessed soon on the CYFEA website, at:  www.cyfea.org

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11-16-17 National FFA Alumni: Last Weekend to Register!

National FFA Alumni: Last Weekend to Register!

This is the last weekend to register for the National FFA Alumni Region II B Regional Development Conference (RDC). The RDC for Region II B will take place Dec. 1-2, 2017, in Stephenville, Texas. The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration closes Nov. 19, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

This two-day conference is available at no cost for anyone interested in learning how to grow alumni members at the state and local levels and networking with other alumni members from across the region. We encourage you to pass on this information to all the FFA Alumni members in your area. Continue reading

10-28-17 The 2017-18 National FFA Officer Team Elected…

2017-18 National FFA Officer Team Elected at 90th National FFA Convention & Expo

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017/National FFA Organization) – Students from Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky and Oklahoma have been elected by delegates throughout the United States to serve on the 2017-18 National FFA Officer team.

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10-27-17 National FFA Announces 2017 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners

National FFA Announces 2017 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Oct. 27, 2017/National FFA Organization) – Winners of the 2017 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced on Friday, Oct. 27 during the sixth general session at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Awards were given in 47 categories: Continue reading

10-24-17 Applications being accepted for Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program

Applications being accepted for Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program

For a fifth year, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) is accepting applications from FFA chapters around the state as part of its Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. Be sure to let your local FFA chapters know about this opportunity.

The Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program assists FFA chapters in Colorado on projects that lack funding in their school’s budget.

Adding to its support of other youth-focused projects, the CCAC began its FFA grants in 2013, awarding a $5,000 grant to the winner during the first year, and all together has contributed nearly $30,000 to FFA chapters through this program.

Applications can be downloaded at www.coloradocorn.com.

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10-17-17 Inside the RMFU with Harrison Topp: Policy, Annual Convention, Innovation Fair & More

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) October 17, 2017  – Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Membership Field Representative Harrison Topp, discussing several topics including…

Listen to the interview with RMFU’s Harrison Topp… 

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10-17-18 Colorado FFA Foundation Announces 2018 Farm Credit-Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductees

Colorado FFA Foundation Announces 2018 Farm Credit-Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductees

Fort Collins, CO, October 16, 2017 – The Colorado FFA Foundation announced four inductees into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. Mrs. Mary Lou Chapman, Arvada, Mr. Thomas Kourlis, Englewood, Dr. Lee Sommers, Fort Collins and Mr. Harry Charles Talbott, Palisade, will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame in February 2018.  Friends, peers and business associates will recognize the four inductees during the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Renaissance Hotel, Denver. Hosted by the Colorado FFA Foundation, the banquet is held annually to induct members into the Agriculture Hall of Fame who have significantly contributed to Colorado’s second largest industry. A unique, multi-media presentation will highlight the life of each new inductee during the ceremony.

“We are proud to add four more outstanding individuals to the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame.  The selection pool was very competitive”, said Ed Cordes, Chairman of the Colorado FFA Foundation.  Continue reading