Colorado State Day at National Western Stock Show Includes Festivities, Awards, Celebration of Long-Term Relationship

Colorado State University and the National Western Stock Show together will celebrate their agricultural and Western heritage on Jan. 19, the official NWSS Colorado State University Agriculture Outreach Day.

Colorado State will name the 2002 Livestock Leader and host a social for alumni and friends to mark the day. Prior to the social, alumni and their families and friends can attend the day’s first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo of the day at 11 a.m.

"Colorado State University has a long-standing relationship with and involvement in the National Western Stock Show. Many faculty, students and alumni serve the NWSS in one capacity or another as judges, livestock superintendents, interns and other staff members," said Jim Heird, vice provost for Agriculture and dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

The Livestock Leader award is given by faculty from Colorado State’s Department of Animal Sciences to a person who has made significant contributions to the livestock industry. The award was bestowed by Colorado State in 1960-73, in 1976, and resumed annually in 1986.

This year’s recipient will be named during the College of Agricultural Sciences social.

The social, the largest College of Agricultural Sciences alumni event, will be from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Northglenn. The event will include comments from Colorado State President Albert Yates, an update of college activities and an introduction of donors and special guests.