First Cattlewomen’s College set for Oct. 26

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    By Robin Young
    PREVIEW Columnist

    Colorado State University (CSU) Extension is excited to announce the first Cattlewomen’s College (CWC) that features Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification, a learning how to “Share Your Story” social media session, meat selection tools, Meat Science Boot Camp, financial resources and rangeland health and outlook in a one-day, in-person with a virtual option workshop.

    The Cattlewomen’s College will be held Oct. 26 at the CSU Extension office. The charge is only $10 with lunch included. The class will go from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Lacey Taylor, Cheyenne County agent and program creator, said, “This workshop was inspired by Florida Extension educators when I attended the Joint Council of Extension Professionals Leadership Conference in 2020. These educators incorporated tools for producers in Florida and I realized this would be a timely opportunity for any person aspiring to be involved with the beef industry.

    “Women have been a critical part of farm and ranch operations across the country — and around the globe — for centuries. But, now, as women in agriculture, we have a unique opportunity to be the change we want to see in our industry. We must build on the incredible legacy of stewardship, innovation and productivity and help one another succeed now and moving into the future.

    “Whether it is a farm business that feeds the world, land that you leave better than you found it or a relationship that empowers and supports your community, industry and neighbors — there are many ways to build and grow your contribution to agriculture. The time is now for each of us to step up to the plate and take on these challenges” (USDA https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/women-agriculture).

    Please go to https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScYo5S8knWE2c…/viewform to register, or go to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CSUARCHCTY/.

    Upcoming events

    Oct. 19, 4 to 6 p.m.: Shred it. Bring up to three boxes of paper and make a donation to support 4-H. Downtown TBK parking lot. 

    Oct. 20, 4:30 to 6 p.m. 4-H open house at the Extension office. Please visit the website, Facebook or call for times to sign up. 

    Oct. 26, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Cattlewomen’s College. Please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYo5S8knWE2cKU0NTTfql2qbuHrZ8zV8pJ91eugyPhuBN4OQ/viewform to register. See our Facebook page for more information.