First Ag Day Ever Held on CSU Campus Before Abilene Christian Game
Ag Day has a new location. For the first time in its history, Ag Day will be celebrated on the Colorado State University campus, within walking distance of the new on-campus stadium. The Ag Day BBQ will be held on the west lawn of the Lory Student Center prior to the Rams versus Abilene Christian University game on Saturday, September 9. Festivities begin four hours before kickoff, with the BBQ beginning two and a half hours before kickoff.
What is Ag Day?
The 36th annual event has grown dramatically through the years and now annually draws some 3,500 people for a football-day feast of Colorado-grown food.
Ag Day showcases commodities that have blossomed in Colorado with knowledge gained from CSU research. The event, which started with beef as its primary feature, now traditionally includes a number of other local commodities such as lamb, pork, beans, potatoes, onions, wheat and dairy products, and more.
Ag Day & 4-H
For the second year, Colorado 4-H and Ag Day will be celebrated together with interactive activities and games for youth and families throughout the day, along with giveaways and information about how to join 4-H.
4-H raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win a Ford F-150 truck, donated by local Ford dealers. The winning ticket will be drawn during 4-H Day festivities, and proceeds from the raffle will support 4-H programs statewide.
Ag Day Supports Scholarships
Ag Day proceeds also provide critical funding for scholarships granted to deserving students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Each year, the event typically funds between 15 and 20 student scholarships amounting to $2,000 each. Since 2000 alone, Ag Day has funded more than 200 scholarships totaling more than $420,000 for agricultural students.
Tickets for both the football game and BBQ, or just the BBQ, are available at the Ag Day website or by calling (800) 491-RAMS (7267).