Judy Johnson is the 2019 Colorado Farm Show’s Volunteer of the Year – Listen to her Interview!

BRIGGSDALE, CO – December 31, 2018 – The Colorado Farm Show has named Judy Johnson as their Volunteer of the Year for 2019. Johnson took time to visit with The BARN recently regarding the honor…

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Check out the article that Rachel Gabel of The Fence Post wrote from The BARN’s interview, which will appear in the 2019 CO Farm Show Brochure too!

Mark your Calendars!

The 55th Annual Colorado Farm Show is set for January 29-31, 2019 in Greeley, Colorado

“If you eat it, drink it or wear it, agriculture produced it!”

The Colorado Farm Show Board and volunteers hope you are making plans to attend the 2019 Colorado Farm Show. This 55th Annual event is one of the largest – and oldest – farm shows in the nation. The 3-day show will be held January 29, 30 & 31, 2019 at the Island Grove Regional Park, Weld County in Greeley, Colorado.

To see a complete schedule and view the online brochure for the 55th Colorado Farm Show, Jan 29-31, 2019, please visit www.coloradofarmshow.com. 

There is no admission fee to attend, simply a $5 parking fee, which includes complimentary shuttle service from your car to the front door. There is no limit on how many people you can load in your car, truck, semi or tractor for that matter…So, we hope YOU are making plans to attend each and every day!

Here are some ag facts to ponder about agriculture in Colorado and our host location of Weld County:

  • According to the USDA’s 2017 Economic Research Service (ERS) data, Colorado ranked 22nd nationally for total state cash receipts for all commodities at $6.781 Billion, representing 1.8% of Cash Receipts for all commodities in the United States.
  • According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, Total Value of Agricultural Products Sold in Colorado was $7.78 Billion, establishing Colorado 20th in the nation.
  • And the Total Value of Agriculture Products Sold in Weld County alone was $1.860 Billion, ranking 1st in Colorado and 9th in the nation.

These facts make this year’s theme, “If you eat it, drink it or wear it, agriculture produced it!” even more fitting. 

This year’s Colorado Farm Show will feature close to 300 ag-related exhibitors. It will draw in more than 30,000 visitors from throughout the region who are interested in learning more about ag products, services, and machinery. There are tons of educational breakout sessions over the 3-day show, topics of which include:

Beef, Equine, Dairy, Sheep, Colorado Produce, Colorado Agriculture Education Days, Ag Spotlight, Ag Outlook, Colorado Weather Report, Climate Smart Ag, Partners in Ag & many more…

The Colorado Farm Show is also proud to support area youth pursuing a degree in an Agricultural field of study at the College or University of their choice. The CFS will award over $27,000 in college scholarships this year and has awarded over $207,000 total during its existence.

Special thanks to John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for supplying the Colorado Farm Show Board members with Dodge Ram Trucks to utilize during the show and one to use year-round, to help promote the 55th Anniversary Colorado Farm Show.

We hope to see you all there!

Sincerely,

Brian Allmer, Marketing Chair

12-29-18 Judy Johnson is the 2019 Colorado Farm Show’s Volunteer of the Year – Listen to her Interview!

 
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Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.