The threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza is still fully present across Colorado and the country. With multiple new detections in Colorado over the past week, the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office is continuing to promote biosecurity practices as the best method to prevent the introduction of the disease fatal to birds and poultry.
Soon all eggs sold at Colorado grocery stores will be from cage-free hens.
The Colorado State Fair celebrated its 150th year with 461,104 visitors who traveled to Pueblo to have fun, support the next generation of agriculture, and learn more about one of our state’s primary economic drivers: agriculture.
While attendance overall exceeded that from 2021 by only one percent, Fiesta Day, celebrated Sunday, September 4, 2022, saw the largest single day of attendance in 13 years, with 69,562 visitors who walked through the gates.
September brings bountiful local produce for all in Colorado to enjoy. This month we’re featuring a Colorado staple: sweet corn. Chef Jason Morse brings us this popular and prized crop as a classic comfort food perfect for the end of summer evenings.
Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Auction Brings In More Than $491,000 to Benefit Colorado Youth
The 2022 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale held yesterday at the Colorado State Fair, raised more than $491,000 in the auction of 139 animals raised and shown by young people from across Colorado. The 2022 Grand Champion Market Beef, raised by Stetson Gabel of Weld County, was sold for $58,000 at today’s event and was purchased by Sam Brown and Family.
Anne's À La Mode Wins Esteemed Golden Plate Award
Nine food trucks competed for culinary honors during the second annual Governor’s Plate competition today at the Colorado State Fair. Anne's À La Mode was crowned the Governor’s Plate winner in the Colorado-sourced food competition. The mobile restaurant took home the coveted Golden Plate award, while Papa Mario’s, the 2021 champion, was recognized as the People’s Choice winner.
Colorado’s heritage and agricultural roots will be on display at the 150th Colorado State Fair, which opens today, August 26, 2022, at 11 a.m. MT and continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022, at the State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. The 2022 theme is “150 Years of Fun” and a record-setting number of attractions and entertainment offerings are planned for the 11-day event.
USDA Under Secretary Bonnie, Agriculture Commissioner Greenberg Discuss Agency Alignment on Climate Smart Ag Programs
Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg met today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Robert Bonnie to discuss the alignment between the state and federal agencies on climate resilience and stewardship of natural and working lands. They were joined by Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) state director Kent Peppler and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Clint Evans and others leading climate work for the federal government.
The 150th Colorado State Fair kicks off this Friday, when the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo will be bustling with hundreds of activities aimed at delighting fairgoers both young and old. This year’s State Fair runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022 and will be a sesquicentennial celebration filled with special events and attractions, as well as returning beloved fair favorites.
Livestock owners looking for alfalfa, grass, mix, or other hay products can connect directly with hay producers in their region of Colorado by using the 2022 Colorado Hay Directory. The directory listings include the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed free status, and identifies organic hay.