Colorado State University’s Ag Day Celebrates 25 Years Sept. 2

Colorado State University’s annual Ag Day barbecue celebrates its 25th year from noon-2:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, before the 3 p.m. kickoff of the Rams’ first 2006 home football game against the Weber State University Wildcats.

The Ag Day barbecue, a 25-year-old tradition that honors the university’s heritage, features Colorado fare such as turkey, lamb, beef, pork, beans, potatoes, corn on the cob, apples, ice cream, wheat bread, melons, milk, pop, water and beer brewed with barley raised by Colorado farmers. The event takes place in the south parking lot at Hughes Stadium on Overland Trail between Drake and Prospect roads.

Colorado-grown flowers also will be available and a drawing from Ag Day barbecue ticket stubs will take place for two round-trip airline tickets.

The celebration of Colorado’s agricultural heritage and the university’s roots in agriculture takes place each year at the stadium, under the university’s historic "A" on the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir. The "A," which is made of piled rocks and is white-washed each year by Colorado State students, dates to the years when the university’s nickname was Aggies.  

In addition to the barbecue, which typically draws about 3,500 people, the day includes agricultural displays, live music and a live radio broadcast from K99 radio before concluding with the football game. Proceeds of the barbecue fund scholarships to students of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State.

Ag Day is hosted by Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Colorado agricultural organizations and associations.

Tickets for the Ag Day barbeque are $15 or $35 for both a barbecue and game ticket, and are available at (970) 491-6497.