Shivley Named Friend of Cooperative Extension at Annual Awards

Al Shivley, former president and CEO of the American Pride Co-op in Brighton, was recognized with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Friend of Extension Award at the organization’s annual awards ceremony on Dec. 9.

The award is given each year by the Cooperative Extension professional fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Phi, to recognize businesses or individuals who make significant contributions to Cooperative Extension in Colorado.

During his tenure at American Pride Co-op, which began in 1967, Shivley worked closely with Colorado State University, including serving on advisory committees for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics within the College of Agricultural Sciences. He also is a guest lecturer at the university and speaks at Cooperative Extension seminars.

Shivley also serves a the president of the Adams County Fair and Rodeo Association and chairs the Adams County 4-H foundation, an organization supporting Colorado State Cooperative Extension’s

4-H program. He also served as president of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce.

Shivley has previously been recognized for his support to the community with the Economic Developer of the Year award and Outstanding Contributor to the Community Services Award. He encourages key management at American Pride to participate in the community by serving in various capacities, such as on advisory boards. Colorado State Cooperative Extension in Adams County has American Pride employees on three advisory boards.

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