54th Annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth

54th Annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperative Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth
Over $10 Million Raised for Ag Youth in 36 Years

The 54thColorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair accumulated approximately $502,525 from generous buyers supporting the state’s agricultural youth.

“For over 50 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has been the preeminent event for Colorado’s 4-H and FFA youth and this sale is a reflection of their hard work,” said State Fair General Manager Sarah Cummings. “We would like to thank and recognize the generous bidders who make this experience possible for Colorado’s agricultural youth. Without their patronage the sale could not be as successful as it has become.”

The Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness as it demonstrates the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.

In the last 36 years, the Sale has raised nearly $10.3 million for the youth involved in Colorado’s 4-H and FFA programs. In 2016, the JLS raised over $493,500. The winners from PVREA's service area:

Grand Beef Julia Frye, Johnstown, CO
Grand Hog Vada Vickland, Longmont, CO 
Grand Lamb Caitlyn Anderson, Ault, CO
Grand Rabbits Adian Datteri, Greeley, CO 
Reserve Turkey Colton Steinke, Eaton, CO 

The Colorado State Fair was sponsored by the following Colorado electric cooperatives and their affiliates:

Colorado Country Life magazine; the Colorado Rural Electric Association; the Colorado Rural Electric Member Services group; Grand Valley Power, Grand Junction; Gunnison County Electric Association, Gunnison; Highline Electric Association, Holyoke; K.C. Electric Association, Hugo; La Plata Electric Association, Durango; Morgan County Rural Electric Association, Fort Morgan; Mountain View Electric Association, Limon; Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Fort Collins; Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Buena Vista; San Isabel Electric, Pueblo West; San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Monte Vista; San Miguel Power Association, Ridgway; Southeast Colorado Power Association, La Junta; United Power, Brighton; White River Electric Association, Meeker; Yampa Valley Electric Association, Steamboat Springs; Y-W Electric Association, Akron; and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Westminster.

The Colorado State Fair runs until September 4th. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.

Date Posted: 9/1/2017