Ag Day Kicks Off Home Football Season This Saturday

Come enjoy Colorado grown fare during the 28th annual Colorado State University Ag Day barbecue this Saturday, Sept. 12.

The pre-game feast, which includes Colorado-produced beef, pork and lamb, as well as Centennial State-grown beans, potatoes, fruits, flowers and wheat bread, will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the south parking lot at Hughes Stadium. Pepsi products will be available for participants to help wash down their meal. For participants 21 years of age and older, Colorado-brewed Coors beer will also be available. At 3 p.m., the Colorado State Rams will take on the Weber State Wildcats in the home football opener at Sonny Lubick Field.

Ag Day honors the university’s rich agricultural tradition as well as the importance of the agriculture industry in the state. Agriculture is the second-largest industry in Colorado, providing more than 86,000 jobs and bringing in more than $12 billion to the state’s economy.

All proceeds from Ag Day ticket sales will fund scholarships for Colorado State students. In all, 15 Ag Day scholarships for $2,000 each have been awarded to College of Agricultural Sciences students for the 2009-2010 school year.

Ag Day festivities include live music from Kenny Cordova and the Olde Rock Band, plus agricultural displays and activities. A drawing from Ag Day ticket holders will take place for two round-trip airline tickets on Frontier Airlines courtesy of the National Western Stock Show.

A limited number of barbecue tickets are still available and can be ordered online or in-person. Pre-purchased tickets are less than $20. Information is available at or (970) 491-6497; however no orders will be taken at this number. Tickets for the barbecue on the day of the event are $20. There are also a limited number of combination barbecue and football tickets available.

The event is hosted by Colorado commodity groups, agricultural organizations and associations, Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Colorado State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

For more information, visit or call (970) 491-6497.