Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame seeking nominations
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
Applications being accepted for Colorado Corn FFA Grant program
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…
- August is CO Proud Month
- 144th CO State Fair – Aug 25 – Sept 5 in Pueblo
- & MORE
To listen to the interview, click the audio mp3 link below….
Growing for the Future: Registration Now Open!
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
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(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
- Free Trade Agreements – TPP
- Need for Crop Insurance
- Farm Bill
- NFU/RMFU Monthly Farmer’s Share Reports
- Parity Prices
- CO Farmers Market Directory fro the CDA
- & Much More
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
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) August 9, 2016 – Interview with members of the Weld County Livestock Association and Circle A Family Rodeo about the upcoming event. The interview features:
- Circle A Family Rodeo Secretary Cari Graybill,
- WCLA President Dale Jackson and
- Molly Cooksey, one of the two WCLA Scholarship Winners, the other winner was Brooke Hinojosa.
To learn more about Circle A Family Rodeo – CLICK HERE
To learn more about the Weld County Livestock Association – CLICK HERE
Watch and follow the 2016 Weld County Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale on Livestream Monday, August 1 @ 3pm from the Events Center @ Island Grove Regional Park, here is the sale order CLICK HERE
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, July 25, 2016/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization has selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2016 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience.
The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. Recognized are FFA members who have developed outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through supervised agricultural experience (SAE) programs; earned an American FFA Degree, the highest level of achievement the organization bestows upon a member; and met agricultural education, leadership and scholarship requirements. Continue reading
Colorado Pork Producers seek Producers to serve as Board Members
The Colorado Pork Producers Council seeks candidates to run for four vacant positions on the CPPC Board of directors. The election will be held August 25 in the Colorado Building, Pueblo, Colorado, at the CPPC annual meeting. The following is the criteria for membership and to run for a board position. Continue reading
The Colorado Pork Producers Association announce their annual meeting and invite anyone who raises hogs in Colorado and their guests, to attend. The event will be held August 25, at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in the Colorado Building, Pueblo, Colorado, and will kick off the State Fair hog shows beginning August 26. Continue reading
(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) July 19, 2016 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Colorado Corn’s Communications Director Eric Brown, discussing several topics that important to producers including:
- CAWA’s South Platte Basin Water Producers Workshop Webcast Archive
- Upcoming South Platte River Forum in October
- Raise the Barn ballot Initiative
- Policy Issues (GMO Labeling Law – RFS – Atrazine)
- CSU/CCAC’s First-ever Corn Disease Survey
- Corn Storage Issues
- All-American Beef Battalion Update
- Upcoming CO Corn District Meetings
- CCGA Survey Reminder
- & More
Listen to the entire interview …
The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee work on behalf of more than 4,000 corn producers through market development, communications, research and technical assistance. See more about the work of both organizations and to see the TRUTHS about Ethanol, please visit www.coloradocorn.com.
Simmental youth at summer Classics
Colorado youth participated in the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) National Classic, with others competing at June regional contests.
The July 9-15 Junior National event drew more than 500 participants to Des Moines, IA. Kendal Reitzenstein placed 15th and 18th overall with her owned percentage heifers, plus she took 10th in showmanship.
David Smith placed in the top 5 with his owned percentage heifer, plus he placed 20th in senior showmanship.
New Colorado Junior Simmental member Michael Semler took 4th in Sales Talk and 11th in livestock judging, earning him an 17th overall in senior division points. He also exhibited a purebred Simmental heifer in the week-long contest. Continue reading
Simmental recognizes volunteers, elects officers
FORT COLLINS, CO – A ranch tour, junior contests and elections were part of state Simmental summer activities hosted July 16 by Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch near here.
In the youth association, Chad Russell of Sugar City turned the gavel over to Bryce Hill of Sterling. Keanna Smith of Ignacio was re-elected vice-president and Shelby Temple of Center was elected secretary. Continue reading
PORK ACADEMY: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge
Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge @ Pork Academy
Sterling, Colorado, July 16, 2016: The Colorado Pork Producers Council is offering their second Pork Academy in Colorado this summer. This event will be a day of fun and learning geared towards 4-Hers and FFA members in the swine project looking to learn more. This year an array of topics to be discussed have been selected such as nutrition, show ethics and the new veterinary feed directive going into effect as of January 2017. The selected speakers are professors, judges, and current producers that are excited to come and talk with and answer your questions. We are excited to offer the Sterling program at the Logan County Fairgrounds July 16 at 10:00 a.m. Lunch, t-shirts, and fun giveaways will be provided for both dates. If you have any questions or would like to R.S.V.P please contact the CPPC at email@example.com.
- Porcine Stress Syndrome (PSS)
- Veterinary Feed Directive
- Selection of Show Hogs
- Show Etiquette/Ethics
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INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, June 30, 2016/National FFA Organization) – Kurt Dillon of Kansas and Matthew Eddy of Iowa were recently named to the National FFA Board of Directors. Continue reading