Ag Day Celebration Sept. 8 Marks Start of Rams Football Season at Hughes Stadium, Raises Money for Scholarships

Kickoff the first home game of the 2007 Colorado State University football season with the 26th annual Ag Day barbecue. Enjoy a pre-game feast featuring Colorado-grown fare from 10-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hughes Stadium before the Colorado State Rams take on the University of California Golden Bears.

The Ag Day barbecue is a tradition that honors the university’s heritage and all proceeds of the barbecue fund scholarships to students of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State. It will feature Colorado commodities such as turkey, lamb, beef, pork, beans, potatoes, apples, ice cream, wheat bread, melons, milk, water, Pepsi products and Colorado-brewed beer.

Colorado-grown flowers will be available and a drawing from Ag Day barbecue ticket stubs will take place for two round-trip Frontier Airlines tickets. The National Western Stock Show will also have a booth. Agricultural activities and displays will also be on hand.

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.

The event takes place in the south parking lot at Hughes Stadium on Overland Trail between Drake and Prospect roads.

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 $45 for both a barbecue and game ticket, and are available online only  by logging on to, or For more information, call (970) 491-6497, however no ticket orders can be placed over the telephone.

Tickets will be mailed for online orders received before Aug. 22. All orders there after may be picked up at the Ag Day ticket office in the Shepardson Building on the main campus of Colorado State, or on Sept. 8 at the Ag Day will-call office south of Hughes Stadium in the Ag Day area.