08-09-19 Pedal The Plains: Explore Southeastern Colorado on Two Wheels Sep 13-15: Lamar-Holly-Springfield

 

Pedal The Plains: Explore Southeastern Colorado on Two Wheels Sep 13-15: Lamar-Holly-Springfield

A Hootin’ Good Time on Two Wheels

Denver, CO (August 09, 2019) — Pedal The Plains is a unique ride that truly sums up what Colorado is all about. It’s about people from all over the state coming together, being outside, exercising and exploring the state’s heritage and history. It is a great opportunity to explore the congenial communities along the roads less traveled. And it is alot of fun!

Join us on September 13-15, 2019 for the 8th Annual Pedal The Plains as we travel through the communities of Lamar, Holly and Springfield, Colorado and cross the border touching your wheels into Kansas too!

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08-06-19 Culver’s® Announces Three FFA Essay Contest Winners

Culver’s® Announces Three FFA Essay Contest Winners

Chapters to receive total of $15,000 to fund FFA trips and education

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – August 6, 2019—When the average age of the American farmer is 58 and the number of farmers over the age of 65 outnumbers those under 35 by a margin of 6-to-1, it’s more important than ever to get young people interested in agriculture. After all, they’ll someday have a role in growing the food we eat.

This year’s Culver’s FFA Essay Contest focused on this idea by asking FFA members to write about the importance of getting more young people to join the agricultural industry. FFA members were also asked to share why their peers should be excited to be part of the industry.

The three winning students’ chapters listed below received a total of $15,000 from Culver’s to help fund educational initiatives, like a trip to the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2019.

  • First place ($7,500): Madison D.’s Wakefield FFA Chapter in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Second place ($5,000): Will H.’s Durant FFA Chapter in Plant City, Florida
  • Third place ($2,500): Katelyn C.’s Cumberland County FFA Chapter in Crossville, Tennessee

“We loved reading about how excited and passionate FFA members are about agriculture and having more young people consider careers in the industry,” said Jessie Kreke, Culver’s senior marketing manager. “It’s clear that the future of agriculture is in great hands with these students!” Continue reading

07-22-19 *UPDATED* AGPROfessionals presents the Peterson Farm Brothers August 7th & 8th in Greeley, CO

AGPROfessionals presents the Peterson Farm Brothers August 7th & 8th in Greeley, CO

AGPROfessionals, along with generous support from the Colorado FFA Foundation, DairyMAX, Colorado Livestock Association, and vNacelle, is pleased to bring the Peterson Farm Brothers to Greeley for two agricultural advocacy events to support the Weld County Food Bank. As friends and supporters in our industry, we would like to invite you to share our event with your constituencies. Attached is the flyer for the event. Continue reading

101st Weld County Fair Results courtesy of Weld County Extension

101st Weld County Fair Results courtesy of Weld County Extension

Division Champ Results – CLICK HERE

Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Results – CLICK HERE

WCF Jr Livestock Sale Order for July 29th- CLICK HERE

WCF JLS Sale Results *NEW RECORD* – CLICK HERE

Total WCF JLS Sale = $915,100.00  NEW RECORD

48 Sheep Average $2692.78
3 Turkeys Average $3916.66
33 Beef Average $7492.42
2 Rabbits Average $2325.00
99 Swine Average $3589.39
8 Chickens Average $2031.25
54 Goats Average $2788.88
Submitted toThe BARN by:

Carrie Huenink
Treasurer – Weld County Junior Livestock Sale Committee

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON LIVESTREAM @ 3pm MT!

*The attached WCF Jr Livestock Sale results are for sale purchases only and do not include add-ons

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07-03-19 THE 101ST WELD COUNTY FAIR BRINGS FREE FUN TO PUBLIC

THE 101ST WELD COUNTY FAIR BRINGS FREE FUN TO PUBLIC

WELD COUNTY, CO — The 101st Weld County Fair is fast approaching and will provide a week of fun free events, exhibitions, and activities. The fair kicks off on Thursday, July 25, with events through Sunday, July 28. The fair concludes with the Junior Livestock Show on July 29, at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley.

“The fair is a time-honored event in Weld County,” Commissioner Chair Barbara Kirkmeyer said. “It highlights the best of Weld County’s agricultural roots and demonstrates the strong presence agriculture continues to have.”

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07-26-19 Culver’s #Farming Fridays Social Media Series Returns on August 2nd

Culver’s #Farming Fridays Social Media Series Returns on August 2nd

 Restaurant Chain to Share Stories From Agricultural Influencers

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—July 26, 2019—America is home to 2.1 million farms—and every person involved with farming has a story to tell. That’s why Culver’s created #FarmingFridays in 2016. This social media series profiles influential people who are passionate about educating others about the agricultural industry and feeding a growing population. Back for its fourth consecutive year, #FarmingFridays returned back on April 26th and resumes on July 26th (SEE BELOW). The influencers will share their stories on Culver’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts. The full #FarmingFridays lineup is:

  • Aug. 2, Lauren Schwab: Schwab grew up on her family’s pig farm in Ohio. She documents her life as a farmer on her blog, Farm Girl With Curls.
  • Sept. 20, Daniel Foster: Foster is an associate professor at Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, where he teaches agricultural teacher education and works on the department’s Global Teach Ag initiative.
  • Oct. 18, Tara Vander Dussen: Vander Dussen is a dairy farmer and environmental scientist. She shares her unique perspective on agriculture through her blog, New Mexico Milkmaid.

“We feel it’s important to celebrate and support the hard work that goes into providing our country with food,” said Jessie Kreke, senior marketing manager at Culver’s. “By shining a light on the different roles that exist in agriculture, we’re hoping to ignite a passion in our guests for supporting agricultural education, too.”

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07-18-19 Inside the BARN with Colorado State Fair Foundation President Adam Daurio…

Inside the BARN with Colorado State Fair Foundation President Adam Daurio…

The BARN – Briggsdale, CO July 18, 2019 – Did you know that the Colorado State Fair Foundation has been busy building programs for youth as well as raise capital for renovation projects throughout the state fairgrounds?

Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss the organization in more detail is Adam Daurio, President of the Colorado State Fair Foundation

Topics include:

  • History & Purpose
  • Impact
  • Student Ambassabor & Internship Programs
  • Membership & Benefits Information
  • Upcoming 4th Annual Partners of Youth in Ag Golf Tournament
  • & MORE

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For registration details for the 4th Partners of Youth in Ag Golf Tourney – CLICK HERE

Learn more about the Colorado State Fair Foundaion – CLICK HERE

To become a supporter of the Colorado State Fair Foundation – CLICK HERE

To signup for the eNewsletter and get email updates – CLICK HERE

The 2019 Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show Results, Videos and Pictures Available now…

CLICK HERE to visit the Briggsdale Classic Facebook page

LIVESTREAM VIDEO ARCHIVES from the Showmanship & Championship Drives, courtesy of BARN Media

BEEF SHOW RESULTS & BEEF ULTRASOUND RESULTS

HOG SHOW RESULTS

LAMB SHOW RESULTS

GOAT SHOW RESULTS

2019 BRIGGSDALE CLASSIC PHOTOS

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06-25-19 Culver’s #Farming Fridays Social Media Series Returns on June 28th

Culver’s #Farming Fridays Social Media Series Returns on June 28th

 Restaurant Chain to Share Stories From Agricultural Influencers

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—June 25, 2019—America is home to 2.1 million farms—and every person involved with farming has a story to tell. That’s why Culver’s created #FarmingFridays in 2016. This social media series profiles influential people who are passionate about educating others about the agricultural industry and feeding a growing population.

Back for its fourth consecutive year, #FarmingFridays returned back on April 26th and resumes on June 28th (SEE BELOW). The influencers will share their stories on Culver’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts. The full #FarmingFridays lineup is:

  • June 28, Marie Zick: Zick’s Wisconsin dairy farm has been in her husband’s family for over 150 years. The Zick family cares for 160 Jersey cows, whose milk is used for cheesemaking. Continue reading

06-13-19 CYFEA Board Makes Decision to Cease Operations Effective July 31, 2019

CYFEA Board Makes Decision to Cease Operations Effective July 31, 2019

Good afternoon CYFEA Chapter membership, CYFE Foundation Board of Directors, CYFEA Executive Team, CYFEA sponsors and supporters —

Please read the attached letter from Chairman, Dave Lieber, on behalf of the Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association’s Board of Directors, regarding the decision to suspend most the CYFEA’s operations as of July 31, 2019. This decision comes after much dialogue and with regrets to all of you that have supported this state Association recently and for as many as 50 years, in some cases!

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CYFEA Chapter Membership, Friends, Sponsors and Supporters,

It is with much consideration and sadness that the Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association’s Board of Directors have decided to suspend the CYFEA’s day-to-day administration and programs, effective July 31, 2019. This decision comes mainly with the realization of a declining membership and the lack of engagement with this state Association over the past several years. Any viable and successful organization needs regular and active involvement from its members. Continue reading

06-12-19 NFU, FFA Cement Partnership at MOU Signing Ceremony

NFU, FFA Cement Partnership at MOU Signing Ceremony

Groups Work Together to Strengthen Youth Agricultural Education and Leadership

MINNEAPOLIS – As the average age of the American farmer approaches 60, National Farmers Union (NFU) and the National FFA Organization are working together to cultivate the next generation of American agricultural professionals.
At a ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota, NFU President Roger Johnson and National FFA Organization CEO Mark Poeschl formalized their joint commitment to agricultural education and cemented the two organizations’ longstanding partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU summarizes the ways in which NFU and FFA will continue to encourage youth engagement and leadership, share resources, and elevate each other’s roles within farming communities.
“Many generations of young Farmers Union members have grown up in their local FFA chapters,” said Johnson. “This MOU is a logical next step in what has long been a mutually beneficial friendship between our two organizations.”

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05-29-19 Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn: 91st CO FFA Convention at CSU-Pueblo, June 4-5-6 and More…

Inside the CO FFA Foundation with Executive Director Don Thorn: 91st CO FFA Convention at CSU-Pueblo, June 4-5-6 and More…

(The BARN & FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) May 29, 2019 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Don Thorn, Executive Director of the Colorado FFA Foundation looks back at this past year and looks ahead at the upcoming 91st CO FFA State Convention June 4-5-6 at CSU-Pueblo and more…

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Learn more about the Colorado FFA Foundation – CLICK HERE

Learn more about the Colorado FFA Association – CLICK HERE

Learn more about the 2019 Colorado FFA Convention – CLICK HERE

05-30-19 Over $104,000 Donated by Guests on Culver’s® Scoops of Thanks Day

Over $104,000 Donated by Guests on Culver’s® Scoops of Thanks Day

Annual fundraiser supports local agricultural education programs

Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin – May 30, 2019– Culver’s guests showed their support in a big way for agricultural education on Culver’s Scoops of Thanks Day, donating more than $104,000. The fundraiser is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project and involved guests donating $1 in exchange for a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard.

The proceeds raised across Culver’s over 700 restaurants will go to local FFA chapters and other agricultural organizations.

“Each guest who bought a scoop of frozen custard helped us make a real difference in supporting local agricultural education programs,” said Jessie Kreke, senior marketing manager for Culver’s. “It’s amazing to see the support our guests show on Scoops of Thanks Day.” Continue reading

05-14-19 Tractor Supply Presents a Record-Breaking $970,121 to National FFA Foundation

Tractor Supply Presents a Record-Breaking $970,121 to National FFA Foundation

Fourth Annual Grants for Growing Donations Support Youth-Led FFA Projects

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (May 14, 2019) – Tractor Supply Company and the National FFA Organization continue to partner to support the next generation of agricultural leaders through their Grants for Growing program. Grants for Growing provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project. This year, Tractor Supply stores nationwide raised a record $970,122 through customer donations to fund sustainable, youth-driven agriculture projects made possible by the initiative. Continue reading

04-09-19 Make a Difference With Culver’s on Scoops of Thanks Day, May 2nd

Make a Difference With Culver’s on Scoops of Thanks Day, May 2nd

Restaurant Chain’s Largest Fundraiser Supports Local Agricultural Education Programs

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—April 9, 2019—Students at the Delta High School FFA Chapter in Muncie, Indiana, are continuously looking for opportunities to develop their agricultural knowledge through hands-on learning. As a youth organization, this FFA chapter and the more than 8,630 others across the country work tirelessly to grow the next generation of leaders in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

But funding isn’t always available to support the types of experiences that FFA chapters need to offer to their members. That’s why Scoops of Thanks Day, a fundraiser hosted at Culver’s restaurants across the country on Thursday, May 2, is so important.

On May 2, guests can stop by their Culver’s, donate $1 to agricultural education and receive a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard as our way of saying thanks. All donations go to local agricultural education efforts. Continue reading

04-23-19 CYFEA ANNOUNCES 2019 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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COLORADO YOUNG FARMERS EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

April 23, 2019  – The Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association is pleased to announce the winners of its CYFEA 2019 – 2020 Academic Scholarship Awards!  This scholarship program was established in 1992 to recognize outstanding students who will be entering college in the fall academic year as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.  These students will major in Ag education or an Ag related field of study, as well as being academically superior and involved with their local and/or state community service organizations. This year there are four student scholarships awarded, for a total of $3000.  

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04-23-19 USDA Launches Ace the Waste! Food Waste Contest for Students

USDA Launches Ace the Waste! Food Waste Contest for Students

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 – Food waste is a problem everyone can tackle, including our nation’s youth. As part of Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is launching Ace the Waste! A student competition for food waste reduction ideas. This first-ever competition calls on students to come up with creative solutions to reduce food loss and waste in the United States.

The problem of food waste affects everyone. More than one third of food in the U.S. is lost or wasted. This amounts to 133 billion pounds, or $161 billion worth of food each year. Food is the single largest type of waste in landfills. Students age 11 to 18 are encouraged to submit proposals on reducing food loss and waste anywhere along the supply chain, from the farm to the dinner table and beyond. Topic ideas for the proposal include: Continue reading

04-17-19 Culver’s #Farming Fridays Social Media Series Returns on April 26th

Culver’s #Farming Fridays Social Media Series Returns on April 26th

 Restaurant Chain to Share Stories From Agricultural Influencers

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—April 17, 2019—America is home to 2.1 million farms—and every person involved with farming has a story to tell. That’s why Culver’s created #FarmingFridays in 2016. This social media series profiles influential people who are passionate about educating others about the agricultural industry and feeding a growing population.

Back for its fourth consecutive year, #FarmingFridays returns April 26, 2019. The influencers will share their stories on Culver’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts. The full #FarmingFridays lineup is: Continue reading

03-29-19 Culver’s Fifth Annual FFA Essay Contest- Entry Deadline April 8th!

Time’s Running Out! Culver’s FFA Essay Contest Ends April 8th!

Restaurant franchise to award $15,000  

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – Feb. 18, 2019 – Today Culver’s is continuing its tradition of celebrating National FFA Week by launching its fifth annual FFA Essay Contest. Three essay writers will be chosen to receive $7,500, $5,000 or $2,500 for their FFA chapters. The essay contest is an opportunity for students to show their knowledge of—and passion for—the agricultural industry.

This year, contestants are being asked to respond to this:

  • The average age of a farmer is 58. Why is it important for more young people to get involved with agriculture? Why should they be excited to join the agricultural industry?

FFA members are encouraged to submit essays of 1,000 words or less at Culvers.com/essaycontest until April 8, 2019, at 5 p.m. CT. Continue reading