06-18-15 CLA News: The 4th Joint Meeting of the Premier Livestock Organizations in Colorado an Absolute Success!

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The Yampa Valley stretches from Rabbit Ears Pass to the Flattops Wilderness AreaSTEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – June 18, 2015 – Over 500 attendees traveled to Steamboat Springs, CO to the 2015 Protein Producer Summit to hear informative and thought-provoking presentations from experts across several industries, and to mingle with some of the most influential livestock producers in the state of Colorado. The conference featured one of the largest trade shows in the state of Colorado with over 50 vendors. Attendees not only included CCA members and CLA members; but also Colorado CattleWomen, members of the Junior Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, CLA Future Livestock Leaders, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and many industry and agency representatives. Continue reading

06-17-15 CCA News: Flying Diamond Ranch Presented with Leopold Conservation Award…

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Flying DiamondSteamboat Springs, CO – June 17, 2015  – The Flying Diamond Ranch, owned and managed by the Scott and Jean Johnson family, is the recipient of the 2015 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. Located near Kit Carson, Flying Diamond Ranch is a fifth generation, 25,000-acre cattle ranch. For over 100 years, the Johnsons’ management philosophy has reflected a personal conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Guided by their principles of holistic management, they implemented a rotational grazing system that is supported by pipelines and fencing, which allows them to control the environmental impact of their herd.
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntvoluntary conservation. The winner receives a $10,000 award and a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold.

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06-17-15 CCA presents Life Member Award to CSU’s Dr. Tony Frank…

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Frank_Life AwardSteamboat Springs, CO – June 17, 2015  – The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Lifetime Member Award is presented to those individuals who serve Colorado’s beef-producing community by promoting agriculture; and providing outreach to, and involvement in, Colorado’s beef industry.

This year’s recipient is Tony Frank, Ph.D., D.V.M., President of Colorado State University. His dedication to the Cattlemen’s Association is demonstrated in a strong working relationship between education and our association. He has brought to life the mission of CSU, which was inspired by its land-grant heritage. Under our honoree’s direction, CSU is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. Continue reading

06-17-15 CCA Names Volunteers of the Year: Logan Hill and Ginny Harrington…

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Vol of YrSteamboat Springs, CO – June 17, 2015  – Logan Hill of Rangely, Colorado and Ginny Harrington of Carbondale will be named Volunteers of the Year by CCA.

Ginny Harrington’s service to the Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Affiliate is truly commendable. She has spent countless hours working to align her local affiliate with CCA to accomplish the objectives of both organizations. Her contributions of personal time and resources have gone far in encouraging members of her local association to engage in the organizations that support their way of life.

Logan Hill was honored for his untiring work on the “Roads and Rights-of-Way” Revised Statute 2477. In the past year, Logan spent countless hours organizing meetings within the Rio Blanco Affiliate, and making sure its board members understand this issue and what CCA is working on and accomplishing in this arena. This knowledge and awareness of issues served CCA well; along with his participation in the Federal Lands, and the Property Rights and Resource Stewardship Committees. Logan’s efforts have gone far to align the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association with other interested parties in order to accomplish the objectives of our organization. Continue reading

06-15-15 Robert Patterson to Lead CCA…

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Steamboat Springs, CO – June 17, 2015  – Robert Patterson will become the 110th president of Colorado’s oldest livestock association this week during the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) annual meeting in Steamboat Springs. Patterson is a third generation rancher in Southeast Colorado. Robert (Bob) and his wife Bunny, operate a commercial cow-calf operation south of Kim, Colorado.

His priorities as CCA president are expanding and engaging the organization’s member base. “Members are the backbone of this organization and I want to see our membership grow; and the engagement of individual and affiliate members to expand,” says Patterson. “The beef industry is vital to Colorado and CCA is vital to the beef industry. It’s our duty to expand our influence while striving to ensure the profitability and longevity of the beef industry in Colorado, and that can only happen with a growing and involved membership.” Continue reading

06-15-15 Fourth Annual Joint Meeting of the Premier Livestock Organizations in Colorado an Absolute Success!

PPS - Protein Producer Summit 2015Steamboat Springs, CO – June 16, 2015 – Over 500 attendees travelled to Steamboat Springs, CO to the 2015 Protein Producer Summit to hear informative and thought-provoking presentations from experts across several industries, and to mingle with some of the most influential livestock producers in the state of Colorado.

The conference featured one of the largest trade shows in the state of Colorado with over 50 vendors. Attendees not only included CCA members and CLA members; but also Colorado CattleWomen, members of the Junior Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, CLA Future Livestock Leaders, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and many industry and agency representatives. Continue reading

10-23-13 *CCA NEWS* Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Nominees…

CCA_Logo_WebsiteCO Leopold Call for Applications 2015Arvada, CO – (October 22, 2014)  Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award® honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the $10,000 award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation. It is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Peabody Energy, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and American AgCredit.

Applications are due by February 9, 2015. Finalists and recipient will be announced in March. For complete application information, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org.

“The outstanding agricultural landowners we honor with the Leopold Conservation Award exemplify what it means to be leaders in conservation for the benefit of our environment,” said Brent Haglund, Sand County Foundation President.

“Ranchers have been taking care of the land for centuries. The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes that proud history, while rewarding ranchers who are excelling in their work to care for the land in a holistic approach” says Frank Daley, President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.

The Leopold Conservation Award inspires other landowners and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”

Award applicants are judged based on their demonstration of improved resource conditions, innovation, long-term commitment to stewardship, sustained economic viability, community and civic leadership, and multiple use benefits.

The Colorado award is sponsored by Peabody Energy, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Assoc., American AgCredit, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Farm Credit, DuPont Pioneer, The Mosaic Company and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Continue reading

06-19-14 Frank Daley Named Colorado Cattlemen’s Association President…

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Arvada, CO —June 19, 2014 Frank Daley became the 109th president of Colorado’s oldest livestock association this week during the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting in Colorado Springs.
Daley was born and raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm and moved to Colorado after college. He and wife Sheila, ranch on both the east and west sides of Colorado. Their commercial cow/calf operation retains ownership of calves harvested through a natural beef program. A member of the Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association, Daley has served on the CCA board since 2005. His priorities as CCA president are the Clean Water Act, a state-wide beef checkoff, increasing CCA membership, and the finalization of CCA plans for a new building.
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association is the state’s only nonprofit trade organization exclusively representing Colorado’s cattle producers. Founded in 1867, CCA is the nation’s oldest state cattlemen’s association with a long and proud history of advocating for the rights of beef producers and private property owners throughout Colorado.
Beef producers join CCA voluntarily and manage it cooperatively, working together to accomplish goals that no single beef producer could reach alone. CCA operates through its network of more than 2,500 members, 46 local and breed associations, and its 11 volunteer steering committees that develop policies and direction for the industry. Additionally, CCA has a volunteer Board of Directors made up of 15 CCA members from across Colorado.
Additionally, Robert Farnam was elected to the Board as a Northeast Quarter Representative, filling a seated left open when Todd Inglee accepted the position of 2nd Vice Chair.Members of the CCA Board of Directors are: Frank Daley — President, from New Castle, CO; Bob Patterson, President Elect from Kim, CO; Tim Lehmann – 1st Vice President, from Powderhorn, CO; Todd Inglee — 2nd Vice President, from Arvada, CO; Brett Datteri — Treasurer, from Greeley, CO; Troy Marshall — Northeast Quarter Representative, from Burlington, CO; Robert Farnam — Northeast Quarter Representative, from Johnstown, CO; Mike Hogue — Northwest Quarter Representative, from Steamboat Springs, CO; Philip Anderson — Northwest Quarter Representative, from Walden, CO; Roy Oliver — Southwest Quarter Representative, from Alamosa, CO; Janie VanWinkle — Southwest Quarter Representative, from Fruita, CO; Bill Hancock — Southeast Quarter Representative, from Rocky Ford, CO; Steve Wooten — Southwest Quarter Representative, from Kim, CO; Gene Manuello – Immediate Past President, from Sterling, CO; and T. Wright Dickinson — Past President, from Maybell, CO.

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is the state’s only nonprofit trade organization exclusively representing Colorado’s cattle producers. Founded in 1867, CCA is the nation’s oldest state cattlemen’s association.

06-19-14 CCA/CLA News: Jack Whittier Honored with Honorary Life Membership…

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Dr. Jack Whittier was bestowed with the honor of a CCA Lifetime Membership Award @ 2014 Protein Producer Summit at the CO Springs Marriott

Dr. Jack Whittier was bestowed with the honor of a CCA Lifetime Membership Award @ 2014 Protein Producer Summit at the CO Springs Marriott

Colorado Springs, CO –June 19, 2014- Colorado Cattlemen’s Association has bestowed an honorary life membership on Dr. Jack Whittier, Ph.D. during the 2014 Protein Producer Summit.


Jack Whittier has served the beef industry exceptionally well as a professor and Extension Beef Specialist for Colorado State University. His passion for teaching and mentoring young producers is unequalled. He has spent his career promoting agriculture, and specifically the beef industry, to countless students. Additionally, Whittier has committed his time and resources to provide outreach to, and involvement in, Colorado’s beef-producing community.

Whittier joined the faculty of the Animal Science Department at Colorado State University in February of 1995. During his tenure, he held joint appointments with extension and research; allowing him to meet the needs of cattle producers and students. Much of his research has dealt with reducing costs associated with producing beef through improved use of forage management.
Whittier has served in a very important capacity on the Colorado Ranching Legacy Program which serves to educate new ranchers, and helps them to become successful in many areas of the beef-production industry.

Dr. Whittier has been very active in Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, serving as speaker in committees, on educational panels, and as a long-time participant in the Beef Improvement committee. He has recently accepted the position of Research and Extension Director for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center and Panhandle Extension District. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association appreciates his many years of leadership and proudly honors Dr. Jack Whittier as an honorary life member.

 

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is the state’s only nonprofit trade organization exclusively representing Colorado’s cattle producers. Founded in 1867, CCA is the nation’s oldest state cattlemen’s association.

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06-19-14 CCA/CLA News: Turkey Creek Ranch Receives 2014 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award…

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Colorado Springs, CO –June 16, 2014– The Turkey Creek Ranch owned and operated by Gary and Georgia Walker received the 2014 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award this week during the 2014 Protein Producer Summit. The Pueblo-based ranch consists of approximately 65,000 deeded acres, managed for both wildlife and livestock.

The acts of cattle ranching and wildlife management go hand in hand and the life’s work of the Walkers proves it. Under an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they re-introduced Black Footed Ferrets, which were once thought to be extinct, in eastern Colorado. “The Walkers balance a love of the land and a dedication to preserving wildlife with cattle ranching.” stated Gene Manuello, President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. “The fourteen years of sustained drought have put unfathomable pressure on producers in southeastern Colorado; the Walker’s forethought and planning included the installation of pipelines, water storage tanks and stock ponds which have played an integral part in the long-term viability of the Turkey Creek Ranch as a home to livestock and wildlife.”

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation. The Walkers received a $10,000 cash prize and a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold. Presented annually by the Sand County Foundation, the award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust are presenting partners of the award in Colorado.

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is the state’s only nonprofit trade organization exclusively representing Colorado’s cattle producers. Founded in 1867, CCA is the nation’s oldest state cattlemen’s association.

04-09-14 Ranching and a West That Works, Free Seminar at CSU April 24-25…

Header - Please enable images in your e-mail programFORT COLLINS – A free two-day conference focused on issues of ranching, land use, and sustainability will be held at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Theater on April 24- 25.

The Ranching and a West That Works conference is designed for a diverse audience – from students to families to business owners – who are encouraged to attend and learn from speakers who will explore ranching’s connections to water, food, sustainable grazing, public-private partnerships, livelihoods, rural economies and much more.

Ranching can build bridges between rural and urban communities through the twin connections of open space and food. Across the American West, ranching accounts for a majority of land use, both on private and on public lands. In fact, close to half of the private lands that surround our public lands belong to ranchers that graze livestock on public lands. There is a tight coupling of this land use that protects open space but also produces an important food item. This event will explore these connections and start important dialogue about new ideas for the future of ranching.

To RSVP for the conference contact Kellie.Clark@colostate.edu. For more information, visit www.coopext.colostate.edu/WR/ranchingcsu.shtml.

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01-09-14 Don’t Miss the 2014 CCA Mid Winter Conference Jan 21-22 in Denver…

You are invited to get involved and shape the future of your industry!

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Mid-Winter Conference is an opportunity for members to help establish the organization’s priorities. Attending this event lets you engage with legislators and provides the cattlemen’s view on issues and topics that will be addressed during the upcoming state legislative session.

Here in Colorado, the rural urban divide has never been more evident and the Mid-Winter Conference gives our members a platform to speak with members of the House and Senate, as well as legislative leadership and committee chairs. Politics is not a spectator sport. Those who take the time to show up get heard. Those who get heard will make a difference. CCA’s voice is strongest when it comes directly from its members. Please make plans to attend this year’s conference.

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12-27-13 *CCALT News* Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award…

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The Sand County Foundation, in partnership with Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust are now accepting applications for the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.Applications are due by February 3, 2014.

The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes landowners who exemplify the land ethic of Aldo Leopold, translating their love for the land into responsible stewardship and management.

10-23-13 *CCA NEWS* Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Nominees…

CCA-LeopoldCCA_Logo_WebsiteArvada, Colo. – (October 21, 2013) Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land TrustPeabody Energy and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association are accepting applications for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award honoring agricultural landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the $10,000 award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation and is presented annually.

Applications are due by February 3, 2014. Finalists and recipient will be announced in March. For complete application information, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org.

“The outstanding agricultural landowners we honor with the Leopold Conservation Award exemplify what it means to be leaders in conservation for the benefit of our environment,” said Brent Haglund,  Sand County Foundation President.

“Being a part of the Leopold Conservation Award is a great way to highlight the sustainability of the beef industry in Colorado through their environmental, economic, and societal viability,” said Terry Fankhauser, Executive Vice President for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.

The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”

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