Colorado State University Ag Day Slated for Sept. 25

Colorado State University’s 23rd annual Ag Day celebration and barbeque in conjunction with the Rams football game against Montana State will be held Sept. 25 at Hughes Stadium on Overland Trail between Drake Road and Prospect Road.

The Ag Day barbeque features Colorado fare such as lamb, beef, pork, beans, potatoes, melons, sweet corn, apples, cheese and milk. Flowers are also available. Barbeque times will be announced once the official game time is established, and the barbecue will precede the game by 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Tickets for the Ag Day barbeque are $15; combination tickets for the barbeque and the football game are $40.

The National Western Stock Show is providing two Frontier airline tickets to anywhere the airline flies, including Mexico and Alaska, to be given out via a drawing of Ag Day ticket stubs at the NWSS booth that day.

Ag Day is a salute to agriculture, which ranks in the top three industries in Colorado and the nation, and to the farmers, ranchers and agricultural-related businesses supporting the industry. The non-profit event is hosted by Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado agricultural organizations and associations, and Colorado State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Proceeds of the barbecue fund scholarships to Colorado State.

During the barbecue, Jim Heird, long-time coordinator of the event, will be honored. Heird, director of teaching and outreach at the Colorado State University Equine Center, has co-chaired the Ag Day planning committee since 1990 and will resign from that position after this year.

For barbecue tickets or combination tickets, call (970) 491-6497. Game tickets without the barbecue option are available for $30 through the athletic ticket office at 970-491-RAMS.

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