Ag Appreciation Week: March 18-24, 2018

Wednesday, March 21 - Celebrate Agriculture Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 am , Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave
Invitation only

Saturday, March 17 - Art! Water! Working Ranches! (Water Discussion)
10 am - 1 pm, Depot Art Center, 1001 13th Street
Join an interactive discussion at noon with renowned local artist Chula Beauregard and Community Agriculture Alliance Director Marsha Daughenbaugh to better understand the generational connections between art, water and ranches in the Yampa Valley. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served.

​​Sunday, March 25 - Western BBQ

6 - 9 pm, Thunderhead Lodge, Steamboat Ski Resort

Reservations can be made through Ski Corp 970-871-5150 or visit

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Community Agriculture Alliance

The evening will feature locally sourced food, family friendly activities and the opportunity to meet with local ranchers.

Tuesday, March 20 - Ag in the Yampa Valley

2pm, Casey's Pond, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail

Open to the public

Wednesday, March 21 - Integrated Science for Sustainability
1pm, Allbright Family Auditorium (3rd Floor Academic Building) CMC, 1275 Crawford Ave

Guests are welcome to park anywhere on campus. Parking lots locaed above and below the Academic Building enable the easiest access (parking map). Note, parking above the Academic Building enables at-level access to the 3rd floor auditorium (i.e., no stairs)

​​​​Tuesday, March 20 - State of the River

5:30 – 8pm, Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Avenue

Speakers representing Colorado River District, Colorado Division of Water Resources, Colorado Water Trust, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, Colorado Climate Center and the Yampa-White-Green Round Table will address water leasing and banking programs, current snowpack conditions, water administration, Colorado and Yampa River conditions and Round Table issues.  Complimentary Supper will be served.Hosted by Colorado River District, Community Agriculture Alliance, YWG Round Table

Thank you to all of our partners:

Adam Zabel - Bud Werner Memorial Library - Butcher Knife Brewing - Casey's Pond - Chula Beauregard - City of Steamboat Springs - Colorado Mountain College - Colorado Parks & Wildlife - CSU Routt County Extension - Elkstone Farm - Great American Laughing Stock Company - Harwigs - Historic Routt County - LiftUp of Routt County - Mainstreet Steamboat - Moots - Mountain Tap Brewery - Northwest Colorado Farmer's Union - Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism Program - PostNet - River Network - Routt County - Routt County 4-H - Routt County Building Department - Routt County Cattlemen - Routt County Cattlewomen - Routt County Environmental Health - Routt County Planning - Routt County Road & Bridge - Routt County Weed Program - Saddle Mountain Ranch - Sidney Peak Ranch - Soroco FFA - Steamboat Art Depot Center - Steamboat Art Museum - Steamboat Ski & Resort - Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort - Steamboat Pilot & Today - Tread of Pioneers Museum - US Forest Service - Yampa Valley Community Foundation - Yampa Valley Electric - Yampa Valley Land Trust - Yampa Valley Sustainability Council - Yampatika

Monday, March 19 - Heritage Agriculture Storytelling
6:30 pm, Library Hall, Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave
A night of storytelling: Longtime perspectives on growing up in the Yampa Valley.​
Join us for a conversation with locals who have a rich hands-on history of growing up in traditional agriculture around the Yampa Valley. The evening's conversation will include topics as varied as homesteading, ranching, farming, rural schools, community life and skiing. Featuring speakers from North Routt, Hayden, and South Routt
This program is presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library, Community Agriculture Alliance and Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Ag Appreciation Week (National Ag Week) is a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture.  Agriculture provides most everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. National and local efforts educate millions of consumers and ask "Where would YOU be without agriculture?  Naked and Hungry!"
Since 2013 Ag Week has become CAA's largest fund raising effort. Area businesses, individuals and organizations sponsor our efforts with annual membership contributions and sponsorships.  Please consider joining us and support local ag!


Local food promotions at participating restaurants:

Besame -  Big House Burger - Butcherknife Brewing - Cloverdale Restaurant - Creekside Cafe - Harwigs - Laundry - Mambo Italiano - Mazzolla's - Moe's Original Barbeque - Mountain Tap Brewery - Rex's - Salt & Lime - Smell that Bread Bakery - Taco Cabo - Western BBQ

Featured token Tuesday beneficiary at Mountain Tap Brewery

Raffle for painting by Chula Beauregard

Thursday, March 22 - Creating Your Own Power with Water

11:30-1, Veterans Hall, 419 East Victory Way, Craig
5:00-7:00, Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Avenue

Sam Anderson, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Erin Light, and the Colorado Division of Water Resources will share in presenting identical workshops
 to explore innovations, local success stories, water law and funding for micro-hydro water projects.
Complimentary lunch will be served in Craig. 
Complimentary supper will be served in Steamboat. RSVP required by Tuesday, March 20. 970-879-437
Hosted by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Community Agriculture Alliance, YWG Round Table

Friday, March 23 - Local Food Sampling

11:30-1:30pm, CAA Market, 141 9th Street 

​Featuring foods from Caitlyn Kryder and Innovative Ag