Colorado State University’s Collegiate CattleWomen Ready for Annual Dinner and Seminar

Colorado cattlewoman and industry leader Robbie LeValley will be guest speaker at the 10th annual Calf to Brisket fundraising dinner and seminar hosted by Colorado State University’s Collegiate CattleWomen.

The event is open to the public and is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Taylor Center on the grounds of CSU’s Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center, 4616 N.E. Frontage Road north of Fort Collins. Tickets cost $20 each and must be reserved by Oct. 8 for meal planning.

Calf to Brisket raises money for CSU’s Collegiate CattleWomen, a group of Animal Sciences students who help promote the beef industry. Students in the club participate in a number of events, including the National Cattleman’s Beef Association annual convention.

LeValley, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science at CSU, will discuss the role of professional women in the cattle industry. She is a past president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and has served on the board of directors for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

A third-generation rancher in Hotchkiss, Colo., LeValley is a founder of Colorado Homestead Ranches, a six-family cooperative based in Delta that markets natural beef products directly to consumers. The innovative company sells beef raised on the family-owned and family-run ranches.

LeValley, who has testified before a congressional committee regarding livestock-industry regulations, also is the former Extension range and livestock specialist for the Tri River Area on Colorado’s Western Slope.

Calf to Brisket will feature a dinner of smoked beef brisket. For more information and to reserve tickets, email or call (970) 491-2450.