Upcoming Local Events
Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council present GROUNDED, an evening of multimedia storytelling to honor Colorado Public Lands Day.
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2019 State of the River
Tuesday April 2nd
Moffat County Pavilion
5:30pm-8:00pm (Dinner provided)

Wednesday April 3rd
Steamboat Spring Community Center
5:30pm-8:00pm (Dinner provided)

Save the Dates:
CCA Annual Convention
June 17-19
Steamboat Springs, Co
CAA Ag Appreciation Week!
March 17-24
Save the Dates!
 CAA Ag Week Events
Free Coffee Friday Free
Fri, March 15 9-11am
CAA Friday Farmers Market,
141 9 th Street      
Steamboat Coffee Co and Steamboat Radio/KBCR

Western BBQ-Local Ag Night
Sun, March 17       6-9pm
Steamboat Ski Corp, Thunderhead Lodge.
Reservations at steamboat.com
Featuring local food, area ranchers and a portion of ticket sales donated to CAA

Ag Week Kick-Off and Sale Free
Mon, March 18     9-11am
Elk River Pet & Ranch,
2680 Copper Ridge Circle
coffee & treats, 15% discount for CAA members * must mention at register
Heritage Ag Storytelling Free
Mon, March 18      6:30-8pm
Olympian Hall, Howelsen Lodge
Featuring Linda Long, Bill Gay and Connie Wagner
CMC Sustainability Class Free
Tues, March 19      3-5pm
Colorado Mountain College,
Allbright Auditorium.
Panel discussion on ag and food systems for a sustainable future
Past, Present and Future of Ag Free
ues, March 19   6:30-7:30pm
Location TBD, FFA   
Three generations of Rossi family share stories of local ag
Ag Breakfast $6/person
Wed, March 20  7:30-8:30am
Steamboat Community Center, $6, purchase tickets before 3/15 at communityagalliance.org
Learn about local agriculture with ranchers, farmers and ag organizations. Breakfast burritos featuring local food ingredients.

Beer & Backyard Ag Free
Thurs, March 21 5:30-6:30pm
Storm Peak Brewery,
1885 Elk River Plaza
Overview of backyard gardening, beekeeping, and chickens.
Friday Farmers Market Free
Fri, March 22   9-5pm
CAA Friday Farmers Market,
141 9 th Street                         
Meet Your Producer: Sunset Valley Meats. Featuring local beef.
Taste of Routt County Free
Fri, March 29   12-1pm
Tread of Pioneer Museum,
800 Oak Street                       
Learn about ranching, hunting and taste local food!
Resources and Information
Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches application now open
History Colorado is seeking eligible applicants for the 2019 Centennial Farms & Ranches ceremony to be held at the Colorado State Fair in Aug. 2019. The Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches program honors the important role agriculture has played in our state's history, economic development, and modern-day well-being. The program is a collaboration between History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

To earn recognition as a Colorado Centennial Farm or Ranch, a property must:
  • Have remained in the same family continuously for 100 years or more.
  • Be a working farm or ranch.
  • Have a minimum of 160 acres—however, properties with fewer than 160 acres can qualify if they gross at least $1,000 in annual sales.
  • Properties that have four or more well-maintained structures—that are at least 50 years old—are also eligible for a Historic Structures Award.

Applicants must provide information about the history of their property and its buildings and demonstrate that the farm or ranch meets the program's requirements. If they are applying for a Historic Structures Award, applicants must submit photos of the eligible buildings or structures.
T he deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 . To apply or learn more, please visit www.historycolorado.org/centennial-farms-ranches or call (303) 866-3392.
Financial Management Webinar
Thursday March 14, 2019
Register by 3/12
HPP seeking livestock grower representative
The Upper Yampa River HPP committee is seeking an individual interested in serving as a livestock grower representative.
The Habitat Partnership Program (HPP), funded by revenue from the sale of big game licenses, works through local committees to develop partnerships among landowners, land managers, sportspersons, the public and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to reduce conflicts caused by deer, elk, pronghorn and moose to agriculture. HPP also assists CPW to meet game management objectives for deer, elk, pronghorn and moose. HPP committees are responsible for finding local solutions to local problems.
Meetings are typically held on the second Monday evening of every month at the Steamboat Springs CPW Service Center. If you would like to be considered please submit your name and contact information no later than Monday March 25, 2019.
AWM Kris Middledorf (970)819-3150- kris.middledorf@state.co.us
Samantha Sorensen (970)947-2961- samantha.sorensen@state.co.us
Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears,
Wolves and Elk
How can we as landowners share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife?

 In this new guide, western landowners offer a variety of solutions based on their own experience.
A quick thank you to some of our lead sponsors