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Join us for a CCAC Spring Forum Webinar
Join us on March 24, 2021 for an afternoon Spring Forum Webinar to discuss what's new in the corn world! We will be hearing from a great panel of speakers on global and local markets, have a pesticide update, see a presentation on corn marketing and finish up with updates on research projects the CCAC has invested in.

Schedule:
  • 12:00-1:15pm: Welcome and Panel Discussion on global and local markets with Reece Cannady, Manager of Global Trade for the U.S. Grains Council; Nick Leiding, Senior Merchandiser for West Plains LLC; Joe Schuele, Vice President of Communications for the U.S. Meat Export Federation and Chris Allen, Vice President of Dairy Marketing and Economic Analysis, Dairy Farmers of America
  • 1:15-1:30pm: Annual Review with Jeremy Fix, President, CCAC and Nicholas Colglazier, Executive Director, CCAC
  • 1:30-2:00pm: Pesticide Update with Lanny Huston, Certified Crop Adviser
  • 2:00-2:15pm: Break
  • 2:15-3:15pm: Corn Marketing with Dr. Brent Young, Agricultural Business Management Economist with Colorado State University Extension
  • 3:15-4:15pm: Research Project Reports with Reza Kashavarz, Ph.D. and Chad Godsey, Ph.D.

BONUS: If you attend the full webinar on March 24 and are a corn producer in Colorado, you can attend a Pesticide Applicator Workshop with Mountain West PEST on March 25 for free! This is a live online core credit training via Zoom Webinars.

To learn more about our speakers and their topics CCAC webinar, please visit https://coloradocorn.com/event/spring-forum-2021/ or you can register here.

E-mail media@coloradocorn.com for more information.
Colorado Meat In Day - March 20
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The CCAC is a proud supporter of agricultural producers in the meat industry.

On March 20th, there are bountiful opportunities to #MeatIn. You can find resources on this day here, and a list of events that are happening across the state here.

Thank you to our partners at the Colorado Cattlemen's Association for compiling a list of events.
Annual Survey - Give us your Feedback!
The CCAC is also conducting a survey as we prepare to update our strategic plan. It is very important to the Board of Directors and the staff that we are serving the corn producers of the state in the best way that we can - and that means we need your feedback! Please fill out the short survey, and let us know how we are doing. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey no later than March 16.
Help Kick Off National Ag Day – Attend the Virtual Celebration
You’re invited to the National Ag Day Virtual Celebration on March 23 at 8:30 a.m. (CDT). Sign up for this FREE event and join us in recognizing the hard work and contributions of America’s agriculture.

Over the past year, we’ve seen how essential ag is to our nation. Help honor American agriculture on #AgDay21.

Food brings everyone to the table. And for nearly 50 years, Ag Day has celebrated the importance of American agriculture. You’ll hear from government leaders on the industry’s economic growth opportunities and how the future will be shaped by lessons learned during the pandemic.

The Virtual Celebration also will feature:
  • Highlights of grassroots activities and the student program
  • Winning written and video essays
  • Outstanding Young Farmer address
  • Tributes to agriculture
  • And more!

Say thank you to our farmers and kick off Ag Day. Register now for the Virtual Celebration on March 23!
UK Announcement On Standardizing E10 Is Welcome News Amid Push To Cut Emissions And Meet Paris Commitments
On February 26, the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and Renewable Fuels Association released a statement following the United Kingdom’s (UK) announcement to introduce a ten percent ethanol blend standard (E10) nationwide by September of this year: 
  
“The United Kingdom’s introduction of an E10 ethanol blend comes amid a global push to decarbonize the transportation sector and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is a welcome announcement that will benefit the health of U.K. residents, create more jobs, and accelerate the country’s goal of a zero-emissions future. It is also another example of how biofuels like ethanol are being used to help countries achieve their climate targets. We look forward to the environmental benefits that E10 will bring not only to the U.K., but to decarbonization efforts across the world.”

Aging, Alzheimer’s, and Agriculture: A conversation on the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s 
Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior changes that interfere with daily living. Learn about common warning signs of Alzheimer's and what symptoms to look for in yourself and others, as well as tips to approach someone who is experiencing changes in their memory, the benefit of early detection and diagnosis, and more. 

Join the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, along with many other ag groups, on Wednesday, March 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in a free live webinar format to learn more.

Please call 1-800-272-3900 to register or click on the REGISTER HERE button below.
Program Sign-Up Deadlines
There are several deadlines coming up this month that you should be aware of:
  • CFAP deadline: The deadline of February 26 has been eliminated and USDA’s Farm Service Agency will continue to accept applications during the evaluation period. Interested applicants will have at least an additional 30 days to sign up after any decision is announced.
  • ARC-PLC annual sign-up by March 15, 2021 
  • Marketing Assistance Loans sign-up by March 31, 2021
  • Conservation Reserve Program sign-up by April 23, 2021

To learn more about these programs, please visit https://www.farmers.gov/program-deadlines
Upcoming Events
March
17
CCAC Board of Directors Meeting
The CCAC Board of Directors will meet for their quarterly meeting on March 17. If you would like information on this meeting, please contact Nick Colglazier, ncolglazier@coloradocorn.com
March
20
Colorado Meat In Day
The CCAC is a proud supporter of agricultural producers in the meat industry. On March 20, producers across the state will be gathering to celebrate Meat In Day.

You can find resources on this event here, and a list of events that are happening across the state on March 20 here.
March
23
Colorado/National Ag Day
Say thank you to our farmers and kick off Ag Day. Register now for the Virtual Celebration on March 23!
March
24
CCAC Spring Forum
Join us in the afternoon on March 24 for a spring forum featuring a panel discussion, information from researchers and a presentation on corn marketing. You can register today for this free webinar here.
Who is Colorado Corn?
The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado's corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in Colorado) are invested in research, market development, outreach and other various endeavors.

Learn more about the work of our organization at www.coloradocorn.com.
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