History Colorado’s Dr Chris Bowles & The BARN’s Brian Allmer

Inside the Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches Program with History Colorado’s Dr. Chris Bowles…

The BARN – Briggsdale, CO – August 2, 2021 – Across the nation, family farms and ranches, historic barns and other agricultural sites are disappearing at an alarming rate. In Colorado, the family farm and working cattle ranch serve as a reminder of how the West was settled. The contributions of Colorado’s ranching and farming families have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in farming methods, drought, and economic conditions to preserve these important pieces of our state’s commercial and cultural history. Since 1986 the Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches program was created by the late Governor Richard D. Lamm, the Colorado Historical Society (which is now History Colorado) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development.

Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss the Colorado Centennial Farms and Ranches Program is Dr Chris Bowles, Director of Preservation Incentives Programs/Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at History Colorado within the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office

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REMINDER: History Colorado invites all of the Colorado Centennial Farm & Ranch families for both 2020 and 2021 to attend the celebration at the 2021 Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo on August 27th, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Weatherport Tent. Complete details about the event and History Colorado’s Centennial Farm & Ranch Program is available online at https://www.historycolorado.org/centennial-farms-ranches

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Tucker 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.