Ag Day Barbecue, Home Opener Football Game Set for Sept. 24

The great tradition of good food and football continues at Colorado State University’s annual Ag Day from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The annual feast, which includes a smorgasbord of barbecue fare, will be held at Hughes Stadium before the 4 p.m. kickoff of the Rams’ first 2005 home football game against the University of Nevada-Reno.

     The menu for the 24-year-old Ag Day tradition, which honors the university’s heritage with food raised in Colorado, will include lamb, beef, pork, turkey, beans, potatoes, corn on the cob, apples, ice cream, homemade wheat bread, melons, milk, pop, water, and beer brewed with barley raised by Colorado farmers. The barbecue will be held in the south parking lot at Hughes Stadium on Overland Trail between Drake and Prospect roads. Colorado-grown flowers also will be available.

The celebration also includes live entertainment by K.C. Yates and The Morning Star band, sponsored by K99, before the game. The band is provided by K99 radio, which will be broadcasting live from the event.

Proceeds of the barbecue fund scholarships to Colorado State. Each year, the event funds six to nine $1,500 to $2,000 scholarships, depending on net proceeds, for students who attend the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences in any major.

The celebration of Colorado’s agricultural heritage and the university’s roots in agriculture takes place each year at the stadium. The event is sponsored by Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado agricultural organizations and Colorado State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Tickets for the Ag Day barbeque are $15 and are available at (970) 491-6497. All football tickets must be purchased from the Athletic Ticket Office at (970) 491-7267; combination barbecue and game ticket packages are no longer available.