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Ag Day offers Colorado-grown feast and football

September 9, 2013

Thousands of Colorado State University students, alumni and friends are expected at Ag Day 2013, the 32nd annual football-day feast of Colorado-grown food.

The 32nd annual Ag Day will be Sept. 28. It's a game-day feast that showcases Colorado-grown food while raising money for CSU scholarships.Pregame barbecue at Hughes

Ag Day will run 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 on the south side of Hughes Stadium off Overland Trail in Fort Collins. The barbecue is open to the public and precedes the football game pitting the CSU Rams and UTEP Miners; kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

Advance tickets recommended

Advance meal tickets cost $17.50 each and may be purchased in combination with football tickets. Tickets and information are available on the Ag Day website.

Showcasing Colorado agriculture while funding scholarships

Watermelon is just one of the menu items at Ag Day.Ag Day showcases the bounty of Colorado agriculture while funding scholarships for students in the CSU College of Agricultural Sciences. During 2012-13, 20 CSU students received Ag Day scholarships.

“The College of Agricultural Sciences is pleased to help host Ag Day. It’s a hallmark event at CSU, and draws more than 3,000 people for a delicious game-day meal and a celebration of our state’s rich agricultural heritage,” said Craig Beyrouty, college dean and event co-chair. “Beyond the fun, it’s amazing to consider how many students have benefitted from Ag Day scholarships.”

Colorado’s leading commodity groups partner with the College of Agricultural Sciences to plan the event and provide the Ag Day feast.

The menu includes Colorado beef, pork, lamb, potatoes, beans, wheat and dairy products, watermelon and drinks.

Entertainment, highlights

The northern Colorado band Luke and the Cool Hands will entertain the crowd.

Ag Day 2013 precedes the CSU Rams vs. UTEP Miners football game at Hughes Stadium.Other Ag Day highlights:

  • Farm-themed activities for kids
  • Farm displays
  • CSU agricultural student groups

Sept. 28 designated Ag Day

Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed a State of Colorado Proclamation that designates Sept. 28, 2013 as CSU Ag Day.

“This 'green' event encourages consumers to buy locally,” the Proclamation states in part. “CSU and its partners continue to help ensure a positive future for Colorado’s agricultural industry – an industry that plays a vital role in our state’s economy.”

More information

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