Colorado State University Faculty, Staff, Friends: Save on Tickets to the National Western Stock Show

Come one, come all, and save money on tickets to the National Western Stock Show. Colorado State University employees, families, friends and guests are eligible for discounted prices on reserved seating at the National Western Stock Show on CSU Day Saturday, Jan. 19.

CSU Day at the Stock Show is a celebration of Western heritage and Ram pride. Enjoy discounted rodeo tickets, free CSU giveaways and pictures with CAM the Ram. The discounted $17-$22 rodeo ticket includes entry to the Stock Show grounds, the 11 a.m. Pro Rodeo, mutton bustin’ competitions, entertainment and more. To purchase tickets visit For more information, call (303) 376-2624 or e-mail

The Stock Show runs Jan. 12-27 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. CSU has a long and storied connection to the National Western Stock Show, one of Denver’s and the Rocky Mountain West’s most anticipated annual traditions.

Along with CSU Day at the Stock Show, there are several other events where faculty, staff and friends of CSU can receive discounted tickets. Each ticket includes free grounds admission on the day of the performance. Prices offered for these events are not available to the general public. Through this special offer, tickets are free of a service charge which is an additional savings of $4.50 per ticket. To order tickets, visit

While at the Stock Show, plan to stop by the CSU exhibit booth, located on the third floor of the Hall of Education, for information on academic programs, giveaways and more. The booth will be staffed during the entire 16-day run of the Stock Show. Among the exhibitors: Colorado State Forest Service, Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences, CSU Seedstock Merchandising Team, Online Plus, Admissions, 4-H, Alumni, External Relations, University Advancement and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

CSU’s Ag Adventure, located next to the CSU booth, is an interactive exhibit in conjunction with several Colorado commodity groups that will help teach children about where their food comes from. The exhibit includes information from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Farm Bureau and commodity groups such as beef, dairy, eggs, potatoes, corn, wheat and honey producers.

Guided tours are offered to about 20,000 school-aged children from the Denver metro area during the weekdays and other busy times, but self-guided tours are also available during off-hours. In all, more than 70,000 people visited Ag Adventure last year.

The CSU Seedstock Merchandising Team, a select group of 8 undergraduate students, will be competing at the National Western Stock Show with 3 pens of cattle. The students selected these cattle from the 2012-born calf crop produced at CSU’s Agricultural Research, Development, and Education Center in Fort Collins. Since selecting them this fall, the team has been developing and preparing these cattle for the upcoming show.

The team will have cattle at the Stock Show from January 12-19 (CSU day at the Stock Show). During that time, students will host a CSU booth in "the yards” and in addition to displaying their show cattle they will be promoting the upcoming CSU bull sale at ARDEC, which will be held on March 23, 2013 – the 37th annual sale. Students will show their pens of Hereford cattle on Friday, Jan. 18. On Jan. 17, the Seedstock Team will be hosting a complimentary lunch for CSU buyers, alumni and friends at the yard pen next to the Livestock Auction Arena.