2020-2021 Vision Annual Report

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Colorado Livestock Association Officers

Dwain Weinrich President 2020-2022

Kenny Rogers President-Elect



Mike Veeman Immediate Past President 2020-2022

Case Gabel Treasurer 2020-2021


Bill Hammerich Chief Executive Officer & Secretary bhammerich@coloradolivestock.org

Jessica Lemmel Director of Communications jlemmel@coloradolivestock.org






Kellee Mitchell Administrative Coordinator kmitchell@coloradolivestock.org

Colorado Livestock Association 2425 35th Avenue, Suite 202 Greeley, CO 80634 O (970) 378-0500 www.coloradolivestock.org

"Vision" is the official publication of the Colorado Livestock Association.

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From the CEO

Welcome to

VISION Hello, Would those of you who thought that the second decade of this millennium would begin the way it did please raise your hand. It is most unfortunate for those individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one during this pandemic and our thoughts and prayers are with you. For those of us who, whether we have been directly impacted by the virus or not, our world has changed dramatically, and we all have had to adjust to the “new normal”. As we adjusted to social distancing, did you ever think you might spend as much time as you already have this year on conference calls or in virtual meetings? For those of us who, in the past, have lamented about how much time we were spending in meetings, we have discovered that we can now have many more meetings because we don’t have to spend as much time driving to the next one. And how about the stay at home orders. For the CLA staff the reality of “working from home” or from a remote office was a rather seamless transition. You see that became a reality for us four years ago when Jessica Lemmel began working remotely. Two years later both Kellee and I took advantage of utilizing the same technology for those occasions when “going to the office” was not necessary or because of weather not a prudent idea. Is it possible the time is coming when we will not be working from a traditional office? Staff is not the only part of CLA who has adjusted. Our Board, Committees and Task Forces have moved to the virtual world. The last face to face CLA meeting was February of this year when the Board met at the Department of Agriculture in Broomfield. CLA, like several other entities, for the first time in history we canceled our Annual Meeting. For the remainder of this year we will be conducting our safety meetings and regional meetings using virtual technology. At the time of this writing we are hopeful that we will see all of you in person next year at the Double Tree Hotel in Greeley.

Aside from the virus this has been a most challenging year so far. And for those of us in agriculture those challenges are going to keep coming. Legislatively we are going to have to learn to deal with a more urban influence, we need to continue to try and get people appointed to Boards and Commissions who have a strong agricultural background. I know all of you are extremely busy with both your personal and business lives, but I respectfully ask if you have an interest and time, please get involved with CLA, run for office, yes become a politician, or seek appointment to a regulatory body. As I mention every year, your membership in CLA is truly appreciated. Thank you and stay safe. Sincerely,


Because we canceled our Annual Meeting the Annual Membership Meeting was also canceled. So, you might ask, did CLA elect new leadership? The answer is yes, and it was done through electronic balloting and we had the greatest number of votes cast in the history of CLA. Dwain Weinrich was elected President, Kenny Rogers, President-Elect, Case Gabel, Treasurer, Mike Veeman moved to Past President and Bill Hammerich remained as Secretary. Britt Dinis, Luke Larson, and Justin Miller were re-elected as Directors, Leigha Mertens was elected to fill the two years remaining on Case Gabel’s term and Dick Carlson was selected as the Industry Partner Council Board representative.

William Hammerich, Chief Executive Officer


Thank You!

Your support makes a huge difference to Colorado's livestock industry.







THANK YOU FOR Coming Together Colorado State University, Colorado State University Extension, Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Department of Animal Sciences extends our gratitude to members of the Colorado livestock industry for your contributions to our beef cattle programs this spring. With your support, and students at our forefront, success was achieved at the National Western Stock Show, Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center livestock sales, and the John E. Rouse Beef Improvement Center bull sale.




Bringing the Bacon Out West Foresight, dedication and good people have built long-term success in Eastern Colorado.

Weinrich and five others moved to Yuma from Missouri in 1993 to start up Western Pork, signifying the start of big-time pork production in northeastern Colorado. You might ask, why Yuma? The eastern Colorado area provided a good resource of land, water, feed and an arid climate. Located far west of the hog dense states being Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Illinois. Yuma provided improved biosecurity for hog production. There were two companies; Western Pork, a 12,500 sow farrow-to-finish operation, and Alliance Farms, a 20,000 sow farrow-tofeeder operation, building and expanding through the 90’s. It was very challenging for both companies to compete for labor

against each other. That all changed in 2003, when Smithfield purchased Alliance farms, Yuma Feed Mill, Farmland Boar Stud and merged with the 1998 already acquired Western Pork Farms which makes up the Yuma Hog Production company today. The operation today consists of 34,000 sows across 13 different farms ranging from 2,000 to 5,800 sows per farm. All sow farms were upgraded to group housing in 2011 and today produce over 800,000 wean pigs annually. Those wean pigs are transferred to contract growers in Colorado and the Midwest. They are then marketed through Smithfield processing plants in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. "Smithfield’s operations would not be successful without the hard work and dedication of the 210 employees that live in the surrounding area. It’s very rewarding to know that our business over the past 25 years has positively impacted the economy and contributed as a sustainable leader to the area," Dwain stated.


Dwain Weinrich, President of the Colorado Livestock Association, is the Production Director at Smithfield Hog Production in Yuma, Colorado. Dwain brings over 40 years of livestock production experience to the Colorado Livestock Association. While Weinrich has lived in Yuma for two decades, he grew up on a diversified family livestock operation in central Missouri, that included dairy, cattle and hogs.


A FAMILY HOBBY Dwain shares his life with Jerrie, his wife of 28 years. Jerrie is a salon owner in Yuma, CO. They have two daughters, Paige and her husband Jake Dragon, along with Grandson Mark reside in Buckner, MO and Morgan Weinrich, Events and Logistics Manager at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, and resides in Denver, CO. Growing up on a diversified livestock operation, Weinrich knew the importance of being involved in the 4-H and FFA programs. He developed a passion for hard work, dedication and responsibility. Passing that on to his children was a priority and quickly turned into a family hobby. For biosecurity reasons, sheep was the families’ animal of choice to show. The more help the family received from industry professionals, the more competitive they became in the show ring. Some highlights include:

• Colorado State Fair Reserve Champion Lamb

• AKSARBEN Champion Division 1 & Reserve Division 2

• National Western Stock Show


Reserve Lightweight Lamb When Morgan went to college, Dwain had to find a way to stay involved in the sheep industry. Dwain, Jerrie and Morgan took another family under their wings to teach them what they knew about sheep. Dwain continues to instill leadership and commitment to aspiring 4-H and FFA members. MY VISION FOR COLORADO'S LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS "The last few months have been tough for agriculturalists in Colorado," said Dwain. "The need to produce safe, affordable, and sustainable food is crucial now, more than ever, when agriculture is facing a significant hogs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, and sheep. The diversity of the members of economic challenge." the organization positively influences Colorado Livestock Association the outcome in the regulatory is a unique state association that and legislative sector on livestock represents livestock species; including agriculture issues.


My vision for the future of CLA is to work to preserve, protect and promote the livestock industry so future producers can carry out the legacy of feeding the world."



2020 Top Choice Award

An Advocate and a Friend of Our Industry Colorado agriculture leader Mark Sponsler receives Colorado Livestock Association’s highest honor


t a virtual meeting of the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Board of Directors Mark Sponsler was presented with the 2020 Top Choice Award. The Top Choice Award is given by CLA to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving livestock agriculture in Colorado. Past honorees have come from all walks of life, but the common thread is that they embody a deep-rooted belief in the importance of agriculture to the future of this state, the country, and the world.


“This year’s award was inscribed with the words An Advocate and a Friend of Our Industry. This is the perfect description of Mark and his partnership with livestock producers. In his position as the executive of the Colorado Corn Grower’s he spent countless hours and committed financial support on a variety of issues impacting agriculture producers,” said Justin Miller, CLA board member.


“Mark really understands that agriculture is a small industry and it takes all of us sticking together to help support each other.”

About Mark Sponsler Mark Sponsler served as executive for the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and the Colorado Corn Growers Association from 2006 to early 2020. In that capacity, Mark managed staff for the two organizations along with research, market development, education, promotion, policy, and communications efforts and programs. He has over 30 years of career experience in Colorado crop production issues related to management of nutrients, irrigation, soil health, crop protection, and Precision-Ag technology; working as a certified crop advisor, project manager, agricultural advocate, professional meeting attender, and association executive.

...it takes all of

us sticking together to help support each other.

“I remember that when I took the job at Corn I felt like it was a critical time for us to be building relationships between agriculture industries because it looked like we had a lot of challenges ahead of us. What we have accomplished over the last 16 years would not have happened without the commitment of your leadership and staff,” stated Mark Sponsler. “I believe that the work that we have done together is some of the most important work that Association’s like ours can undertake. Whether its building relationships within industry or regulatory agencies you all have been successful, and I am honored to be a small part of it and honored to be recognized.”

A few of Mark’s experiences include: serving on the National Ag Industry Council; as past Chairman of the Colorado Ag Council; -Justin Miller and as the Agronomic Services Director for Colorado Corn, from 2003-2006. Mark launched and managed a precision agriculture technology subsidiary for Colorado Corn Growers. Mark has worked directly with hundreds of irrigated farmers across many of Colorado’s watersheds, and has served on numerous committees and panels related to agricultural nutrient management related to water and air quality. Mark worked as an agronomist and barley contractor for Coors Brewing Company from 1994-2003, and as a crop consultant, project manager, fertilizer and crop protection application specialist for Centennial Ag Supply from 1981-1994. Mark grew up in Iowa and is a graduate of Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

The 2020 Colorado Livestock Association Top Choice Award honoree Mark Sponsler who previously served as the Colorado Corn Growers Association and the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee Executive Director.

The inscription on the 2020 Top Choice Award crystal reads "AN ADVOCATE AND A FRIEND OF OUR INDUSTRY."

PREVIOUS TOP CHOICE AWARD RECIPIENTS W.D. Farr Forrest Bassford Fred Anderson A.R. “Bud” Middaugh Neil Skau Lynn Heinze Leroy Dalton Willard Simms Dr. John Matsushima John Holtorf, Sr. Carl Carlson Carl “Bev” Bledsoe Dr. Duane Flack Chuck Sylvester Roger Berglund Hank Brown Dr. Gary Smith

Dr. Daryl Tatum Ray Powers Dr. Daryl Tatum Don Ament Tom Camerlo Dr. Jim Heird Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell Marshall Frasier William “Bill” Wailes, Jr. Terry Stokes John Stulp Dr. Temple Grandin Phyllis Woodford Dr. Tony Frank Dr. William “Brock” Faulkner Don Brown Dr. Ajay Menon


F.M. “Pete” Peterson Paul Andre Tim Weigand Cecil Hellbusch George Spencer Bart Nyberg Chuck Muller Frank Kemp H.L. “Jay” Rowe Joe Tennessen Dr. Rue Jensen Ben Houston Tom Ferrell C.W. “Bill” McMillan Kenneth Monfort Evan Slack Champ Gross








-Sonia Johnson


“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.�


OFFICERS Dwain Weinrich President Smithfield Hog Production, Yuma, CO Family: Wife, Jerrie; daughters, Morgan and Paige and her husband Jake and their son Mark I’m a CLA member because it’s a unique state association where all major livestock species are represented. The diversity by the organizations members can positively influence the outcome in the regulatory and legislative sector on livestock issues. My vision for CLA is that we preserve, protect and promote the livestock industry so our future producers can carry out our legacy of feeding the world.

Kenny Rogers President-Elect Wagon Wheel Ranch, Yuma, CO Family: Wife, Jody; Son Jerrod and his wife Hollie, and their sons Mason and Carter; Son Jace; Granddaughter Rylie I am a member of the CLA as being involved with industry organizations is a means of participating in the activities which influence our business. There are so many different outside influences upon our business, from anti-ag organized groups, natural disasters, to market disrupters, which seem to be happening on nearly a daily basis. When this happens, we need to come together as a unified structure and speak with one voice. This is the role of the CLA and reaffirms why I’m a member and we all should be.

Case Gabel Treasurer Magnum Feed Yard LLC, Wiggins, CO Family: Wife, Kelsi; 5 kids Stetson, Hadli, Harper, Ansley, and Cavin I am a CLA member because I believe in the future of production agriculture and the vision of CLA.

Mike Veeman Immediate Past President


Veeman Dairy LLLP, Greeley, CO Family: Wife, Cindy; daughter, Suzy her husband Chris and their children, Gabby and Jordan; daughter Amy and her husband Travis and their children, McKinley, Emerson and Myla; son, Zach. I am a CLA member because like all of my peers in the livestock industry, I do not have the time or resources to dedicate to representing my own interests in the regulatory and legislative arenas. My vision for the Association is to always have our house in order so that when an issue arises we are ready to act swiftly and effectively.

Bill Hammerich Secretary and CEO Colorado Livestock Association, Greeley, CO Family: Bill has served as the CEO of CLA since 2002. He and his wife, Sabrina have 2 adult children and 4 grandsons. One of the things that makes CLA a great organization is the diversity of the membership that represents all of the major livestock species in Colorado. With such diversity comes the opportunity to build consensus that is derived from a variety of opinions and thoughts.


DIRECTORS Britt Dinis Empire Dairy Wiggins, CO

Luke Larson

Toby Johnson

Collins Ranch Co., Inc. Kit Carson, CO

John Lofdahl

Ordway Cattle Feeders LLC Ordway, CO

Mountain Prairie LLC Las Animas, CO

Leigha Mertens

Justin Miller

Wickstrom Feedyard, LLC Orchard, CO

Russ Moss

Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC Lamar, CO

John Mrozinski

Miller Cattle Feeders, LLC Pierce, CO

Jon Slutsky

Dick Carlson

La Luna Dairy Wellington, CO

Quality Liquid Feeds Greeley, CO Ex-Officio, Industry Partner Council Board Representative


Rusco Land & Cattle LLC Ault, CO



Dairy Council Chair

Feeder Council Chair

Feldpausch Holsteins LLC, Fort Morgan, CO

Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC, Johnstown, CO

Erik Mohrlang

Flying Diamond Ranch, Kit Carson, CO

Industry Partner Council Chair

Triple R Farms, Yuma, CO

Zoetis Animal Health, Nunn, CO

Kory Kessinger, Chair Glenn Benjamin John Caldwell


Charlie Johnson Jeremiah Lungwitz

Tom Haren Chris Kraft Julie McCaleb Justin Miller


Ben Fritz



Todd Sigmon Trevor Tuell Ed Wilgenburg

Case Gabel, Chair Britt Dinis Luke Larson

Bill Hammerich


Kenny Rogers Brian DeBrie


Julie McCaleb, Chair Tom Haren Dave Amundson Mary Kraft John Caldwell Andrew Mertens Britt Dinis Justin Miller Mark Frasier Jennifer Nelson


Chief Executive Officer


Will Johnson

Swine Council Chair Brett Rutledge

Gary Teague, Chair Mark Bird Steve Gabel

Producer Council Chair

Luke Lind

Kellee Mitchell

Administrative Coordinator

Skip Schneider Jon Slutsky Mike Veeman Ed Wilgenburg Steve Holdren

Jessica Lemmel

Director of Communications



Representing Colorado’s livestock producers with a unified voice by advancing the interests of members, livestock & the public.


WHO WE ARE Colorado Livestock Association was formed in 1998 through a restructuring of the then 43-year-old Colorado Cattle Feeders Association. The new name and structure was designed to better reflect the membership of the association. CLA members are cattle & sheep feeders, cow/calf producers, dairy farmers, swine operations, & agribusiness partners. In 1955, what started as a group of cattle feeders working to eradicate a disease (red nose), has grown into a multi-specie organization; working to strengthen & unite animal agriculture in Colorado for future generations. With its headquarters located in Greeley, CLA advocates on behalf of its members in the regulatory & legislative arenas in Colorado.



CLA represents livestock producers and agribusinesses located in 39 of the 64 counties in Colorado. *CLA members are located in the counties shaded in blue. 20


Thank you to the past leadership of the Colorado Livestock Association and Colorado Cattle Feeder’s Association for their dedication to the livestock industry in Colorado. Martin R. Domke Louis F. Bein LeRoy Dalton George Reynolds C. Marion Harmon Donald W. Hamil James Henry Charles William “Bill”Kirby Julius A. Pluss Maynard A Sonnenberg Malcom S. Anderson C.G. “Jerry” Robbe W.H. Webster

1955-1957 1957-1958 1959-1960 1960-1961 1962-1963 1964-1965 1966-1967 1968-1969 1970-1971 1971-1972 1972-1973 1973-1974 1974-1975

Colorado Cattle Feeders Association

Lloyd Kindsfater James Svedman W. R. “Bill” Farr Robert E. Fritzler Henry A. Bledsoe Harold Blitt Glenn Anderson Dr. Duane Elliott Flack Ben Houston Tom Reynolds Marshall Collins

1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978 1978-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981-1982 1982-1983 1983-1984 1984-1985 1985-1986

Bert Hartman Robert E. Bledsoe Preston Grover Jay Hickert Dallas Horton William Hammerich James E. Anderson Howard “Bub” Miller Scott Adamson Roger Hickert Don Anderson Gary Penny

1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998

Gary Henrickson Glenn Benjamin Mark Frasier Mary Kraft Nolan Stone Mike Veeman

2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2014 2014-2016 2016-2018 2018-2020

Colorado Livestock Association Roger Hickert Roger Tuell Marshall Frasier William "Bill" Wailes, Jr. Bob Moser Bob Rolston

1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004

Ken Ulrich Jim Docheff, Jr. Kent Bamford Scott Johnson Don Rutledge Steve Gabel

2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010

In Remembrance


Bert Hartman March 25, 1930 - Nov. 4, 2019

Charles William “Bill” Kirby Sept. 13, 1929 - Jan. 18, 2020

Dr. Duane Elliott Flack June 7, 1935 - March 31, 2020 21
















BOARD & OFFICER TEAM • Nine elected directors serve 3-year terms. • The officer team consists of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer and Secretary. • The Treasurer is an elected position on the Board of Directors for a 1-year term. • The President & President-Elect serve two year terms. • The Secretary is the CEO of the Association.


MEMBER PARTICIPATION • Species Councils will have less responsibility for managing the Association & more opportunity to explore the issues that matter to livestock producers. • Organized interest groups will be formed around issues that overlap the limits of any single species. Participation is open to any interested member. • Standing Committees & Task Forces will serve the Association through issue identification and recommending action. • The Officers & Directors are elected by a vote of the membership.

POLICY DRIVEN • The principal responsibility of the Board of Directors will be to determine policy of the Association, based on priorities defined by the Species Councils & Interest Groups.




SERVING AS THE PROACTIVE UNIFIED VOICE OF COLORADO'S LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY, BY: • Demonstrating value to members regarding advocacy efforts and achievements. • Developing and enhancing relationships with regulatory agencies. • Encouraging member engagement in the regulatory and legislative process. • Identifying current & emerging issues. • Seeking new allies and maintaining existing collaborative relationships.

Animal Care Antibiotic Use Project Compost & Waste Tires Email News Issues Management Legislative Affairs Regulation 81 Regulation 85

Rocky Mountain National Park Social Media Outreach Solid Waste Regulation State Boards & Commissions Strategic Relationships Vision Annual Report Water Website Management

 GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT STRATEGICALLY DEPLOYING CLA RESOURCES, BY: • Maintaining financial integrity and stewardship. • Utilizing technology to maximize efficiency. • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive succession plan for CLA’s leadership. • Focusing on recruiting new members and retaining existing Association members. • Supporting activities that are socially responsible. • Growing & strategically deploying the Industry Preservation Fund.

Accounting, Banking & Policy Action Planning Audit Committee Board of Directors Finance Committee Industry Preservation Fund Member Engagement

Membership Recruitment Membership Retention Nominating Committee Office & Technology Contingency Succession Planned Succession Sponsorship & Advertising


• Developing and informing members and leaders. • Focusing on workforce development through livestock care, worker education, and safety training.

ANNUAL MEETING CLA’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of livestock producers, agribusinesses and trade show vendors in Colorado.

Annual Meeting Annual Membership Meeting Regional Symposiums


Species Council Meetings Safety Group Meetings Safety Group Management


CLA hosts educational symposiums for Safety is an important aspect of every farm livestock producers. The symposiums feature and ranch. CLA offers valuable safety meetings informative speakers that discuss topics to its members annually. impacting the livestock industry.




PRESERVATION OF OUR INDUSTRY In addition to membership dues, the Association also relies on non-dues revenue to supplement those activities that are of importance to the long term sustainability of livestock agriculture in Colorado. The Industry Preservation Fund provides a resource base, within the Colorado Livestock Association, to assist in the development of timely and meaningful responses and outcomes to circumstances that could impact livestock production in Colorado. Expenditures from this fund are limited in scope to the following areas; legal and technical assistance, public relations, legislative lobbying, education, research and other activities that are in the interest of livestock producers in Colorado. It is with sincere gratitude that we recognize the contributors to the Industry Preservation Fund.


INDUSTRY PRESERVATION FUND CONTRIBUTORS Agfinity, Inc. AGPROfessionals AgRisk Advisors American AgCredit Animal Health International Bank of Colorado - Eaton Edward & Roxane Schneider Flood and Peterson

HUB International Humalfa Lance E Clined Liphatech, Inc. (ROZOL) The Hartford West Plains LLC Wray Cattle Company Zoetis

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SAFETY GROUP PROGRAM CLA members are committed to creating safe workplaces for their families and employees. Members have the opportunity to participate in the CLA Safety Group Dividend Program which benefits them by pooling their resources and receiving dividends based on group performance. Over the past 19 years, the CLA Safety Group has worked hard to develop a safety culture that members and their employees can believe in.

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Since 2001, the CLA Safety Group Program has paid out over $1.9 million in dividends to its policyholders.

SAFETY GROUP BENEFITS The CLA Safety Group Program has been in place since 2001 and benefits its members by: • Reducing Worker’s Compensation Premiums by promoting Safety and Claims Management in the workplace • Providing an upfront 4% discount on your Worker’s Compensation Premium • Offering CLA Safety Group Policyholders the eligibility for a Safety Group Dividend, which is evaluated based on the overall performance of the CLA Safety Group and individual policyholders • Improving Risk Management and Loss Control • Aligning Industry Specific Safety Trainings and Materials • Providing Individualized Service from the CLA Safety Group Pinnacol Service Team

ENDORSED BROKERS There are two endorsed brokers for the safety group. Flood & Peterson HUB International Brian Schiller bschiller@floodpeterson.com (970) 396-2543

Tim Rennau trennau@floodpeterson.com (970) 397-5121


CLA has safety program and policy templates available for members. Contact the office for information (970) 378-0500!

Eric Slinger eric.slinger@hubinternational.com (303) 382-5162 Peggy Rafert Keith Pocock peggy.rafert@hubinternational.com keith.pocock@hubinternational.com (970) 854-2290 (970) 854-2290



Colorado Livestock Association

Your boots on the ground partner.

   As a group of diversified protein producers, we may not always agree on the detail of every message, but we all understand that a message coming from our collective membership is much more effective than from each of us individually. The top 5 issues that CLA focused on over the past year:







CLA continues to be front and center relative to the ongoing discussions related to ammonia deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park (Park). Over the last 15 years, CLA has acknowledged that animal ag is a source of ammonia and does contribute to ammonia deposition. What continues to be the primary question is the amount of ammonia that comes from ag. The good news is that after all these years everyone has agreed that livestock is NOT the major contributor that we were thought to be, however there is much more work to be done.

CLA joined forces with Dr. Brent Auvermann, Texas A&M Agri-Life Research in applying for a Natural Resources Conservation Services Conservation Innovation Grant titled “Demonstration of Management Practices and Technologies to Suppress Ammonia Emissions from Livestock Facilities Along Colorado’s Front Range.” In addition to financially supporting the project, CLA will play a key role in communicating to the ag community and the public about the progress and results of the research. In 2019, CLA brought Dr. Bryan Shaw on board to consult on the regulatory and environmental challenges related to air quality. This year we added Loren Trick, a chemist, who is assisting CLA members Julie McCaleb, Justin Miller, and Jon Slutsky in working through the complexities of fate and transport of all nitrogen compounds.


Last year, CLA conducted a survey of feedlot and dairy operations in Weld and Larimer counties to determine their use of best management practices (BMPs) that are recognized as effective in reducing ammonia emissions. Thank you to those of you who participated! We are planning a follow-up survey to better assess what can be done to encourage the adoption of practices that are cost-effective and efficient.


WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS Although air quality regulations are emerging as a focus for livestock agriculture, CLA has not taken its focus off of water quality regulations.






In the Fall of 2019, CLA represented Colorado agriculture at a press conference for the unveiling of the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule which would replace WOTUS. As of June 22, 2020, 49 out of 50 states accepted the new rule, except Colorado. A federal judge in Denver blocked the new rule from going into effect which means that Colorado will fall back to the 1987 rule and guidance. In seeking a stay on implementation of the new rule, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, said the new 2020 rule does not include many ephemeral streams or wetlands, leaving those features vulnerable to pollution during Colorado’s snowmelt. Currently, CLA is working with peer organizations to file an ag-centric amicus brief in response.



Regulation 61 assures clean water through federal law, and applies to permitted Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Housed Commercial Swine Feeding Operations. In October of 2018, Regulation 61 (Colorado Discharge Permit System) underwent a rulemaking hearing to “clean-up” some of the language. Housed Commercial Swine Feeding Operation (61.13) was not affected.


All Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation's (CAFOs) in Colorado, whether permitted or not, are required under Regulation 81 to protect Colorado’s water. Recently, Regulation 81 underwent a triennial review during an informational briefing before the Water Quality Control Commission, where no changes were suggested or recommended.

Adopt ammonia, selenium, total nitrogen and total phosphorus standards statewide.



Review nutrient programs.


Release draft ammonia criteria.



Release draft total nitrogen and total phosphorus criteria.

Release draft selenium criteria.


Release draft total nitrogen and total phosphorus criteria for streams.


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This graphic is adapted from the Water Quality Control Division’s 10-Year Roadmap, which summarizes the annual activities and decision points for updates to nutrient standards as well as other parameters. The circled dates are associated with Regulation 85, where the decision on whether nutrient regulations will need to be applied to agricultural activities.



Address nonpoint source controls and incentive program progress.

Effective September 30, 2012, this regulation was adopted as a first step to reduce the levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in Colorado’s water bodies. Currently, provisions in the regulation encourage producers to voluntarily adopt best management practices that are effective and cost efficient. The next milestone for animal agriculture related to Regulation 85 will be October 13, 2020.

Review nutrient reduction progress including nonpoint sources.





On August 10, 2020 Regulation 66 will undergo a review. At the time of publication, no changes are being presented.



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10-Year Roadmap journey begins!




In the spring of 2018, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (SHWD) proposed changes to the definition of "agricultural waste" and "environmental media." CLA's Natural Resources Committee members requested a stakeholder meeting to voice agriculture's concerns. As a result of the discussion, changes were made to the proposal that agriculture producers supported.



In 2016, CDPHE's SHWD staff conducted a stakeholder process to make changes to Section 14 of Colorado's Solid Waste regulations regarding the composting rules. As a direct result of CLA’s participation in the stakeholder process, livestock operations remain exempt from this rule.


Agricultural producers re-purpose waste tires in numerous ways that are beneficial to the environment. The CDPHE SHWD regulates the processing and use of waste tires according to Section 10 of Colorado's Solid Waste Regulation. CLA represents livestock producers on this issue and continues to be involved in discussions surrounding regulation of the use and reuse of waste tires on ag operations.

In 2017, the total number of waste tires generated in Colorado and imported from other states was 7,916,399. Source: "Status of Waste Tire Recycling in Colorado." 2017 Annual Report to the Transportation, Public Health and Joint Budget Legislative Committees and the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission. September 2018.


REGULATORY ISSUES TRANSPORTATION Over the last year new rules were implemented regarding Hours of Service (HOS) and on December 17, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched the use of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD). CLA along with NCBA, Farm Bureau, and multiple entities rallied to keep ag exemptions, animal welfare along with driver safety at the forefront. Multiple letters were sent to FMCSA from groups and individuals, while staff participated in town hall discussions and webinars. After several months of rulemakings, and deadlines extensions for implementation, an agreement was reached.

The FMCSA Agriculture webpage at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ ag provides a variety of resources to help with understanding agriculture exemptions, clarifies the applicability of the “Agricultural Commodity”, the applicability of the rule and regulations to agriculture, and how to use your ELD when operating under an agricultural exemption.

When COVID-19 shut down America, the FMCSA declared an emergency declaration, naming transportation of livestock and livestock feed as one of the three essential services and supplies.

CLA continues to monitor transportation issues and works in the best interest of our members.


STATE LEGISLATURE CLA would like to thank the members of the Legislative Affairs Committee for their input and engagement throughout the session and to the legislators that participated on our conference calls. With the shutdown of the legislative session from March 16th – May 26, 2020, it took behind the scenes work to keep on top of bills that were introduced. The Committee monitored 57 bills this session with the Committee taking positions on four bills and a resolution.


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HB20-1117 Misbranding Nonmeat and Imported and Artificial Meat

Current law prohibits selling meat or meat products that are imported without the label indicating the fact of importation. The bill expands this to cover any meat derived from animals that were not born, raised, and harvested exclusively in the United States. Laid over to December 31, 2020. (CLA OPPOSED)

HB20-1420 Adjust Tax Expenditures for State Education Fund

Concerning the adjustment of certain state tax expenditures and to allocate additional revenues to the state education fund, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. This bill was introduced late in the session and was placed on a fast track to get it through. CLA sent out a CALL TO ACTION to our membership and the ag community rallied to contact their legislators. Signed by the Governor 7-11-2020. (CLA OPPOSED)

HB20-1143 Environmental Justice and Projects Increase Environmental Fines

Concerning additional public health protections regarding alleged environmental violations, and, in connection therewith, raising the maximum fines for air quality and water quality violations. Signed by the Governor on 7-2-2020. (CLA OPPOSED)

HB20-1343 Egg Laying Hen Confinement Standards CLA approved of some late amendments to the bill. Signed by the Governor 7-1-2020. (CLA was NEUTRAL)

HJR20-1011 Investigate Price Setting Meatpacking Industry This was a late resolution introduced on 6-9-20 and moved fast through the House to the Senate. (CLA was MONITORING)

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bills introduced during the 2020 Legislative Session. bills have been signed by Governor Polis. bills were postponed indefinitely. bills failed for other reasons. bills were vetoed by Governor Polis.

Current as of 7/21/20.



WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN Steve Holdren, Capitol Strategies

This is also an election year, a very important election year, as we will be electing a President, US Senator from Colorado and Representatives and Senators in our State Legislature that will determine the majority party in each chamber and the direction of our State. I implore you to exercise your right to vote, get to know the candidates and what they stand for, learn about the ballot initiatives but most important… VOTE!!


If we had 20-20 vision and could see what 2020 was bringing us, most of us would have stayed in bed and waited for the nightmare to end! What started out as a normal year at the Legislature, turned out to be anything but that. At the start of the session the back pats and words of kindness were soon turning in to the usual political sparring, bills were being introduced and the budget seemed to be on the road to completion. Then it came, COVID19… and our world forever changed. I hear folks say, “ I can hardly wait for things to get back to normal” but what will normal be? On March 16th because of the pandemic, the Legislature adjourned in what would be a lengthy time, until May 26th, returning to deal with a budget that was $3 billion short and numerous bills that dealt with the COVID monies that were available, throw in meaningful peaceful protests and then out right chaotic riots, causing much damage to the Capitol and surrounding buildings and as a lobbyist not even going to the Capitol and working from my home office, they adjourned on the 15th of June, Sine Die! As of this writing, the Capitol and surrounding grounds remain in shambles, barricade fencing and cleaning have only just begun with an estimated cost of over a million dollars! Having worked at the Capitol for over 36 years, I have much respect and love for the institution, the building and what it represents and to see it in shambles, hurts deep within my heart.

Hopefully 2021 will get us back to some normalcy, whatever that might be, not only in our personal lives but our cities, towns, local and state governments. Jerry Garcia, member of the rock band the Grateful Dead, put it best when he said "What a very long and strange trip it has been!" 33



Egg-Laying Hen Confinement Standards The membership of CLA does not include egg-laying hen facilities, however CLA watched House Bill 20-1343 closely because of the possible future implications for other livestock species. HB 20-1343 if passed would require a farm owner or operator to house chicken, turkey, duck, goose, or guinea fowl hens in accordance with strict confinement standards established in the bill. The bill would prohibit a business owner or operator from selling shell eggs or egg products that are produced by egg-laying hens confined in a manner that conflicts with these standards.



An Initiative for an Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals Initiative #314, introduced by activist group World Animal Protection, which was going through the Title Board process to get on the Colorado ballot in November was intriguingly similar to HB 20-1343. The initiative was statutory not constitutional so signatures could all be collected in one place and it would require only a 50 percent threshold for passage. Interestingly, if passed it would impose even more onerous spacing requirements than are currently in place and operators would have to comply by December 31, 2021 and it would apply to pigs, veal calves and chickens. At the recommendation of Swine Council members, CLA leadership decided to challenge the language in the initiative and retained the services of legal counsel. After failing to find support for our case with the Title Board the decision was made to make an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court. After considerable deliberation, the Court found in favor of the initiative supporters and allowed them to move forward in gathering signatures. However, while this is taking place, the legislature in the closing hours of the session passed HB 20-1343. CLA had established a “neutral” position on the bill because we had been told that if HB 20-1343 were to pass and gain the Governor’s signature then the proponents of the initiative would not move forward to gather signatures but instead would withdraw #314.

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The previously mentioned legislation was promoted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and it is not the first time for HSUS to be involved with animal welfare legislation in Colorado.

In 2008, Governor Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 201 making it illegal to “keep veal calves in too small enclosures and imposed a ban on gestation crates for pregnant pigs” and again in 2013 HSUS authored legislation banning tail docking in dairy cattle.

CLA'S ANIMAL CARE CODE OF ETHICS We are devoted to the animals in our care. We therefore affirm our obligation to provide responsible animal care using sound animal husbandry practices, based on practical experience and scientific research. Because all species of livestock are produced in diverse environments and geographic locations, we recognize there is no single set of production practices that can be recommended for all livestock producers. Personal experience, training, best practices and professional judgment can serve as valuable resources for providing appropriate animal care for the wellbeing of livestock and worker safety. To that end we commit to: • Provide ready access to fresh water and adequate nutrition. • Follow applicable disease, injury prevention and treatment practices to ensure herd health. • Provide a species appropriate environment.

• Provide personnel with training to properly handle and care for livestock. • Keep updated on advancements, research and changes in the industry and make decisions based upon sound production practices with consideration for animal well-being. • Provide facilities and handling practices that allow for the safe, humane, and efficient movement and/or restraint of livestock.


• Using appropriate methods to humanely euthanize terminally sick or injured livestock and minimize the animal’s pain and distress. Whether death occurs by euthanasia or natural causes, remains should be disposed of by approved methods that will minimize risk of disease and infection to people or to other animals.

The willful mistreatment or abuse of livestock is not acceptable under any circumstances. 35




In June of 2015, areas of Yuma County experienced a once-in-50-years rainfall event. Following the storm, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDW) received a report of dead fish in local fishing ponds and a run-off from a local feedyard was being blamed.


Even though the feedyard had taken the appropriate measures and was in compliance with state regulations the Colorado Attorney General's office filed an action against the feedyard, accusing the owners of “unlawful taking” of 14,711 fish and levied fines against the feedyard. In February 2018, a district court judge in Yuma County issued a summary judgment finding the feedyard liable.

In January 2019, the Colorado Livestock Association engaged its legal counsel to prepare and file an Amicus Curiae Brief with the Colorado Court of Appeals in support of the feedyard’s appeal. The Court reversed what the trial court had done and ordered that Judgment now enter in favor of the feedyard. This is the right result and should serve to protect livestock producers from similar lawsuits.



If you are a Colorado native or have been here long enough to have experienced 2 or 3 election cycles you know that Colorado has been known as a state where is it easy to get an issue on the ballot. A few years ago, voters made it a bit more difficult by amending the constitution to require that in addition to the total number of signatures that are required, signature gatherers are also required to gather signatures of at least 2 percent of the total registered electors in each of the 35 Colorado state senate districts. On May 15th 2020, Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 065 which in part read, “Pursuant to the authority vested in the Governor of the State of Colorado and, in particular, pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the Colorado Constitution and the relevant portions of the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act, C.R.S. 24-33.5-701 et seq., I, Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado, hereby issue this Executive Order ordering the temporary suspension of certain regulatory statutes concerning signature collection for ballot issues and authorizing the Secretary of State to create temporary rules to allow for mail and email signature collection due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado.”

On July 1st, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its ruling, reversing the district court’s judgment and concluding that Executive Order 65 is unconstitutional because the Colorado Constitution requires ballot initiatives to be signed in-person before a petition circulator.


CLA and many others felt that this action by the Governor was a violation of the state Constitution. Led by Colorado Concern, a lawsuit was filed in Denver District Court. The district judge found in favor of the Governor, so the case was appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court. CLA joined 49 other signors in signing an amicus brief and provided financial support to the legal challenge.




Currently the CLA Policy Review Task Force is in the process of reviewing all polices and will be recommending to the CLA Board on September 1, 2020 the adoption of the following draft policy: WHEREAS, there is recognition about the many adverse aspects of Country-of-Origin Labeling including the costs, benefits, and impact of Country-of-Origin Labeling relative to tracking, auditing, verification, and compliance, and WHEREAS, CLA opposes mandatory labeling but remains in support of Country-ofOrigin Labeling that is voluntary and industry-driven, and WHEREAS, the World Trade Organization declared the implementation of the previous mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling law to be in violation of international trade laws, subjecting the United States to severe retaliatory tariffs unless it was repealed, and THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, CLA shall continue to oppose mandatory Country-ofOrigin Labeling laws or regulations that may violate international trade laws, and will continue to support voluntary Country-of-Origin Labeling laws or regulations for red meat products that allow maximum benefits and minimal market disruptions.

HB 20-1117 & COLORADO PROUD During the most recent Colorado legislative session HB 20-1117 was introduced and was ultimately “laid over” until December 31, 2020 which meant it had no chance of passing this session.


HB20-1117 Misbranding Nonmeat And Imported And Artificial Meat


Concerning the definitions applicable to the misbranding of food, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting failing to label food from animals not born, raised, and harvested exclusively in the United States as imported; prohibiting labeling food that does not come from animals as "meat" or terms that describe meat; and requiring laboratory-grown meat labeling to display notice of its origin.

CLA opposed the bill because of the part that speaks “...to label food from animals not born, raised and harvested exclusively in the United States...” And we feel that it creates another level of bureaucracy that is unnecessary because agriculture producers of all kinds of products can take advantage of the Colorado Proud program to promote their locally grown commodities.



Ensuring that all lab-grown meat products are safe and accurately labeled remains one of CLA's top priorities. Under the terms of an agreement between U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USDA will be responsible for inspecting all facilities that harvest, process, package, or label cell-cultured products derived from livestock or poultry.

A similar dilemma has existed for years in the dairy industry with the mislabeling of plant-based beverages as "milk." The FDA already has a clear definition of what constitutes milk: “Food products made exclusively or principally from the lacteal secretion obtained from one or more healthy milk-producing animals.” Plant-based beverages don’t meet that standard.


CLA supports an effective, permanent and mandatory animal identification program that is technology neutral and that is developed by industry partners who agree on an acceptable plan that can be implemented in the most cost efficient manner that does not limit, inhibit or prevent commerce and is uniformly accepted and eliminates variation from state to state. As an organization we support brand inspection for range cattle, but believe there is reduced value in the inspection of cattle in confinement especially when they do not change ownership. CLA has a longstanding involvement with the brand laws in Colorado.

There are 62* full-time and part-time brand inspectors. There are 21* participants in the Certified Feedyard Program. There are more than 32,000* registered brands. Livestock agents inspect over 4 mil head of cattle annually.


The Association led the effort to develop the Certified Feedyard Program by directly engaging with the Brand Board and other users of the system. The Certified Feedyard Program reduces fees by allowing a feedyard to self-inspect cattle that are not changing ownership. The feedyard is subject to an audit by the Brand Board on a quarterly basis to verify that all cattle were inspected accurately.

*These numbers are according to the Colorado State Board of Stock Inspection at the time of publication in August 2020.




RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA, APHIS) has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments on a proposal by the agency to approve only RFID as the official identification for cattle and bison currently requiring official identification to move interstate. It does not prevent State animal health officials in States sending and receiving cattle from agreeing to accept alternate forms of identification such as registered brands, tattoos, and other methods acceptable to breed associations in lieu of an official ear tag. USDA, APHIS has proposed the following timeline for the possible transition to RFID official identification: January 1, 2022 - Official USDA Shield only on tags with RFID component. January 1, 2023 - RFID tags only official identification devices for cattle and bison moving interstate and require RFID component with number that can be read manually and electronically. For cattle and bison with official USDA metal ear tags in place before January 1, 2023, APHIS would recognize these as official identification for the life of the animal.


Background on Traceability


The current USDA Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule went into effect on March 11, 2013 and applies only to interstate movement of cattle and bison. Cattle moving within a state are not covered by this rule. Under the 2013 ADT rule, the following types of cattle must have official identification when moving interstate: • All sexually intact cattle 18 months of age or older. • All female dairy cattle. • All male dairy cattle born after March 11, 2013. • Cattle of any age used for rodeo, show, exhibition, or recreational events. CLA policy AI-101-04 Mandatory Animal Identification states: CLA supports an effective permanent mandatory animal identification program that is technology neutral and that is developed by industry partners who agree on an acceptable plan that can be implemented in the most cost efficient manner that does not limit, inhibit or prevent commerce and is uniformly accepted and eliminates variation from state to state.



It is important that we proactively share accurate information to refute outdated and misleading information related to GHG emissions.

Compared to 1975, we produce the same amount of beef with 36% fewer cattle.1 The U.S. has one of the lowest beef GHG emissions intensities: 10–50 times lower than other parts of the world.2 Most of this variation is driven by production efficiency. The U.S. produces 18% of the world’s beef with 8% of the world’s cattle herd.3 Fewer cattle required to produce beef means fewer GHG emissions and fewer natural resources required. Beef production, including the production of animal feed, is responsible for only 3.3 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. This is dramatically lower than the often-misapplied global livestock figure of 14.5 percent.4 U.S. beef farmers and ranchers have avoided 2.3 gigatons of carbon emissions since 1975.5 Agriculture, land use, land use change, and forestry combined in the U.S. are a net sink of CO2 equivalent emissions, meaning they removed 172 million metric tons from the atmosphere in 2017.6 http://news.trust.org/item/20180918083629-d2wf0 Herrero, M., et al., 2013. Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110: 20888-20893. UN FAOSTAT database. Available at: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#home 4 http://news.trust.org/item/20180918083629-d2wf0 5 UN FAOSTAT database. Available at http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#home 6 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990 – 2017. Available at: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks-1990-2017 1 2 3

CATTLE, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE METHANE MYTH Frank Mitloehner, PhD, University of California, Davis

Methane is really very different from the other greenhouse gases. The three main greenhouse gases we're dealing with are methane, CO2 and nitrous oxide. So, how are they different? The last two — the carbon dioxide, or CO2, and the nitrous oxide — they have a very long lifespan. Once they are in the air, they stay there for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Any kind of CO2 that you have ever put into the air by driving a car is still in the air. The only way that gas goes is upward. The more we emit, the more accumulates in the air. These gases are called stock gases because they always add up; they don't go down.

After that, you did not add any new methane to the atmosphere, because anything that's emitted is also being destroyed. After ten years, that gas is gone. All the emission inventories and all the media output that you hear assumes that all the methane that's generated by, let's say, cattle, adds up, but it doesn't. At the rate it's emitted, it's being destroyed. That makes methane very, very different from the other gases. This is critical to know. What this means is, if a country like Ireland, New Zealand or the United States keeps their livestock herds steady, then they keep their methane steady. If they keep their methane steady, then they are not increasing global warming.


Methane is very different. It does not have a lifespan of 1,000 years; it has a lifespan of 10 years. So, after a decade, it's gone. There's a process — and that really makes methane very different from the other gases — there's a process that destroys methane, and that's called hydroxy-oxidation. What that really means is that, if you were to be the owner of a dairy or a beef operation, and let's say you've been in the business for 50 years with 1,000 animals, then, 50 years ago, your thousand animals put out methane. For the first ten years, that methane was new because you just started that business.

So, do we increase global warming with our livestock herds? The answer to that is no, as long as we don't increase herd sizes. An excerpt from an interview, "Cattle, climate change and the methane myth," conducted by David Butler, Alltech. Published on June 25, 2019,



#BETTERWITHBEEF CLA, in partnership with Colorado Cattlemen’s Assoc., launched the ‘Better with Beef’ campaign, a consumer and citizenfacing educational initiative telling the story of why Colorado is ‘Better with Beef.’ This was an important step forward in informing consumers about the environmental sustainability of beef production in the U.S. and in exposing misleading marketing used to promote plant-based burgers.


Go to www.betterwithbeef.org today!


SHARING FACTS AND DEBUNKING MYTHS Antibiotics are an important tool in ensuring animal health and high standards of animal care. CLA has been proactively sharing facts about antibiotic use in livestock production and debunking common misconceptions on social media. Check out @CoLivestock on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!















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accountants Genske, Mulder & Company, LLP We specialize in providing complete accounting, tax and consulting services for the dairy industry. The clients we serve produce approximately 15% of the milk in the United States. This specialization is the reason our firms partners and accountants stay ahead in your ever-evolving industry. www.genskemulder.com

Chris Garnier 4150 East Concours Street, Suite 250 Ontario, CA 91764 (909) 483-2100 ext: 243 Cell: (909) 418-8820 Fax: (909) 483-2109 chris@genskemulder.com Paul Mulder 4150 East Concours Street, Suite 250 Ontario, CA 91764 (909) 483-2100 ext: 214 Cell: (909) 418-8820 Fax: (909) 483-2109 paul@genskemulder.com

The nation’s leading Food and Ag consulting and accounting firm. Growing Profits. Seizing Opportunities. Building Business Relationships. Surviving Market Volatility. Managing Margins. Building a Legacy That Lives On. We focus on the business of what matter most to you. www.kcoe.com

Dusty Marquardt 6125 Sky Pond Drive, Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 685-3500 Fax: (970) 663-0223 dmarquar@kcoe.com Davon Cook 6125 Sky Pond Drive, Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 Cell: (806) 773-4526 davon.cook@kcoe.com

animal bedding Renewable Fiber, Inc.

Landscape material sales / Animal bedding www.renewablefiber.com

Kimberly Alvarado PO Box 205 Fort Lupton, CO 80621 (303) 857-0763 kalvarado@renewablefiber.com

animal health diagnostics CSU-Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Animal disease diagnostic services and disease surveillance including bacteriology, virology, parasitology, chemistry/ toxicology and pathology services for all species including cattle (beef and dairy), horses, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry. Consultation also provided. www.dlab.colostate.edu

Kristy Pabilonia 2450 Gillette Drive Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 297-1281 Cell: (970) 297-4109 Fax: (970) 297-0320 kristy.pabilonia@colostate.edu Gene Niles 27547 Road 21 Rocky Ford, CO 81067 (719) 254-6382 Fax: (970) 297-0320 gene.niles@colostate.edu Raye Walck 3164 B 1/2 Road Grand Junction, CO 81503 (970) 243-0673 Fax: (970) 297-0320 r.walck@colostate.edu

The Dairy Authority, LLC, TDA Laboratories and The Heifer Authority, LLC The Dairy Authority, LLC is specialized in production medicine of dairy animals with emphasis in feed laboratory, dairy testing lab, reproduction, nutrition, employee training, calves and heifers as well as overall dairy management procedures. www.dairymd.com

Greg Goodell 8215 West 20th Street, Unit A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 539-5117 Cell: (970) 351-5117 Fax: (970) 351-8134 ggoodell@dairymd.com Chris Koeller 8215 West 20th Street, Unit A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 351-8102 Fax: (970) 351-8134 ckoeller@dairymd.com Rixt Miedema 8215 West 20th Street, Unit A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 351-8102 rmiedema@dairymd.com Blaine Nicks 8215 West 20th Street, Unit A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 351-8102 Fax: (970) 351-8134 bnicks@dairymd.com

animal health distributors Animal Health International Animal insecticides, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, instruments, feed additives, implants and wormers. www.animalhealthinternational.com

Steve Withkowski 620 O Street Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 378-2080 Cell: (402) 740-8133 Fax: (970) 353-8390 stephen.withkowski @animalhealthinternational.com

Mike Ackerman PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Cell: (970) 378-2073 Fax: (970) 356-4729 mike.ackerman @animalhealthinternational.com Shawn Carlson PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 shawn.carlson @animalhealthinternational.com Todd Cope PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Cell: (303) 710-1611 Fax: (970) 353-8390 todd.cope@animalhealthinternational.com Brent Ehlers PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Cell: (806) 341-0498 brent.ehlers @animalhealthinternational.com Chad Greiman PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Cell: (970) 371-0651 Fax: (970) 353-8390 chad.greiman @animalhealthinternational.com Darrel Hoss 30408 East Highway 50 La Junta, CO 81050 (719) 384-4044 Fax: (719) 384-8846 darrel.hoss@animalhealthinternational.com



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Jay McConnell 20138 Riverside Drive Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-4704 Fax: (970) 522-7614 jay.mcconnell @animalhealthinternational.com Chip Merritt PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 chip.merritt @animalhealthinternational.com Jill Rexford PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Cell: (970) 218-9575 Fax: (970) 353-8390 jill.rexford@animalhealthinternational.com


Neal Valencia PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 neal.valencia @animalhealthinternational.com

Mountain Vet Supply, Inc. www.mountainvetsupply.com

Bill DeMoss 149 John Deere Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 484-2200 Cell: (970) 988-8449 Fax: (970) 484-1618 abdemoss@msn.com


animal health manufacturers Boehringer Ingelheim

Manufacturer of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and insecticides for the livestock industry. www.boehringer-ingelheim.com

Lee McEndaffer 5485 Hidden Springs Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 215-6120 lee.mcendaffer @boehringer-ingelheim.com Kara Smith 54600 County Road CC Akron, CO 80720 Cell: (970) 580-4942 kara.smith@boehringer-ingelheim.com

Colorado Serum Company

Manufacturer of large animal vaccines and instruments. www.colorado-serum.com

David Huff 4950 York Street PO Box 16428 Denver, CO 80216 (303) 295-7527 davidjhuff@gmail.com www.colorado-serum.com Joe Huff 4950 York Street PO Box 16428 Denver, CO 80216 (303) 295-7527 joehuff@colorado-serum.com

Elanco Animal Health

At Elanco, we provide those who raise and care for animals with solutions that empower them to advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life. www.elanco.com

Janel Fisher 2156 Montauk Lane, Unit 2 Windsor, CO 80550 Cell: (970) 420-0768 janel.fisher@elanco.com Kent Allenbrand 2513 Pine Needle Court Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 266-2490 Cell: (970) 232-4896 allenbrand_kent@elanco.com


David Fields 9004 County Road 52 Milliken, CO 80543 (970) 302-5540 david.fields@elancoah.com Clay Keller 42720 Weld County Road 13 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 493-0309 Cell: (970) 219-2970 keller_clay_b@elanco.com Aaron Shiflett 5930 Boyne Court Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 Cell: (970) 568-2220 shiflett_aaron@elanco.com Frank White 840 Line Camp Livermore, CO 80536 (970) 494-5863 Cell: (970) 381-0575 white_frank_joe@elanco.com

KeyAg Distributors

At KeyAg our focus is on manufacturing innovative products that bring value to our clients that extends through the distribution chain to the end user. www.keyag.com

John Kelly 4525 East 3425 North PO Box 150 Murtaugh, ID 83344 (800) 388-3659 Cell: (208) 250-8546 Fax: (208) 432-6605 john.kelly@pacer.technology Jerre Fender 4525 East 3425 North PO Box 150 Murtaugh, ID 83344 (800) 388-3659 Cell: (208) 432-6602 fender@keyag.com

Adele Junfin PO Box 190 Quemado, TX 78877 (800) 832-1113 Cell: (830) 757-1181 office@kunafin.com Blaine Junfin PO Box 190 Quemado, TX 78877 (800) 832-1113 Fax: (830) 757-1468 office@kunafin.com

Merck Animal Health Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services to the livestock industry. Merck is a longtime supporter of the CLA. www.merck-animal-health.com

Wesley Stribling Rye, CO Cell: (806) 759-5561 clinton.stribling@merck.com Jared Breinig Eaton, CO (970) 571-3917 jared.breinig@merck.com Heidi Brenner Fort Collins, CO (970) 305-0723 heidi.brenner@merck.com Kelli Hageman Cheyenne, WY (307) 351-6081 kelli.hageman@merck.com

Todd Wise Keensburg, CO (303) 732-0503 Kunafin “The Insectary” Kunafin “The Insectary” is an industry leader Cell: (303) 512-3864 in producing beneficial insects. We produce Fax: (303) 732-4541 the fly parasites which are an important todd.wise@merck.com tool for fly management. We customize programs to fit your budget needs. Please MSBiotec call us today for a free assessment. MSBiotec® provides high performance www.kunafin.com products and innovative solutions for the beef feedlot and dairy markets. The Frank Junfin PO Box 190 company has strong synergies with feedlots, Quemado, TX 78877 dairies, animal health entities, nutritionists (800) 832-1113 and veterinarians. frank@kunafin.com www.msbiotec.com Clifton Castle PO Box 190 Quemado, TX 78877 (800) 832-1113 Cell: (830) 757-1181 Fax: (830) 757-1468 office@kunafin.com

Don Anderson 6897 Commanche Court Johnstown, CO 80534 (785) 456-1388 Cell: (970) 301-8681 danderson@msbiotec.com

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Bruce Brinkmeyer 9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 680 Overland, KS 66210 (913) 599-5777 Cell: (816) 558-5045 Fax: (913) 599-5766 cwhitlow@norbrookinc.com Todd Grothusen 21350 North Road 13 Scott City, KS 67871 (308) 201-0545 tgrothusen@norbrookinc.com


Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting customers focused on raising and caring for livestock. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. www.zoetis.com

Christine Gabel 38658 County Road 43 Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 396-6830 christine.gabel@zoetis.com Ben Cooley 302 Clark Street Sterling, CO 80751 Cell: (970) 218-6614 ben.cooley@zoetis.com Thomas Corah 8353 East 130th Avenue Brighton, CO 80602 Cell: (720) 202-2802 Fax: (800) 499-8527 thomas.j.corah@zoetis.com Ben Fritz 49495 County Road 33 Nunn, CO 80648 Cell: (970) 396-7395 ben.fritz@zoetis.com John Koch (612) 325-2896 john.koch@zoetis.com Cecilia Rosas-Goulart 1433 Purple Sage Court Fort Colllins, CO 80526 (970) 481-8394 cecilia.rosasgoulart@zoetis.com Gary Sides, Ph.D. 13355 County Road 37 Sterling, CO 80751 Cell: (970) 520-5953 Fax: (866) 590-0827 gary.sides@zoetis.com Grant Thomas 6445 Nanette Way Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Cell: (719) 367-1168 grant.thomas@zoetis.com

business solutions CIT Consider It There Direct mail & business mail specialists, also offering design & printing services. www.consideritthere.com

Kathy Sutton 812 11th Street, Suite 2 Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 352-9334 contact@citdirectmail.com

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Greeley Hat Works

Greeley Hat Works has from its beginning been a quality part of its community, from local, to regional, to national and providing the best quality and customer service even to celebrities and well known politicians. No matter its owner or location Greeley Hat Works has forged a rich history through its fine hatting and commitment to its customers. www.greeleyhatworks.com

Trent Johnson 2613 8th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 353-7300 Fax: (970) 346-5153 info@greeleyhatworks.com

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Cris SoRelle 2965 27th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 330-4800 Fax: (970) 339-5107 csorelle@pioneerpresscolorado.com

commodity brokers AgWest Commodities

Full service commodities brokerage with offices in 4 state across the western corn belt including Colorado! We serve livestock and grain producers with individualized price risk-management strategies and help them construct marketing plans custom-tailored to their unique needs. www.goagwest.com

Josh Holt 311 South Main Street Yuma, CO 80759 (866) 995-8067 Cell: (970) 571-3448 joholt@goagwest.com

CattleHedging.Com, LLC

Commercial cattle hedging. Handles risk management for livestock producers and packers in the U.S. and Canada. www.cattlehedging.com

Larry Hicks 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 123 Centennial, CO 80112 (866) 433-4311 Cell: (720) 299-4653 Fax: (303) 785-9501 larry@cattlehedging.com Steve Reisdorph 8417 SnowCap View Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (866) 433-4390 cattlehedging@stellarpoints.com Josh Steinhilber 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 123 Centennial, CO 80112 (866) 433-4317 josh@cattlehedging.com Steve Winger PO Box 10 Yuma, CO 80759 (970) 848-3833 Fax: (970) 532-1252 steve@wingbiz.com

CHS, Inc.

Farmer owned grain & farm supply co-op. Over 2.5 million bushels of grain storage at 4 locations. Custom pellet, flake & grind/mix to your specific rations. Custom applications of dry & liquid fertilizers, as well as AG Chemicals. www.chsyuma.com

John Ptacnik PO Box 184 Yuma, CO 80759 (970) 848-5432 Fax: (970) 848-3359 john.ptacnik@chsinc.com

Colorado Mills, Inc.

Feed mill, oilseed extraction, & vegetable oil refinery. Manufacturer of pelleted, meal, texturized & range cubes. Mechanically extract sunflower, corn germ, safflower, and canola. Produce food-grade crude & refined vegetable oils. www.comills.com

Kevin Swanson 505 East Hickory Street PO Box 1155 Lamar, CO 81052 (719) 336-8452 Cell: (719) 688-9866 Fax: (719) 336-5660 kevin@comills.com


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Compass Ag Solutions, LLC

Compass Ag Solutions is a commodity risk management and consulting firm helping cattle feeders in North America measure, manage, and mitigate market risks. www.compassagsolutions.com


Jason Kraft 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Cell: (970) 631-5175 Fax: (970) 482-2061 jason@compassagsolutions.com Sharon Marshall 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 sharon@compassagsolutions.com Brandon McEndaffer 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 brandon@compassagsolutions.com Jimbo Mercer 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 jimbo@compassagsolutions.com

Barb Newman 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, Colorado 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 barb@compassagsolutions.com Tess Self 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 tess@compassagsolutions.com

Andy Edson 20010 Manderson Street, Suite A Elkhorn, NE 68022 (402) 289-6743 Cell: (970) 646-3088 Fax: (970) 686-7196 aedson@heiskell.com

Roggen Farmers’ Elevator Association

Grain elevator. Buying and selling grain for the feedlot industry. www.roggenfarmerselev.com

Bryan Vasseur 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 bryan@compassagsolutions.com

Keith DeVoe PO Box 8 Roggen, CO 80652 (303) 849-5506 Fax: (303) 849-5508 kdevoe@roggenfarmerselev.com

Ty Wilson 123 North College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 ty@compassagsolutions.com

Scott Steinbar PO Box 8 Roggen, CO 80652 (303) 849-5506 Fax: (303) 849-5508 ssteinbar@roggenfarmerselev.com

J.D. Heiskell

We provide exceptional expertise in the trading of grain and feed ingredients to the livestock and dairy industries. www.heiskell.com

Dean McIntosh 1616 South Kentucky, Suite C400 Amarillo, TX 79102 (806) 367-9779 Cell: (806) 681-5974 dmcintosh@heiskell.com

West Plains LLC

Colorado’s premier supplier of grain and feed ingredients for the livestock sectors. “West Plains, We Deliver” www.westplainsllc.com

Wade Betschart PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1733 Cell: (307) 532-1535 Fax: (970) 660-1778 wadeb@westplainsllc.com

Nick Leiding PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1744 Cell: (970) 413-4673 Fax: (970) 660-1778 nickl@westplainsllc.com Nick Pryor PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1748 Cell: (402) 649-9063 Fax: (970) 660-1778 nicholasp@westplainsllc.com Geoff Utecht PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1740 Cell: (402) 705-2918 Fax: (970) 660-1700 geoffu@westplainsllc.com

construction DD Construction

General contractor, specializing in industrial, pre-engineered metal buildings, ground-up construction. www.ddcon.co

Justin Beall 747 Sheridan Boulevard, Suite 3A Lakewood, CO 80214 Cell: (303) 536-6074 justin@ddcon.com

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In 1974, Max Jantz started MJE, LLC with a John Deere Tractor and a pull-type scraper. Today with a fleet of 25 scrapers, the appropriate assist equipment, experienced crews, and a trained office staff, MJE is the leading contractor in turnkey feedyard and dairy construction, highways, landfills, and wastewater facilities. www.mjellc.net Aaron Jantz 26503 11 Road Montezuma, KS 67867 (800) 536-2634 contactus@mjellc.net

consultants AGPROfessionals

Thomas Haren 3050 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 535-9318 Cell: (303) 746-0984 Fax: (970) 535-9854 tharen@agpros.com

Grassland Nutrition Consulting

Bob Moser 3050 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 535-9318 Fax: (970) 535-9854 bmoser@agpros.com


Grassland Nutrition is a private nutrition consulting business owned by Dr. Kelcey Swyers located in Northern Colorado, providing nutrition consulting services to ranches, feedlots and dairies in the Rocky Mountain Region.

DNMCmilk is a dairy nutrition and management consulting firm based in Fort Collins. Working in several western states, DNMC brings a high level of professionalism to its clients in the areas of ration formulation, management council and performance analysis. www.dnmcmilk.com

Steve Martin 3803 Cosmos Lane Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 218-0496 steve@dnmcmilk.com Kraig Peel 6601 South Shields Fort Collins, CO 80526 Cell: (970) 222-4071 kraig@dnmcmilk.com

Paragon Consulting Group, Inc.

Jay Thurman 5600 Dowlen Road Happy, TX 79042 (970) 218-0496 jay@dnmcmilk.com


Kelcey Swyers PO Box 1363 Wellington, CO 80549 (970) 535-2153 kelcey@grasslandnutrition.com

Koers-Davis Consulting Providing feedlot and dairy consultation services, with concentration in nutrition management. www.beef4u.com

Shane Davis 2000 Ridgeview Road Salina, KS 67401 (785) 825-8192 Cell: (620) 384-9510 Fax: (785) 825-1419 beef4u@beef4u.com

Paragon was formed in 1997 by a group who had practiced together in another firm for a decade. Paragon is an environmental and water-resources engineering firm with 2 office locations, Paragon’s team members have provided services to producers and water-rights holders for over 30 years. www.paragoncg.com

David M. Rau, P.E. 1103 Oak Park Drive, Suite 110 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 377-1600 Cell: (970) 566-3151 Fax: (970) 377-1880 dmrau@paragoncg.com Brick Smith, P.E. 6901 Broadway Denver, CO 80221 (303) 428-7610 Cell: (303) 901-9104 Fax: (303) 428-7620 bsmith@paragoncg.com

Progressive Agricultural Mgmt, LLC

Pro-Ag provides turn-key operational and management functions to the absentee landowner. Management consulting is also offered. Joint ventures with landowner on specialty crops. Jim Hendrix PO Box 445 Wray, CO 80758 (970) 332-0604 Cell: (970) 630-0146 Fax: (877) 730-6014 jim@proagmanagement.com


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AGPROfessionals is a comprehensive agricultural consulting company. We are the leading authority guiding clients in agronomy, CAFO design & permitting, engineering, dairy, beef, pork & poultry development. Services also include environmental consulting, real estate, regulatory compliance management, septic design, site selection, surveying, & wastewater treatment design. “Everything from Ag to Z” (TM) www.agpros.com

Katherine Lotspeich 3050 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 535-9318 Fax: (970) 535-9854 klotspeich@agpros.com

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THEngineering, LLC

Established by Travis Hertneky, licensed professional engineer, THEngineering offers agricultural consulting and engineering solutions. THEngineering is built on over two decades of experience navigating the ever evolving regulatory requirements, and a lifetime of experience as a producer. www.thengineeringonline.com


Travis Hertneky PO Box 337748 Greeley, CO 80633 (719) 661-6209 Fax: (719) 362-4768 travis@thengineeringonline.com Erin Kress PO Box 337748 Greeley, CO 80633 (720) 666-2701 Fax: (719) 362-4768 erin@thengineeringonline.com

Ward Laboratories, Inc.

Ward Laboratories, Inc. is an agriculture testing laboratory dedicated to serving farmers and ranchers. We specialize in testing soils, plants, feed, forages, water, manures, fertilizer and other special testing projects. We fully serve producers through consultation with professional staff. www.wardlab.com

Rebecca Kern 4007 Cherry Avenue Kearney, NE 68847 (308) 234-2418 Cell: (320) 292-1065 rkern@wardlab.com

Cole Schomaker 29774 Highway 71 North Rocky Ford, CO 81067 4 Rivers Equipment - Ag, LLC 4 Rivers Equipment is ‘Your Working Partner’. (719) 254-7621 We are dedicated to serving the needs of our cmschomaker@4riversequipment.com customers and providing our customers the best value in products and service. We are a Ryan Winberg certified John Deere dealer and offer many 924 11th Street other fine product lines; providing you with Greeley, CO 80631 the best value available. Cell: (970) 373-6595 Chad Askeland rwinberg@4riversequipment.com 4225 North Strasburg Road Strasburg, CO 80136 BigIron Auctions (303) 622-4207 With 35 Years of service BigIron Auctions caskeland@4riversequipment.com is the Nation’s Premier Online Auction Miles Kaplanides Company serving rural America. BigIron 125 John Deere Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 conducts weekly auctions selling all (970) 482-7154 equipment Unreserved with No Buyers Fees mkaplanides@4riversequipment.com and all items transfer free of any liens. Cody McArthur www.bigiron.com 4322 CO 66 Longmont, CO 80504 Kurt Campbell (970) 535-4474 2025 Widgeon Drive cmcarthur@4riversequipment.com Johnstown, CO 80534 Richard Naylor (402) 678-2411 685 East Enterprise Drive Cell: (970) 324-9990 Pueblo West, CO 81007 kurt.campbell@bigiron.com (719) 547-3505 rnaylor@4riversequipment.com Doug Binder Jason Reedy 7382 County Road 16 33957 Highway 50 Merino, CO 80741 Holly, CO 81047 Cell: (970) 467-0444 (719) 537-6551 jreedy@4riversequipment.com doug.binder@bigiron.com



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Bill’s Volume Sales & Service – Rotomix feed mixers – spreaders – complete sales and service – DigStar Scales – Easy Rake Silage Facers – Cancrete Waterers – EasyClean Bunk Sweepers – T&S Trip Hoppers – Bale King Bale Processors – New and used equipment. www.billsvolume.com

Todd Stephens 1110 North Cameron Street Brush, CO 80723 (970) 842-5165 Cell: (970) 396-6724 Fax: (970) 842-4234 bvswest@billsvolume.com Snuffy Boyles 1110 North Cameron Street Brush, CO 80723 (970) 842-5165 bvswest@billsvolume.com

Dairy Resources of the West, LLC Service, supplies and equipment installation to the dairy industry in Colorado and Wyoming. Our goal is to assist dairymen with the safe, economical and timely harvest of milk for all sizes of dairies. Authorized Independent DeLaval Dealer. www.dairy-resources.com

Keith Benner 129 South Madison, Suite 2 Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 593-9704 Fax: (970) 593-9706 keith@dairy-resources.com

Dairy Specialists, LLC

Harsh International, Inc.

Kevin Krausch

Full line Dairy equipment and supplies. Sales Manufacturer of Feed/Dairy Mixers, Delivery and service company. Boxes, Stationary Units, Truck/Trailer www.dairyspecialists.com Bale Feeders, Weed Burners, Truck Hoists and Grinder/Flakers. Service Shop with Randy Sorensen Service Trucks, Parts Department and Scale 3309 Empire Street Department with Mobile Scale Van. Evans, CO 80620 www.harshenviro.com (970) 330-1870 www.harshoutdoors.com randy@dairyspecialists.com

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Express Scale Services

Stephanie Beazley

We calibrate, certify, service, repair and sell livestock scales and many other types of scales. www.expressscale.com

Ferrell-Ross Roll Manufacturing Inc. www.ferrellross.com www.flo-more.com

Josh Ibach 3690 FM 2856 Hereford, TX 79045 (806) 364-9051 Fax: (806) 364-8853 jibach@ferrellross.com

(303) 286-4800 Cell: (303) 704-9073 Fax: (303) 288-2215 kevinkrausch@honnen.com

5055 East 72nd Avenue Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 286-4091 Fax: (303) 600-0960 stephaniebeazley@honnen.com

Isaac Bedan 600 Oak Avenue Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-2291 Cell: (970) 815-1688 Fax: (970) 454-3491 ibedan@harshenviro.com

Honnen Equipment

Honnen Equipment is a heavy equipment distributor for John Deere construction equipment, light equipment, attachments and more. We offer sales, rentals, parts, and service to Colorado and the rocky mountain region. We have 10 locations to serve you. www.honnen.com

Josh Hergert 5055 East 72nd Avenue Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 286-9817 Cell: (303) 550-7002 Fax: (303) 288-2215 joshhergert@honnen.com Jordan Long 5055 East 72nd Avenue Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 286-4800 Fax: (303) 288-2215 jordanlong@honnen.com

Manufactures and distributes HW Brand and HW Brand Heavy Duty Brown livestock & equine equipment, farm hardware, fencing, wire products and building products. Our customers are farm and ranch supply stores, rural farm cooperatives, hardware stores and retail lumber yards. www.hutchison-inc.com

George Buck Hutchison 7460 Highway 85 PO Box 1158 Adams City, CO 80022 (303) 287-2826 Fax: (303) 289-3286 ghutchison@hutchison-inc.com

Kuhn Of Greeley

Kuhn of Greeley is your source for KUHN, KUHN Knight, and KUHN Krause equipment. KUHN is a leading innovator in agricultural and industrial equipment, specializing in mixers, spreaders, hay tools, and tillage tools. www.kuhngreeley.com

Greg Chenoweth 1501 West 7th Avenue PO Box 167 Brodhead, WI 53520 (608) 897-2131 Fax: (608) 897-2561 greg.chenoweth@kuhn.com


Kenny Sparks 10511 West U.S. Highway 60 PO Box 748 Canyon, TX 79015 (806) 655-3033 Cell: (806) 683-8425 Fax: (806) 655-7091 kenny@expressscale.com

Tim Janecek 600 Oak Avenue Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-2291 Cell: (970) 396-8355 Fax: (970) 454-3491 tj@harshenviro.com

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Maxey Trailer Sales and Truck Fitting

Maxey Trailer Sales and Truck Fitting provides sales, service, parts and accessories. Products include Equipment, Livestock and Trailers. Truck Bodies and Equipment, Utility Bodies, Cranes, Hoists, Lift-Gates, and Snow-Removal Equipment. www.maxeyco.com


Carl Maxey 2220 East Lincoln Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80624 (970) 484-8660 Cell: (970) 227-1202 cmaxey@mgsmail.com Jeff Wick 1908 South Frontage Road Fort Collins, CO 80625 (970) 484-0557 jwick@mgsmail.com

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Bruce Mohrlang 18990 County Road 29 Brush, CO 80723 (970) 542-0640 Cell: (970) 396-5061 bmohrlang@spreaderz.com

MorLine Equipment / LAIRD

Laird Feeding and Manure Equipment dealer for Colorado along with representing MAS Silage Trailers, Tidenberg equipment and supplies. www.morline.com

Mark Haake 17039 County Road 4 Wiggins, CO 80654 (970) 483-7375 Cell: (970) 302-2617 Fax: (970) 483-7375 mkhaake@hotmail.com 20_BC76_LIVESTOCK_VISION_MAG_AD.indd 1

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Mortec Industries, Inc.

Industrial and farm scale weighing systems, sales and services of all types. Includes Rice Lake and Unibridge truck scales, single animal livestock scales, Digi-Star feed tuck scales, and GSE programmable weight indicators. www.mortecscales.com Joe Kral III PO Box 977 Brush, CO 80723 (970) 842-5063 Fax: (970) 842-5061 joe@mortecscales.com

Power Equipment Co.

Distributor of heavy construction & aggregate equipment. Sales, rentals, parts and service of heavy construction equipment. www.power-equip.com

Trent Braun PO Box 28 Denver, CO 80201 Cell: (719) 237-6130 tbraun@power-equip.com Doug Corley 2940 East Las Vegas Street Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 392-1155 Fax: (719) 390-9604 dcorley@power-equip.com John Custer 2836 1st Avenue Greeley, CO 80531 (970) 353-1224 Cell: (970) 373-6147 jcuster@power-equip.com Matt Mergens 500 East 62nd Avenue Denver, CO 80201 (303) 288-6801 Fax: (303) 288-6809 mmergens@power-equip.com Will Ricketts PO Box 28 Denver, CO 80201 (303) 288-6801 wricketts@power-equip.com

Power Motive Corp.

Jeremy Griebel 2600 Center Drive Miliken, CO 80543 (970) 587-1188 jgriebel@powermotivecorp.com Jim Schmitt 2259 Commercial Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 576-5541 jschmitt@powermotivecorp.com Rod Smith 2340 I-70 Frontage Road Grand Junction, CO 81505 (970) 260-9091 rsmith@powermotivecorp.com

R & R Machine Works Inc.

Mark Cooksey 2205 East Wyatt Earp PO Box 1724 Dodge City, KS 67801 (620) 225-1142 Cell: (620) 338-0711 Fax: (620) 225-6370 mcooksey@rotomix.com

Wagner Equipment Company

Heavy equipment. Including: earthmoving equipment, industrial engines, air compressors and more. www.wagnerequipment.com

Marketing Department 18000 Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011 (970) 396-0416 nielsen_chad@wagnerequipment.com

feedstuffs Agfinity, Inc. Agfinity’s feed department offers a complete line of livestock formula feeds providing quality, integrity and service. Agfinity Inc. also offers petroleum products, agronomy services, retail services, tires, batteries and accessories. www.agfinityinc.com

Tom Tolle 260 Factory Road Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-4043 Cell: (970) 515-2629

R & R Machine Works specializes in roll recorrugating, roll changes, manufacturing roller/Flaker mills and steamchests. Servicing Wickham Tractor Co. feedyards, hog farms and dairies since 1976. Authorized dealer for sales, parts and service www.r-rmachine.com for Case IH, Kubota, Polaris, CanAm, and International Trucks. Warren Cornelius PO Box 1330 www.wickhamtractor.com Dalhart, TX 79022 (806) 244-5686 Eva Kettler Fax: (806) 244-6096 warren@r-rmachine.com 4100 South Valley Drive Longmont, CO 80504 Keith McGinnis (970) 535-3310 PO Box 1330 Cell: (970) 768-6409 Dalhart, TX 79022 (806) 244-5686 eva@wickhamtractor.com Fax: (806) 244-6096 sales@r-rmachine.com Katie McAlister Roto Mix 15447 U.S. Highway 34 Manufacturer of feed mixer and manure Fort Morgan, CO 80701 handling equipment. Sales, service, and (970) 535-3310 parts for all types of mixers, manure Cell: (262) 497-2526 spreaders and scales. www.rotomix.com kmcalister@landolakes.com

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Wally Stimpert 2205 East Wyatt Earp PO Box 1724 Dodge City, KS 67801 (620) 225-1142 Cell: (620) 338-0090 wstimpert@rotomix.com

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Jason Wickham 15447 U.S. Highway 34 Fort Morgan, CO 80701 (970) 867-5669 jason@wickhamtractor.com

ttolle@agfinityinc.com Dan Riddle 260 Factory Road Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-4000 driddle@agfinityinc.com Aaron Smith 260 Factory Road Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-4016 Cell: (720) 412-8380 Fax: (970) 454-1678 asmith@agfinityinc.com Warren Winder Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-4069 Cell: (970) 556-8731 wwinder@agfinityinc.com


James Cline 2836 1st Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 353-1244 Cell: (303) 906-3779 jcline@power-equip.com

Larry Gaugh 39 Kay Cee Lane Durango, CO 80301 (970) 259-0455 lgaugh@powermotivecorp.com

Distributor of heavy construction, aggregate, and utility equipment. Offering equipment sales, rental, parts, service, repair, and financing. Exclusive dealer for Komatsu, Takeuchi, KPI-JCI, Sakai, Morbark, and many others. Locations and service throughout Colorado and Southeast Wyoming. www.powermotive.com

Mike Greenberg 5000 Vasquez Boulevard Denver, CO 80216 (303) 355-5900 mgreenberg@powermotivecorp.com Mac Blount 5000 Vasquez Boulevard Denver, CO 80216 (303) 355-5900 mblount@powermotive.com Gene Deych 5000 Vasquez Boulevard Denver, CO 80216 (303) 748-4389 gdeych@powermotivecorp.com


Alltech USA

Our core business improves animal health and performance by adding nutritional value to feed, naturally, through Alltech’s innovative use of yeast fermentation, enzyme technology, algae and nutrigenomics, which studies the impact of nutrition at the genetic level. Our technologies and support programs enable farmers to realize greater efficiency, profitability and sustainability on their farms. www.alltech.com


Randy Asher 451 County Road 10 Clovis, NM 88101 (575) 763-1607 Cell: (575) 359-5570 Fax: (575) 762-2555 rasher@alltech.com


Greg Henderson 1706 Hunter Hill Road Hudson, WI 54016 Cell: (612) 747-1865 ghenderson@diamondv.com Trevor Tuell 5376 Highland Meadows Court Windsor, CO 80528 Cell: (970) 388-0766 ttuell@diamondv.com

Flagler Cooperative Association

Vladimira Novak 3541 East Vine Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 493-7033 Cell: (970) 214-4306 Fax: (970) 493-6461 vladimira@imutek.com

INCO Digestive, Inc. www.incodigestive.com

Cody Bamford 45971 County Road 30 Haxtun, CO 80731 (970) 774-4646 Cell: (970) 580-9090 Fax: (970) 774-6164 cbamford@incodigestive.com

Flagler Cooperative strives to meet the needs of all surrounding grain and livestock producers. We have a selection of animal health products and a feed mill. Our feed mill handles custom feed deliveries from Kansas Lallemand Animal Nutrition Developing microbiological products to solve to the Front Range. specific problems for the livestock industry. www.flaglercoop.com Cargill Animal Nutrition www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com Weston Charles and Health Brad Walter 221 East 2nd Street We provide customized productivity 5555 East Lake Drive solutions to producers worldwide. We create PO Box 398 Garden City, KS 67846 Flagler, CO 80815 customized offerings and management (800) 541-5598 (719) 765-4416 programs to fit each situation and our Cell: (620) 260-6650 Fax: (719) 765-4713 animal nutrition and management experts Fax: (414) 464-6430 weston@flaglercoop.com offer the scope and creativity to serve the bwalter@lallemand.com unique needs of each customer. GMCO Corporation www.cargill.com/dariydreams Stuart Gebauer Serving Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, 6120 West Douglas Avenue Texas, Nebraska, and California. Specializing Marc Sholder Milwaukee, WI 53218 in environmentally friendly and natural 1680 Aylesbury Court (402) 332-0303 products. Our bagged, all-natural mineral Windsor, CO 80550 Cell: (970) 397-1293 salt is specifically chosen to care for your (610) 213-4632 Fax: (402) 332-3847 valuable animals! We are committed marc_sholder@cargill.com to transporting and storing products sgebauer@lallemand.com responsibly and with focus on environmental David Johnson Life Products / Vit-E-Men Co preservation. 219 Right of Way Road Vit-E-Men and Life Products, a Nebraska www.gmcocorp.com Sterling, CO 80751 based Agricultural company, has been (970) 522-6136 David DeHerrera manufacturing Animal Feed Supplements, 10047 Poudre Court david_johnson@cargill.com Crop Treatments and Livestock Health Lone Tree, CO 80124 Products since 1971. We supply quality Jim Sullivan Cell: (303) 319-5910 products to a wide-variety of operations: 7528 County Road 42 Fax: (970) 625-9101 i.e. the livestock and beef cattle operations, Johnstown, CO 80525 ddeherrera@gmcocorp.com cattle feed yards, cow/calf operations, dairy (970) 215-9965 cow farmers, equine or horse operations, Imu-Tek jim_sullivan@cargill.com swine or pig farms, poultry or chicken farms, Imu-Tek is a USDA licensed veterinary Chr. Hansen Animal Health biologics establishment and FDA inspected turkey farms, sheep farms, goat farms and aquaculture or fish farms. supplement manufacturer. We collect, Chr. Hansen Animal health has the largest www.lifeproductsinc.com pasteurize and spray dry bovine colostrum collection of microbial strains for probiotics and silage inoculants in the world. So we can help producers and farmers boost efficiency and profitability, while meeting all regulatory requirements for safety, stability and efficacy. www.chr-hansen.com

Lindsay Sartorius 3396 Bayberry Lane Johnstown, CO 80534 (877) 780-6300 Cell: (970) 685-9715 uslisa@chr-hansen.com Greg Markel 9015 West Maple Street Milwaukee, WI 53214 Cell: (307) 331-1039 usgrma@chr-hansen.com


Diamond V

from our carefully selected dairy partners. Our dried colostrum is of high quality, primarily used for the newborn calf. www.imutek.com

Susan Dyjak 3541 East Vine Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 493-7033 Cell: (970) 222-1179 Fax: (970) 493-6461 susan@imutek.com Henry Dyjak 3541 East Vine Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 493-7033 Cell: (970) 222-1109 Fax: (970) 493-6461 henryd@imutek.com

Jeff Young 306 East Omaha Avenue Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 379-0311 Cell: (402) 649-1261 jeff@lifeproductsinc.com


Micronutrients is the global leader for hydroxy trace minerals, marketed under the brand name. www.micro.net

Shane White 2601 Fortune Circle East Drive, Suite 200C Indianapolis, IN 46241 (402) 214-0807 Cell: (970) 208-7475 shane.white@micro.net

Jeff Heldt 2601 Fortune Circle Drive East, Suite 200C Indianapolis, IN 46241 Cell: (308) 641-5781 jeff.heldt@micro.net

Midwest P.M.S., LLC

Feedlot supplements, ration formulation, nutrition consultation.

David Wagner 11347 Business Park Circle Firestone, CO 80504 (800) 635-3031 Fax: (303) 684-5999 dwagner@mwpms.com Marco Dib 11347 Business Park Circle Firestone, CO 80504 (800) 635-3031 Cell: (402) 617-3191 Fax: (303) 684-5999 mdib@mwpms.com

Multimin USA, Inc

Multimin90 provides Zinc, Manganese, Copper and Selenium in a readily available form as an injectable, which by -passes any antagonists that may tie up oral minerals. Strategic injection offers critical supplementation at times of increased demand supporting reproduction and immunity. www.multiminusa.com

Dave Link 2809 East Harmony Road, Suite 190 Fort Collins, CO 80528 Cell: (303) 588-2986 davidlink@multiminusa.com Kimber Bay 2809 East Harmony Road, Suite 190 Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 372-2302 Fax: (970) 631-8945 kimber@multiminusa.com

MWI Animal Health / MICRO Technologies

Micro Technologies, an AmerisourceBergen company, is the leading provider of advanced, integrated animal management systems and solutions for livestock producers. Systems help increase value and reduce cost of producing animals while assuring food safety and wholesomeness. www.microtechnologiesncba.com

Chris Craig 71097 Road 384 McCook, NE 69001 (308) 340-9079 ccraig@microtechnologies.com

Northern Feed & Bean

Commercial feed dealer for northeastern Colorado. www.northernfeedandbean.com

Bob Pemberton PO Box 149 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 352-7875 Cell: (970) 302-0066 Fax: (970) 352-7833 rwpemberton@aol.com

Peak to Plains Feed

Northern Colorado’s leading provider of Loomix liquid feed supplements. We routinely deliver liquid feed supplements with proper consumption control at the recommended feeding rate. www.peak2plainsfeed.com

Brett Datteri 55 Vaquero Trail Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 371-1225 brett@peaktoplainsfeed.com Jason Lingus 34989 County Road 16 Keenesburg, CO 80543 (970) 818-1286 jason@peaktoplainsfeed.com

Performance Plus

Brent Erickson 1120 South Front Street Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-9052 Fax: (970) 522-9103 brente@ppl-usa.biz

Programs for Dairy: Heifer feeding and Management, Purina Dry Cow, Transition, and Herd Analysis program. Programs for Beef: Purina Beef Minerals, Purina Cattle Starter Research, Intake Modifying (IM) Technology, and Long View Animal Nutrition Center. www.purina.com

Matt Ramsey 2632 Paddington Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 Cell: (970) 237-1440 mramsey@landolakes.com Paul Hill 45900 Gold Stone Creek Court Nunn, CO 80648 Cell: (417) 849-6851 phill2@landolakes.com Cody McCary 4443 Elliot Place Loveland, CO 80538 Cell: (509) 551-4661 cmccary@landolakes.com Mike Olearnick 23768 County Road 66 Greeley, CO 80631 Cell: (970) 381-6170 Fax: (970) 356-8914 msolearnick@gmail.com

Zinpro Performance Minerals

Jim Sauder 3203 County Road 7630 Lubbock, TX 79423 (806) 761-7236 Cell: (806) 392-4046 Fax: (806) 761-7261 jjsauder@landolakes.com

Quality Liquid Feeds

Quality Liquid Feeds (QLF) is an innovative leader in the developing and manufacturing of liquid feed supplements along with Ignite tubs for cattle. Programs include QLF and LOOMIX free-choice products, forage treating and TMR addition for confined cows, fed cattle and dairy cattle. QLF provides technical services, sales and market support, and equipment services. www.qlf.com Dick Carlson 1513 61st Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 (800) 235-2345 Cell: (970) 685-7625 dick.carlson@qlf.com

Sooner Trading Company Supplier of blended feeding fats. Jeff Earles PO Box 350 Ravia, OK 73455 (800) 341-0012 Fax: (580) 371-3463 billyrlee@soonertrading.net

Zinpro Performance Minerals is the leader in organic trace mineral nutrition serving the beef and dairy industry by offering highly researched trace mineral feed additives. Products include Zinpro, AvailaZn, 4-Plex and Availa-4. www.zinpro.com Willard Lemaster 16508 Boston Parkway Clive, IA 50325 Cell: (531) 500-9551 wlemaster@zinpro.com

fertilizer Humalfa

Operating in CO, TX, and OK in feedlots feeding high concentrate rations. We handle large volumes of manure through the composting process resulting in a superior organic fertilizer that is a very economical fertilizer alternative for area farmers. www.humalfa.com Farrel Crowder 26874 County Road 65 Iliff, CO 80736 (970) 522-0758 Cell: (970) 520-7715 Fax: (970) 522-2250 farrel@humalfa.com


We see things from the ground up, all of the small details that go into the big picture of ranching.


Since 1988, Performance Plus has made a name in the agricultural industry by providing customized liquid feeds to cattlemen everywhere, experiencing tremendous growth and success. With operations now in Idaho, Colorado, and Nebraska, Performance Plus continues to be a leading provider of cattle feed solutions. www.feedperformanceplus.com

Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

Because agriculture is what we know, it’s all we do.

Call 800.799.6545 today or visit AgLoan.com A part of the Farm Credit System. Equal Opportunity Lender.


financial services American AgCredit

Founded in 1916, American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout Colorado, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas and Oklahoma, as well as to capital markets customers in all 50 states. www.agloan.com


Catharine Soukup 4505 West 29th Street Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 506-3459 Cell: (970) 819-2522 Fax: (970) 330-4420 csoukup@agloan.com Brad Collins 4505 West 29th Street Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 506-3402 Cell: (970) 596-8071 bcollins@agloan.com Mike Lancaster 4505 West 29th Street Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 506-3435 Cell: (970) 617-3901 mlancaster@agloan.com Brian Larson 4505 West 29th Street Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 506-3429 Cell: (970) 818-1712 blarson@agloan.com

ANB Bank

We offer all types of credit products to farmers, ranchers, and other producers of agricultural products. Loans such as, crop production, dairies, feedlots, livestock, machinery, real estate, and seasonal operations. Call us today! www.anbbank.com

Josh Johnson 2108 Milestone Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 282-2406 Cell: (970) 413-0065 Fax: (970) 282-8945 joshua.johnson@anbbank.com

Bank of Colorado

Combining personal service, a strong banking network, and community-minded banks located throughout Colorado with a menu of competitive and comprehensive financial services. www.bankofcolorado.com

Dan Seedorf PO Box 266 Yuma, CO 80759 (970) 848-5447 Fax: (970) 848-5376 dan.seedorf@bankofcolorado.com


Bank of the West

A diversified financial service company offering loans, deposit cash management, investments, and insurance. www.bankofthewest.com

James Wernli 2544 North Maize Court, Suite 300 Wichita, KS 67205 (316) 292-5831 Cell: (316) 650-0158 james.wernli@bankofthewest.com James Brooks III 1075 West Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 267-2214 Cell: (970) 988-9192 james.brooks@bankofthewest.com Casey Johnson 2544 North Maize Court, Suite 300 Wichita, KS 67205 (316) 292-5838 Cell: (806) 290-2212 casey.johnson@bankofthewest.com John Stellingwerf 1075 West Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 267-2213 Cell: (970) 690-4303 john.stellingwerf@bankofthewest.com



Larri Tappy 229 South 3rd Street PO Box 551 Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 521-2774 Cell: (720) 315-8898 Fax: (720) 528-6239 ltappy@cobank.com Marc Adams 5715 West 50th Lubbock, TX 79414 (806) 788-3702 Cell: (806) 239-1560 Fax: (303) 224-6125 adamsma@cobank.com

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado

Jennifer Meis PO Box 75640 Colorado Springs, CO 80970-5640 (719)570-1087 Cell: (719) 304-2508 jennifer.meis@aglending.com

Farmers Bank


Eric Hoffner PO Box 220 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 834-2121 Fax: (970) 834-1351 ehoffner@farmersbank-weld.com

Adam Buerer PO Box 75640 Colorado Springs, CO 80970-5640 (719) 570-1087 adam.buerer@aglending.com


Patty Gates 2425 35th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 673-4501 Cell: (970) 590-9621 Fax: (970) 330-2850 pgates@fmsbank.com

NBH Bank Food & Agribusiness Banking

NBH Food and Agribusiness Banking serves farmers, ranchers, cattle feeders, dairy producers, and other agribusiness related First FarmBank companies across the Mountain West At First FarmBank, we provide a full range and Midwest. Our products and services of personal and business banking services accommodate large scale, family owned for farm and ranch operations of all sizes, farming/ranching operations, and private/ individuals, families, and retirees. We investor owned agribusinesses. serve our customers in Colorado from our branches in Greeley, Yuma, and Sterling, and www.nbhbank.com in Kansas from our branch in Tribune. Luke Schultz www.firstfarmbank.com 14097 Oak Leaf Circle Tony Miller Wamego, KS 66547 2939 65th Avenue (303) 302-3131 Greeley, CO 80634 Cell: (785) 410-8484 (970) 346-7900 luke.schultz@nbhbank.com Cell: (970) 301-0004 Fax: (970) 506-3851 Premier Farm Credit tmiller@firstfarmbank.com Premier Farm Credit supports rural

Bevan Rigg 2939 65th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 346-7900 Cell: (970) 346-7910 Fax: (970) 506-3851 brigg@firstfarmbank.com Paul Webber 127 22nd Street Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 346-7900 Cell: (970) 346-7915 Fax: (970) 304-0452 pwebber@firstfarmbank.com

First National Bank of Omaha

Agribusiness and production loans and banking services, covering Colorado, Any lender can build a loan portfolio. At Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming. Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, we build relationships. We understand the business of www.firstnational.com agriculture and what it takes to be successful. Ryan Land It’s what we do - and we take pride in 1505 West Main Street helping our customers succeed. Farmers Windsor, CO 80550 and ranchers face a tremendous amount of (970) 506-8422 uncertainty in their business. One uncertainty Cell: (970) 290-1129 that they shouldn’t have to face is where Fax: (970) 674-0382 they find their financing. Whether you’re rland@fnni.com just starting your agribusiness or you’ve spent decades building it - whether you’re expanding your operation or preparing to pass it to the next generation Farm Credit can help you get where you’re going. www.aglending.com

FMS Bank

communities and agriculture with reliable and consistent credit and related services, today and tomorrow. www.premieraca.com

Jaimee Mollohan PO Box 306 Yuma, CO 80759 (970) 848-5839 Cell: (970) 630-4484 Fax: (970) 848-5283 jaimee.mollohan@premieraca.com

Rabo AgriFinance

Rabo AgriFinance is a subsidiary of Rabobank, a premier bank to the global agriculture industry. Rabo AgriFinances provides access to industry knowledge and a suite of financial services. These services include loans, insurance, input finance and risk management products. www.raboag.com

First Pioneer National Bank

Brent Lahman 4045 Saint Cloud Drive, Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 613-4870 Cell: (970) 290-2890 Fax: (855) 631-0253 brent.lahman@raboag.com

Sean Siegrist PO Box 96 Wray, CO 80758 (970) 332-4824 Fax: (970) 332-4061 ssiegrist@fpnb.net

Nick Heitkemper 4045 Saint Cloud Drive, Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 613-4865 Cell: (970) 341-8142 Fax: (855) 631-0253 nick.heitkemper@raboag.com

Full service commercial bank. www.efpnb.com

Brandon Kammerzell 4045 Saint Cloud Drive, Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 613-4876 Cell: (970) 302-8894 brandon.kammerzell@raboag.com Scott Miller 13203 West 21st Court North Wichita, KS 67235 (855) 818-6547 Cell: (316) 524-9373 Fax: (855) 631-0253 scott.miller@raboag.com

Rocky Mountain Financial Group

Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Personal Financial Planning and Long Term Care. www.rmfginc.com

Chris Polk 13984 West Bowles Avenue, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127 (303) 584-1161 Fax: (303) 951-5990 cpprmfg@yahoo.com


303-857-0763 www.renewablefiber.com @renewablefiber

Stockmens Bank

We are a full service bank providing a variety of loan and deposit services with an emphasis on AG & Commercial accounts while also servicing the retail sector. www.thestockmensbank.com

Robert M. Alexander 25 North Cascade Avenue, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 955-2800 Fax: (719) 442-4330 judy.ingels@thestockmensbank.com Elly Durham 25 North Cascade Avenue, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 955-2800 Fax: (719) 442-4330 elly.durham@thestockmensbank.com


Cliff P. Polk, CLU 13984 West Bowles Avenue, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127 (303) 584-1161 Fax: (303) 951-5990 cpprmfg@aol.com

RENEWABLE FIBER is a transportation and landscape supply company based in Fort Lupton, CO. We’ve served Colorado since 1991 and we have our boots on the ground working for you; our customer. We are your transportation professionals and your landscape and animal bedding supply experts. Our team is ready to exceed your expectations and deliver high-quality supplies and logistics for you.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Colorado Agriculture Division

Diversified financial services company servicing all aspects of agricultural finance, including; agribusinesses and production agriculture. An equal opportunity lender. Member FDIC. www.wellsfargo.com

Doug Hadeen 129 South 3rd Street Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 521-4105 Cell: (970) 370-4480 Fax: (970) 522-2841 douglas.j.hadeen@wellsfargo.com

EATON, COLORADO 80615 1-800-227-1702 www.harshenviro.com

Rod Sharp 359 Main Street Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 257-2441 Fax: (970) 243-2028 rodney.l.sharp@wellsfargo.com


identification ALLFLEX USA, Inc.


Allflex manufactures and markets a quality line of livestock identification products. These management tools include both visual and electronic identification products. Visual tags incorporate a wide offering of custom numbered systems and colors. Electronic tags provide accuracy and efficiencies for automated data collection systems. Our tissue sampling units (TSU) are also becoming an industry standard for DNA collection. Lastly, we also offer a line of precision instruments for livestock usage. www.allflexusa.com

Sid Howard PO Box 612266 DFW Airport, TX 75261 Cell: (214) 850-6190 sidney.howard@merck.com

Datamars Inc.

Datamars is an innovation and quality leader in the animal management industry. Our globally recognized product brands allow us to offer a comprehensive range of integrated services and products to our customers, including animal health delivery systems and identification products. www.datamarsna.com

Joe Nerud 50065 County Road 22 Scottsbluff, NE 69361 (254) 982-4212 Cell: (308) 641-3206 Fax: (254) 982-4816 joe.nerud@datamars.com Wade King 1110 Industrial Boulevard Temple, TX 76504 (254) 598-3440 Fax: (254) 598-3441 wade.king@datamars.com

Doug Stanton 202 6th Street, Suite 400 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 895-3002 dstanton@imiglobal.com

inoculants Aero Applicators, Inc.

Aero Applicators, Inc. of Sterling, CO is dedicated to serving the needs of its local farmers. We offer the best service that we can offer with an awesome team of applicators, fertilizer, knowledge, and equipment. We always strive to be the best out there in the country. www.aeroapplicators.com

Patrick Mertens PO Box 535 Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 571-0871 patrick@aeroseat.com

Corteva Agriscience

Corteva is the agricultural company that resulted from the Dow and Dupont merger. We manufacture products to improve rangelands for grazing, fire mitigation, and sustainability. www.rangeandpasture.com

Claire Volk 514 Grand Avenue #128 Laramie, WY 82070 Cell: (307) 439-9095 claire.volk@corteva.com


Pioneer offers a wide variety of forage products to help livestock producers maximize the value of their feed. Pioneer brand corn silage hybrids lead the industry in tonnage, starch, and fiber digestibility across geographies, growing seasons and environments. Pioneer continues to advance IMI Global, a division of Where its alfalfa lineup with exclusive varieties Food Comes From, Inc. containing HarvXtra® technology that enable producers to achieve high-quality hay IMI offers third-party verification services for a variety of livestock and food marketing and forage no matter when they cut. Pioneer also offers the industry’s most advanced claims, covering both private industry lineup of crop-specific inoculants to conserve and USDA Process Verified (USDA PVP) programs. Source & Age Verification, Non- nutrients and reduce heating. www.pioneer.com Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC), Verified Natural Beef (NeverEver3), Verified Grassfed, Liesel Flansburg BeefCARE and more. 12550 Halleluiah Trail Elbert, CO 80106 www.imiglobal.com (402) 309-0001 Jennifer Moore liesel.flansburg@pioneer.com 202 6th Street, Suite 400 Tim Eggleston Castle Rock, CO 80104 1069 South Lynx Drive (303) 895-3002 Pueblo, CO 81007 jmoore@wherefoodcomesfrom.com (620) 271-8880 tim.eggleston@pioneer.com Kathryn Britton

202 6th Street, Suite 400 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 895-3002 Fax: (877) 258-4535 kbritton@wherefoodcomesfrom.com


Leann Saunders 202 6th Street, Suite 400 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (866) 395-5883 lsaunders@imiglobal.com

Justin Herman 605 South Sherman Avenue Holyoke, CO 80106 (970) 571-4111 justin.herman@pioneer.com

Lance Kuenning 32748 741 Road Imperial, NE 69033 (308) 289-1398 lance.kuenning@pioneer.com John Murray 2300 College Street Goodland, KS 67735 (785) 821-1199 john.murray@pioneer.com John Ortner 1562 Sorenson Drive Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 580-7282 john.ortner@pioneer.com Shawn Sullivan 17463 County Road 53 Burlington, CO 80807 (970) 630-2865 shawn.sullivan@pioneer.com Aaron Vammer 32634 County Road 75 Crook, CO 80726 (970) 580-6908 aaron.vammer@pioneer.com

insurance AgRisk Advisors

We provide Risk Management solutions for food and fiber producers. Our goal is to educate and advise our customers on all options available including - Federal Crop Insurance, Private Programs offering deeper levels of coverage, and Hedging Programs protecting against market volatility. www.agriskadvisors.com

Aaron Tattersall 6130 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 110 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 539-9300 Cell: (303) 854-7016 Fax: (866) 871-3606 aaron.tattersall@cropins.net Tait Berlier 6130 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 110 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Cell: (303) 859-0777 Fax: (866) 871-3606 tait.berlier@cropins.net

Sean Browning 1019 37th Avenue Court, Suite 2 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 353-3608 Cell: (720) 453-3881 sean.browning@american-national.com

Cline Wood, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

Cline Wood, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC has focused on providing insurance and risk management products and services to the agribusiness industry since 1984. We serve clients nationwide and industries including but not limited to Livestock Auction Markets and Feedlots. www.clinewood.com

Gary Coady 4300 West 133rd Street Leawood, KS 66209 (888) 451-3900 Fax: (877) 451-3925 garyc@clinewood.com Matt Koster 4300 West 133rd Street Leawood, KS 66209 (913) 451-3900 Fax: (913) 451-3925 mattk@clinewood.com

Crossroads Insurance Agency

Crossroads Insurance Agency is a multiple line, full service, independent agency with over 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Crossroads specializes in Agribusiness, Commercial and Workers’ Compensation Insurance. www.crossroadsinsurance.com

Curt Wiederspan 213 1st Street Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-0686 Cell: (970) 396-7441 Fax: (970) 454-8774 curt@crossroadsinsurance.com

Casey Wiederspan 213 1st Street Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-0686 Cell: (970) 396-9400 Traci Tattersall Fax: (970) 454-8774 6130 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 110 casey@crossroadsinsurance.com Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 539-9300 Flood and Peterson Cell: (303) 886-0102 Operating since 1939, Flood and Peterson Fax: (866) 871-3606 is Colorado’s trusted insurance broker and traci.tattersall@cropins.net one of the largest privately-held agencies in the Rocky Mountain Region. Providing American National Insurance solutions in agribusiness and commercial From cattle to crops, barns to fencing, insurance, employee benefits, risk control American National can provide coverage and surety programs, Flood and Peterson is tailored for your operation - protecting your a long-term partner to its clients, carriers, home, auto and lifestyle. Visit an Agent and community. Broker for CLA’s Workers today to discover how our unique product Comp group program. offerings can provide the appropriate www.floodpeterson.com financial protection for you. www.americannational.com

Liz Cosentino 1949 East Sunshine Springfield, MO 65899 (417) 887-4990 x 2829 Cell: (331) 901-1001 elizabeth.cosentino@americannational.com

Brian Schiller PO Box 578 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 356-0123 Cell: (970) 396-2543 Fax: (970) 506-6840 bschiller@floodpeterson.com

Tim Rennau PO Box 578 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 397-5121 trennau@floodpeterson.com


Gallagher is one of the most experienced insurance Brokerage and Employee benefits firms in the Midwest specializing in Agriculture Industries. Started in 1917 it has more than 80 employees serving some of the finest employers in the U.S. www.ajg.com

Brad Willadsen 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 829-1030 Cell: (402) 214-0082 Fax: (402) 810-6057 brad_willadsen@ajg.com

Wayne Luebbe 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 829-1062 Cell: (402) 397-6675 Fax: (402) 397-6675 wayne_luebbe@ajg.com Mark Stokes 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 829-1048 Fax: (402) 810-6077 mark_stokes@ajg.com

Goetz Insurors, Inc.

Farms, ranches, feedlots and equine facilities. Insuring property, liability, care, custody and control. Auto and worker compensation. www.goetzinsurors.com

Allan Goetz PO Box 190 Fort Morgan, CO 80701 (970) 867-8246 Cell: (970) 380-1096 allan.g@goetzinsurors.com

HUB International Colorado

HUB is a global insurance brokerage that puts you at the center of everything we do. Our reach and resources mean you have the insurance you need when you need it. HUB provides complete protection including employee benefits and business risk management. www.hubinternational.com

Eric Slinger 2000 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 150 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 382-5162 Cell: (720) 331-9131 Fax: (866) 243-0727 eric.slinger@hubinternational.com

Peggy Rafert 125 South Baxter Avenue PO Box 418 Holyoke, CO 80734 (970) 854-2290 Cell: (970) 520-4924 peggy.rafert@hubinternational.com

Vanessa Valdez 7501 East Lowry Boulevard Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4225 Fax: (303) 361-5225 vanessa.valdez@pinnacol.com Jessica Wareham 7501 East Lowry Boulevard Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4316 jessica.wareham@pinnacol.com

The Hartford Livestock Department


Feedlot Livestock Insurance, Pasture Livestock, Truck Cargo Insurance, Horse & Bull Mortality Insurance. www.thehartford.com/livestock

Terry Gertge PO Box 1325 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 834-2009 Fax: (970) 834-2127 terry@j9insure.com

Jay Huntwork 11602 West Center Road, Suite 350 Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 952-0559 Fax: (877) 520-9603 jay.huntwork@thehartford.com

J-9 Insurance Agency

Janine Freeman PO Box 1325 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 834-1160 Cell: (970) 371-2656 Fax: (970) 834-2127 Janine@j9crop.com Donella Gertge PO Box 1325 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 834-1160 Fax: (970) 834-2127 dgertge@what-wire.com

Pinnacol Assurance

Since 1915, more Colorado companies have trusted Pinnacol Assurance for their workers’ compensation insurance than any other, knowing we’ve made it our business to protect their business. Our competitively-priced coverage includes personalized, compassionate care for injured workers; hundreds of complimentary safety resources; a cutting-edge wellness program; 24/7 online claims management; a preferred provider network and much more. www.pinnacol.com

Joe Newhouse 7501 East Lowry Boulevard Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4763 Cell: (303) 246-0830 joe.newhouse@pinnacol.com David Knell 7501 East Lowry Boulevard Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4144 Cell: (720) 936-1496 david.knell@pinnacol.com Sally Parkinson 7501 East Lowry Boulevard Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4081 sally.parkinson@pinnacol.com

Lisa Hogan PO Box 452 Bear River City, UT 84301 (402) 952-0589 Cell: (435) 994-4460 Fax: (844) 257-0279 lisa.hogan@thehartford.com Barb Marchard 11602 West Center Road, Suite 350 Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 952-0582 Cell: (402) 952-0582 Fax: (877) 520-9603 barbara.marchand@thehartford.com Caleb Maxwell 111 South Main Street Smith Center, KS 66967 (402) 952-0592 Cell: (785) 282-0683 Fax: (877) 513-1970 caleb.maxwell@thehartford.com

legal services Otis & Bedingfield, LLC

We provide a range of legal services involving agricultural leases, sales, estate planning/taxation, business formation/ dissolution, agritourism, boundary disputes, oil/gas leasing, and environmental/ natural resource issues arising from operations, permitting, enforcement, real estate transactions, and regulation/policy development. www.nocoattorneys.com

John Kolanz 2725 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Suite 320 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 663-7300 jkolanz@nocoattorneys.com Lia Szasz 1812 56th Aveue Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 330-6700 lszasz@nocoattorneys.com

marketing services Livestock Marketing Association A trade association representing the livestock marketing sector providing their members with industry information, legal assistance, insurance, business operating systems and legislative/regulatory services. www.lmaweb.com

Mark Mackey 10510 Northwest Ambassador Drive Kansas City, MO 64153 (800) 821-2048 mmackey@lmaweb.com Forrest Mangan 1870 Bonhill Drive Folsom, CA 95630 (800) 821-2048 Cell: (816) 674-0062 Fax: (308) 534-3549 fmangan@lmaweb.com

Producers Livestock Marketing Association www.producerslivestock.com

Brad Jones PO Box 819 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-4121 Cell: (970) 590-9583 Fax: (970) 353-5976 greeley@producerslivestock.com

Sears Marketing Services, LLC www.searsmarketingservices.com

Alan Sears 61 Westward Way Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-3986 Cell: (970) 396-7521 Fax: (970) 237-3028 alan.sears@aksears.com

United Producers, Inc. www.uproducers.com

Bill Tom 8351 North High Street Columbus, OH 43235 (614) 433-2268 Cell: (937) 694-5378 btom@uproducers.com


Shane Belohrad 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 829-1021 Cell: (402) 676-7854 Fax: (402) 810-6047 shane_belohrad@ajg.com

Keith Pocock 125 South Baxter Avenue PO Box 418 Holyoke, CO 80734 (970) 854-2290 Cell: (970) 520-4145 Fax: (970) 854-2690 keith.pocock@hubinternational.com

meat processing US Premium Beef

A producer-owned beef marketing company that enables producers to retain ownership of cattle through value-add processing. USPB has an ownership position in National Beef Packing Company, the nations fourth largest beef packer. Over 2,100 producers from 36 states have marketed cattle through USPB. www.uspremiumbeef.com

Tracy Thomas PO Box 20103 Kansas City, MO 64195 (866) 877-2525 Cell: (913) 638-8133 Fax: (816) 713-8810 tracy.thomas@uspb.com


Double J Meat Packing

Custom butchering and processing of beef, bison and lamb. Rinse and chill available for beef and bison. www.doublejcuts.com

Kelli Crider 726 West Main Pierce, CO 80650 (970) 834-1388 Fax: (970) 834-9727 kelli@doublejinc.com


HARSH INTERNATIONAL, INC 600 OAK AVE. EATON, COLORADO 80615 1-800-227-1702 www.harshenviro.com

real estate Agri-Enterprises, Inc.

A real estate company in Fort Collins dealing in primarily agricultural real estate, water rights, and ag related businesses along the front range, eastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska. www.agrienterprises.com

LOCAL: 970-454-2291 COLORADO: 970-454-2291 NEBRASKA: 308-746-0360 TEXAS: 806-655-2022 AUTHORIZED DEALERS


Les Gelvin 420 South Howes, Building A, Suite 103 Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 221-2607 Cell: (970) 214-6139 Fax: (970) 221-2077 les@agrienterprises.com

GP Resources, LLC C&A Companies, Inc. www.cacompanies.com Karl Nyquist 7991 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127 (303) 369-5100 Cell: (303) 941-6901 Fax: (303) 369-5110 karl@cacompanies.com

Hayden Outdoors Real Estate Since opening our doors over 40 years ago, Pioneer Press of Greeley has been dedicated to supporting Colorado’s economy at all levels by providing high-quality printing services, including:

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Hayden Outdoors offers complete real estate services including unparalleled property marketing, deep land knowledge, water and mineral rights experience, over $350 million in annual sales, brokers across 10 states and a deep passion for farming, ranching, wildlife and the great outdoors. www.haydenoutdoors.com Daniel Brunk 501 Main Street Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 674-1990 Cell: (303) 210-5522 dan@haydenoutdoors.com

Jim Digby 23333 County Road 117 Simla, CO 80835 (970) 674-1990 jimdigby@haydenoutdoors.com

Mirr Ranch Group

Colorado Strong. Colorado Proud.

made in colorado

2965 S. 27th Avenue • Greeley, CO 80631 970.330.4800 • 800.704.7747 • pioneerpresscolorado.com


Mirr Ranch Group is the leading ranch real estate company in the American West, including Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. We have a passion for keeping working ranches as ranches, and look forward to offering you an experienced and comprehensive approach to selling and buying property. www.mirrranchgroup.com Ken Mirr 901 Acoma Street Denver, CO 80204 (877) 623-4545 Cell: (303) 888-0907 Fax: (303) 623-4646 ken@mirrranchgroup.com

Haley Mirr 901 Acoma Street Denver, CO 80204 (877) 623-4545 Cell: (303) 623-4545 Fax: (303) 623-4646 haley@mirrranchgroup.com

rendering Darling Ingredients Inc.

Darling Ingredients is a leading producer of sustainable fats and protein ingredients to help meet the nutritional need for optimal animal health and growth. www.darlingii.com/solutions

reproduction Colorado Breeding Services and Sales LLC Kevin Hatch PO Box 134 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 590-8436 krhatch@gmail.com


Nate Smith 4131 North 48th Street Lincoln, NE 68504 (970) 903-1853 nsmith@neogen.com

Rocky Mountain Sire Services, Inc

Rocky Mountain Sire Services Inc. (RMSS) has been setting the standard in semen collection since 1992. The ability to maximize the amount of semen collected from a bull and then end up with semen that is unsurpassed in quality is what makes RMSS different from other custom A. I. centers. www.rmssbulls.com

Lee Creech 1616 Manilla Road Bennett, CO 80102 (303) 644-3246 lee.creech@rmssbulls.com

rodent bait Liphatech, Inc. (ROZOL) www.liphatech.com

Jim Knuth 104 Applewood Court Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (888) 331-7900 Cell: (712) 310-0090 Fax: (414) 247-8166 knuthj@liphatech.com

Tom Noffsinger PO Box 919 J. E. Miller Transportation, LLC Brush, CO 80723 Transport of livestock - feeders/stockers, fats, (970) 842-5344 pairs & dairy. Livestock feeds - liquid, WDG tom.noffsinger@pacdvms.com & grains.


Veterinary Research Consulting Services, LLC

Jim Miller PO Box 237 La Salle, CO 80645 (970) 284-5556 jemillertransportation@gmail.com

Production feedlot veterinary medicine and research. www.vrcsllc.com

Del Miles 225 Dundee Avenue, Suite 6 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 330-1101 Cell: (970) 396-5529 vrcsmiles@aol.com

Randy Bear PO Box 237 La Salle, CO 80645 (970) 284-5556 Cell: (970) 347-7547 jemillertransportation@gmail.com

Karen Rogers 105 48th Avenue Court Greeley, CO 80634 Cell: (970) 371-2202

veterinary Production Animal Consultation Consortium of Veterinarians and Nutritionists dedicated to the disciplines of Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition, Stockmanship, Husbandry, and Facility design. Providing meaningful Management Consultation, Research, and Diagnostics. www.pacdvms.com

Listing in the Colorado Livestock Association's Products and Services directory is a membership benefit for Industry Partner Council members.

Doug Ford PO Box 919 Brush, CO 80723 (970) 842-5344 drdougf@hotmail.com

If you would like to list your company in the directory please contact (970) 378-0500 or go online to www. coloradolivestock.org.



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Since 1969, the Maxey Trailer & Truck Equipment dealership has been proud to call Colorado home. Your local, family owned, trailer & truck equipment dealer to accommodate your livestock transportation needs. Thanks for your business. (970) 484-0557 | WWW.MAXEYCO.COM | 1908 SE FRONTAGE ROAD, FORT COLLINS, CO

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY colorado state contacts

Governor’s Office


Governor Jared Polis 200 East Colfax, Room 136 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2471 Fax: (303) 866-2003 www.colorado.gov/governor Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera 200 East Colfax, Room 130 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2087 Fax: (303) 866-2003 www.colorado.gov/governor

Colorado Department of Agriculture

Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9000 kate.greenberg@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us Deputy Commissioner Steve Silverman 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9000 steve.silverman@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

Animal Health Division

State Veterinarian Keith Roehr 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9130 keith.roehr@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/aganimals Assistant State Veterinarian Maggie Baldwin 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9132 maggie.baldwin@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/aganimals

Animal Health Laboratory Lab Director Tiffany Brigner 300 South Technology Court Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9230 Fax: (303) 869-9232 tiffany.brigner@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/ahl


State Board of Stock Colorado Division of Inspection (Brand Board) Water Resources Commissioner Chris Whitney 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9160 chris.whitney@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/ag/brands

Feed Program

Laurel Hamling 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9096 laurel.hamling@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/agmain

State Engineer Kevin Rein 1313 Sherman Street, Suite 818 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-6581 Fax: (303) 866-3581 kevin.rein@state.co.us www.water.state.co.us

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Water Quality Control Division

Director Patrick Pfaltzgraff 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246 (303) 692-3509 Fax: (303) 782-4969 patrick.j.pfaltzgraff@state.co.us www.cdphe.state.co.us

Environmental Ag Program

Colorado Department of Revenue

Executive Director Lu CĂłrdova 1375 Sherman Denver, CO 80261 (303) 205-8411 www.colorado.gov/revenue

Colorado Department of Transportation

Executive Director Shoshana Lew Program Manager 2829 West Howard Place Sean Scott Denver, CO 80204 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Executive Director (303) 757-9011 DEHS-A2 Jill Hunsaker Ryan www.coloradodot.info 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246 Scott Ziehr (303) 692-3422 Denver, CO 80246 305 Interlocken Parkway Colorado Office of Fax: (303) 782-4969 (720) 607-7190 Broomfield, CO 80021 sean.scott@state.co.us Economic Development jill.hunsakerryan@state.co.us (303) 869-9097 www.cdphe.state.co.us Betsy Markey www.cdphe.state.co.us Cell: (720) 672-5325 1600 Broadway, Suite 2500 scott.ziehr@state.co.us Denver, CO 80202 Program Coordinator Karin McGowan www.colorado.gov/agmain (303) 892-3840 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Chad DeVolin Fax: (303) 892-3848 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Inspection & Consumer Denver, CO 80246 betsy.markey@state.co.us DEHS-A2 (303) 692-3473 Services www.choosecolorado.com Denver, CO 80246 karin.mcgowan@state.co.us Hollis Glenn (303) 692-3520 www.cdphe.state.co.us 305 Interlocken Parkway Max Nathanson Fax: (303) 782-4969 Broomfield, CO 80021 1600 Broadway, Suite 2500 chad.devolin@state.co.us Director of Environmental (303) 869-9091 www.colorado.gov/cdphe/cafos Denver, CO 80202 Programs hollis.glenn@state.co.us (303) 892-8764 www.ag.state.co.us John Putnam Fax: (303) 892-3848 Environmental Protection 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South max.nathanson@state.co.us Specialist Denver, CO 80246 Measurements and www.choosecolorado.com Thaine Kramer (303) 692-3397 Standards 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, john.putnam@state.co.us Anna Steinmetz DEHS-A2 Colorado Port of Entry www.cdphe.state.co.us 305 Interlocken Parkway Denver, CO 80246 Headquarters Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 692-3523 Office Personnel (303) 869-9101 Air Pollution Control thaine.kramer@state.co.us 15075 Golden Road anna.steinmetz@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/cdphe/cafos Division Golden, CO 80401 www.colorado.gov/ Director (303) 205-5691 aginspection Environmental Protection Garry Kaufman Fax: (303) 205-5764 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Specialist www.colorado.gov/pacific/ Colorado Department of Denver, CO 80246 Bonnie Laws csp/poe Local Affairs (DOLA) 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, (303) 692-3114 Irv Halter DEHS-A2 Fax: (303) 782-5493 Colorado House of 1313 Sherman Street, Suite 521 garrison.kaufman@state.co.us Denver, CO 80246 Representatives Denver, CO 80203 (303) 692-2499 www.colorado.gov/cdphe/apcd Office Contact (303) 866-2771 bonnie.laws@state.co.us irv.halter@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/cdphe/cafos 200 East Colfax Hazardous Materials Denver, CO 80203 www.colorado.gov & Waste Management (303) 866-2904 Environmental Protection leg.colorado.gov Colorado Department of Division Specialist Director Mike Sherry Natural Resources Jennifer Opila 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Colorado Senate Dan Gibbs Office Contact 1313 Sherman Street, Suite 718 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South DEHS-A2 Denver, CO 80246 200 East Colfax Denver, CO 80246 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 692 -3403 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 692-3614 (303) 866-3311 jennifer.opila@state.co.us (303) 866-2316 michael.sherry@state.co.us dan.gibbs@state.co.us www.dnr.state.co.us www.cdphe.state.co.us www.colorado.gov/cdphe/cafos leg.colorado.gov

colorado state university

Office of the Chancellor Chancellor Tony Frank 555 17th Street, Suite 1000 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 534-6290 Fax: (303) 534-6298 tony.frank@colostate.edu www.colostate.edu

Department of Agricultural Biology

Department Head Amy Charkowski 1177 Plant Sciences 129C Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-8586 Fax: (970) 491-3862 amy.charkowski@colostate.edu agbio.agsci.colostate.edu

Department of Animal Sciences

Robert Delmore 1171 Animal Science Room 154 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-7093 Fax: (970) 491-5326 robert.delmore@colostate.edu

Pablo Pinedo 1171 Animal Science Room 258 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-8300 Fax: (970) 491-5326 pablo.pinedo@colostate.edu

Joe Brummer Plant Sciences Building C132, Campus Delivery 1170 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-4988 Fax: (970) 491-0564 joe.brummer@colostate.edu

Lily Edwards-Callaway 1171 Animal Science Room 009 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-5875 Fax: (970) 491-5326 lily.edwards-callaway@ colostate.edu

Ryan Rhoades 1171 Animal Science Room 028 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-2814 Fax: (970) 491-5326 ryan.rhoades@colostate.edu

Jay Ham Plant Sciences Building C107, Campus Delivery 1170 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-4112 Fax: (970) 491-0564 jay.ham@colostate.edu

Noa Roman-Muniz 1171 Animal Science Room 013 College of Agricultural Fort Collins, CO 80523 Sciences Development (970) 491-6022 Office Fax: (970) 491-5326 Kris McKay noa.roman-muniz@colostate.edu 122 Shepardson Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 Gary Smith Mark Enns 1171 Animal Science Room 012 1171 Animal Science Room 021 (970) 491-0909 kris.mckay@colostate.edu Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fort Collins, CO 80523 agsci.colostate.edu (970) 491-2722 Fax: (970) 491-5326 Jason Ahola Fax: (970) 491-5326 gary.smith@colostate.edu 1171 Animal Science Room 018 Office of the Provost College of Veterinary mark.enns@colostate.edu Fort Collins, CO 80523 Provost Scott Speidel Medicine and Biomedical Temple Grandin (970) 491-3312 Mary Pedersen 1171 Animal Science Room 006 Sciences 1171 Animal Science Room 261 Fax: (970) 491-5326 102 Administration Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 Dean Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fort Collins, CO 80523 jason.ahola@colostate.edu (970) 491-5419 Mark Stetter (970) 229-0703 (970) 491-6614 scott.speidel@colostate.edu 1601 Campus Delivery Shawn Archibeque Fax: (970) 491-5326 Fax: (970) 491-0215 Fort Collins, CO 80523 1171 Animal Science Room 016 cheryl.miller@colostate.edu Milt Thomas mary.pedersen@colostate.edu (970) 491-7051 Fort Collins, CO 80523 1171 Animal Science Room 003 www.colostate.edu Brett Kirch Fax: (970) 491-2250 (970) 491-6649 1171 Animal Science Room 152 Fort Collins, CO 80523 mark.stetter@colostate.edu Fax: (970) 491-5326 (970) 491-5348 College of Agricultural vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu Fort Collins, CO 80523 shawn.archibeque@colostate.edu (970) 491-6642 milt.thomas@colostate.edu Sciences Fax: (970) 491-5326 Department of Clinical Dean Libby Bigler John Wagner brett.kirch@colostate.edu James Pritchett 1171 Campus Delivery, CSU 1171 Animal Science Room 022 Sciences Department Head 1101 Campus Delivery Animal Sciences Room 056 Steve LeValley Fort Collins, CO 80523 Wayne Jensen Fort Collins, CO 80523 1171 Animal Science Room 007 (970) 491-2174 Fort Collins, CO 80523 1678 Campus Delivery (970) 491-6274 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-2333 Fax: (970) 491-5326 Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fax: (970) 491-4895 (970) 491-1321 Fax: (970) 491-5326 john.wagner@colostate.edu (970) 297-4284 james.pritchett@colostate.edu libby.bigler@colostate.edu Fax: (970) 491-5326 Fax: (970) 297-1275 agsci.colostate.edu steve.levalley@colostate.edu Hua Yang wayne.jensen@colostate.edu Jerry Black 1171 Animal Science Room 038 Jennifer Martin vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu 1171 Animal Science Room Department of Fort Collins, CO 80523 1171 Animal Science Room 028 140A (970) 491-8272 Agricultural and Resource Fort Collins, CO 80523 csu agricultural Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fax: (970) 491-5326 (970) 491-8381 experiment stations Economics (970) 491-3995 hua.yang@colostate.edu Fax: (970) 491-5326 Department Head jerry.black@colostate.edu jennifer.martin@colostate.edu Deputy Director Hayley Chouinard Department of Soil and Eugene Kelly Clark Building, Room B320 Jason Bruemmer John Matsushima Crop Sciences 121 Shepardson Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 1171 Animal Science Room 015 1171 Animal Science Room 021 Fort Collins, CO 80523 Department Head (970) 491-2233 Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-5371 Matthew Wallenstein Fax: (970) 491-2067 (970) 491-6924 (970) 491-8409 Fax: (970) 491-4895 Campus Delivery 1170 hayley.chouinard@colostate.edu Fax: (970) 491-5326 Fax: (970) 491-5326 eugene.kelly@colostate.edu Fort Collins, CO 80523 dare.agsci.colostate.edu jason.bruemmer@colostate.edu john.matsushima@colostate.edu aes.agsci.colostate.edu (970) 491-6501 Norman Dalsted Jessica Metcalf Stephen Coleman Fax: (970) 491-5676 830 North Main, Suite 200 Agricultural Research, 1171 Animal Science Room 010 1171 Animal Science Room 050 matthew.wallenstein@ Pueblo, CO 81003 Fort Collins, CO 80523 Development & Fort Collins, CO 80523 colostate.edu (970) 222-5657 (970) 491-0626 (970) 491-2681 Education Center soilcrop.agsci.colostate.edu Fax: (970) 491-2067 Fax: (970) 491-5326 Fax: (970) 491-5326 (ARDEC) norman.dalsted@colostate.edu jessica.metcalf@colostate.edu Troy Bauder stephen.coleman@colostate.edu Jennifer Bornhoft Plant Sciences Building C11, Stephen Koontz Mahesh Nair 4616 North East Frontage Road Lynn Delmore Clark Building, Room B324 1171 Animal Science Room 054 Campus Delivery 1170 Fort Collins, CO 80524 1171 Animal Science Room 154 Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-2544 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-4923 (970) 491-7032 (970) 491-5622 Fax: (970) 491-2355 Fax: (970) 491-5326 Fax: (970) 491-5676 Fax: (970) 491-2067 mahesh.narayanan_nair@ jennifer.bornhoft@colostate.edu stephen.koontz@colostate.edu lynn.delmore@colostate.edu colostate.edu troy.bauder@colostate.edu aes-ardec.agsci.colostate.edu

Office of the President

President Joyce McConnell 102 Administration Building, 0100 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6211 Fax: (970) 491-0501 joyce.mcconnell@colostate.edu www.colostate.edu

Department Head Keith Belk 1171 Animal Science Room 140C Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-5826 Fax: (970) 491-5326 keith.belk@colostate.edu ansci.agsci.colostate.edu

Terry Engle 1171 Animal Science Room 004 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-3597 Fax: (970) 491-5326 terry.engle@colostate.edu


Eastern Colorado Research Center

Doug Couch 26204 County Road 57 Akron, CO 80720 (970) 345-6402 doug.couch@colostate.edu aes-ecrc.agsci.colostate.edu

Weld County Extension Keith Maxey 525 North 15th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 400-2075 Fax: (970) 351-0415 kmaxey@co.weld.co.us www.weldextension.com

Larry Hooker 525 North 15th Avenue engagement/extension Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 400-2093 Director Fax: (970) 351-0415 Blake Naughton lhooker@co.weld.co.us Campus Delivery 4040 www.weld4h.org Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-2391 blake.naughton@colostate.edu federal contacts extension.colostate.edu

csu office of


Ashley Stokes Campus Delivery 1050 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-4967 ashley.stokes@colostate.edu

United States Department of Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue 1400 Independence Avenue Southwest Arapahoe County Washington, DC 20250 Extension (202) 720-3631 Tim Aston 6934 South Lima Street, Suite B Fax: (202) 720-3631 www.usda.gov Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 738-7907 taston@co.arapahoe.co.us Animal & Plant Health arapahoe.extension.colostate.edu Inspection Service Donald Beckett Golden Plains Extension 755 Parfet Street, Suite 136 Travis Taylor Lakewood, CO 80215 310 Ash, Suite B (303) 231-5385 Wray, CO 80758 Fax: (303) 231-5385 (970) 332-4151 donald.l.beckett@usda.gov Fax: (970) 332-4165 www.aphis.usda.gov travis.taylor@colostate.edu goldenplains.extension. Farm Services Agency colostate.edu Clarice Navarro Denver Federal Center, Building Jefferson County 56, Room 2760 Extension Denver, CO 80225 Jacki Paone (720) 544-2876 15200 West 6th Avenue, Suite C clarice.navarro@usda.gov Golden, CO 80401 www.fsa.usda.gov (303) 271-6620 Fax: (303) 271-6644 Food Safety Inspection jpaone@co.jefferson.co.us Service jeffco.extension.colostate.edu Valerie Clay Box 25387 Lincoln County Extension PO Denver, CO 80225 Robin Halley (303) 236-9804 326 8th Street valerie.clay@usda.gov Hugo, CO 80821 www.fsis.usda.gov (719) 743-2542 Fax: (719) 743-2555 Food and Drug robin.halley@colostate.edu lincoln.extension.colostate.edu Administration-Denver


Office Contact 1 Denver Federal Center, JD Sexton 508 South 10th Avenue, Suite 1 Building 20 Denver, CO 80225 Sterling, CO 80751 (303) 236-3016 (970) 522-3200 ext.282 www.fda.gov jdsexton@colostate.edu logan.extension.colostate.edu

Logan County Extension

Morgan County Co-op Extension

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Levi Geyer 3459 West 20th Street, Suite 223A Marlin Eisenach Greeley, CO 80634 PO Box 517 (970) 353-9750 Fort Morgan, CO 80701 Fax: (970) 353-9790 (970) 542-3543 levi.geyer@usda.gov Fax: (970) 542-3541 marlin.eisenach@colostate.edu www.ams.usda.gov/ morgan.extension.colostate.edu lsmarketnews


National Ag Statistics Service Bill Meyer PO Box 150969 Lakewood, CO 80215 (720) 787-3150 Fax: (866) 314-4029 bill.meyer@usda.gov www.nass.usda.gov

Environmental Protection Agency

Administrator Andrew Wheeler 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20460 (202) 564-4700 www.epa.gov

Natural Resource Conservation Service

Doug Benevento 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue State Conservationist Northwest Clint Evans Washington, DC 20460 Denver Federal Center, Building (202) 564-4700 56, Room 2604 doug.benevento@epa.gov Denver, CO 80225 (720) 544-2802 EPA Region 8 clint.evans@usda.gov Rebecca Perrin www.co.nrcs.usdsa.gov 1595 Wynkoop Street John Andrews Denver Federal Center, Building 56, Room 2604 Denver, CO 80225 (720) 544-2834 Fax: (720) 544-2965 john.andrews@usda.gov www.co.nrcs.usdsa.gov Eugene Backhaus Denver Federal Center, Building 56, Room 2604 Denver, CO 80225 (720) 544-2868 Fax: (720) 544-2965 eugene.backhaus@usda.gov www.co.nrcs.usda.gov

Packers/Stockyards Administration

Denver, CO 80202 (303) 312-6311 Fax: (303) 312-6882 perrin.rebecca@epa.gov www.epa.gov

national organizations

American Farm Bureau Vincent Duvall 600 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20024 (202) 406-3604 www.fb.org

American National CattleWomen, Inc.

Executive Director Brian Burk Evelyn Greene 3950 Lewiston Street, Suite 200 5802 Lee Road 27 Aurora, CO 80011 Auburn, AL 36830 (303) 375-4240 egreene.evelyn@gmail.com Fax: (970) 371-4609 www.ancw.org brian.h.burk@usda.gov www.ams.usda.gov/services/ American Sheep Industry enforcement/psd

United States Department of Interior David Bernhardt 1849 C Street Northwest Washington, DC 20240 (202) 208-3100 Fax: (866) 427-2365 www.doi.gov

Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office-(BLM) Office Contact 2850 Youngfield Street Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 239-3700 blm_co_info@blm.gov www.blm.gov

United States Department of Labor Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia 200 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20210 (202) 693-6000 www.dol.gov


Executive Director Peter Orwick 9785 South Maroon Circle, Suite 360 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 771-3500 www.sheepusa.org

Animal Agriculture Alliance

President and CEO Kay Johnson Smith 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 810 B Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 562-5160 info@animalagalliance.org www.aniamalalliance.org


Chief Executive Officer Randy Blach 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 301 Centennial, CO 80112 (800) 825-7525 randy@cattlefax.com www.cattlefax.com

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Chief Executive Officer Colin Woodall 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 300 Centennial, CO 80112 (202) 347-0228 elane@beef.org www.ncba.org Etahn Lane 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 801 Washington, D.C. 20004 (303) 694-0305 cwoodall@beef.org www.ncba.org

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew 20 F Street Northwest, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20001 (202) 554-1600 Fax: (202) 554-1654 rlarew@nfudc.org www.nfu.org

National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern 2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 243-6111 info@nmpf.org www.nmpf.org

National Pork Board

Chief Executive Officer William Even 1776 Northwest 114th Street Clive, IA 50325 (515) 223-2600 Fax: (515) 223-2600 beven@pork.org www.pork.org

National Pork Producers Council Director of State and National Relations Cody McKinley 10676 Justin Drive Urbandale, IA 50322 (515) 278-8012 Fax: (505) 278-8014 mckinleyc@nppc.org www.nppc.org

National Western Stock Show

President and CEO Paul Andrews 4655 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1166 Fax: (303) 297-1166 admin@nationalwestern.com www.nationalwestern.com

Rocky Mountain Dairy Herd Improvement Association Chris Tucker PO Box 6592 North Logan, UT 84341 (800) 776-3442 chris@rmdhia.org www.rmdhia.org

U.S. Meat Export Federation Colorado CattleWomen, Inc. Colorado Pork Producers Council President President and CEO Dan Halstrom 1660 Lincoln Street, Suite 2800 Denver, CO 80264 (303) 623-6328 Fax: (303) 523-0297 dhalstrom@usmef.org www.usmef.org Joe Schuele 1660 Lincoln Street, Suite 2800 Denver, CO 80264 (303) 623-6328 Fax: (303) 623-0297 jschuele@usmef.org www.usmef.org

state organizations

Colorado Ag Water Alliance Chair Carlyle Currier PO Box 40 Molina, CO 81646 (970) 250-8049 cwcranch@aol.com www.coagwater.colostate.edu

Executive Director Dani Traweek PO Box 1183 Cortez, CO 81321 dani@coloagleaders.org www.coloagleaders.org

Colorado Agriculture Council Chair William Scebbi 22 South 4th Avenue, Suite 106 Brighton, CO 80601 (720) 261-0294 bill@coloradoeggproducers.com www.coloradoagcouncil.net

Colorado Beef Council

Executive Director Todd Inglee 9781 South Meridian, Suite 250 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 830-7892 todd@cobeef.com www.cobeef.com

Colorado Beef Quality Assurance State Coordinator Libby Bigler 1171 Campus Delivery, Animal Science, Room 056 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-2333 libby.bigler@colostate.edu www.bqa.org

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Terry Fankhauser 8833 Ralston Road Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 431-6422 terry@coloradocattle.org www.coloradocattle.org

Colorado Corn Administrative Committee Chief Executive Officer Nick Colglazier 127 22nd Street Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 351-8201 Fax: (970) 351-8203 ncolglazier@coloradocorn.com www.coloradocorn.com

Colorado Corn Growers Association

Chief Executive Officer Nick Colglazier 127 22nd Street Greeley, CO 80631 ncolglazier@coloradocorn.com www.coloradocorn.com

Colorado Egg Producers

Executive Director William Scebbi 22 South 4th Avenue, Suite 106 Brighton, CO 80601 (720) 261-0294 bill@coloradoeggproducers.com www.coloradoeggproducers.com

Colorado Farm Bureau

Executive Director Chad Vorthmann 9177 East Mineral Circle Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 749-7500 Fax: (303) 749-7703 chad@coloradofb.org www.coloradofarmbureau.com

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture

Executive Director Jennifer Scharpe 10343 Federal Bouldvard, Unit J Box 224 Westminster, CO 80260 (970) 818-3308 jennifer@growingyourfuture.com www.growingyourfuture.com

Colorado Horse Council Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Executive Director William Scebbi 22 South 4th Avenue, Suite 106 Brighton, CO 80601 (303) 292-4981 Fax: (303) 293-2412 chc@coloradohorsecouncil.com www.coloradohorsecouncil.com

Colorado Livestock Association

Chief Executive Officer William Hammerich 2425 35th Avenue, Suite 202 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 378-0500 bhammerich@coloradolivestock.org www.coloradolivestock.org

Executive Director Joyce Kelly PO Box 116 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 356-4964 jkelly@copork.org www.copork.org

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Executive Director Diane Matt 191 Yuma Street Denver, CO 80223 (303) 318-0447 Fax: (303) 318-0450 dianematt@colovma.org www.colovma.org

Colorado Wheat

Executive Director Brad Erker 4026 South Timberline Road, Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 449-6994 brad.erker@coloradowheat.org www.coloradowheat.org

Colorado Wool Growers Association Executive Director Bonnie Brown PO Box 292 Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-1433 Fax: (970) 874-4170 cwgawool@aol.com www.coloradosheep.org

Dairy MAX

Chief Executive Officer Mike Konkle 2214 Paddock Way Drive, Suite 600 Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (972) 603-4700 konklem@dairymax.org www.dairymax.org

Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association Executive Director Gary Leeper 3030 West 81st Avenue Westminster, CO 80031 (303) 280-5208 Fax: (303) 458-0002 info@rmagbiz.org www.rmagbiz.org

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

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Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program

Jo Ann McEndree 540 East 6th Springfield, CO 81073 (719) 529-4637 jodi_hi@hotmail.com www.coloradocattle.org

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Executive Director Ben Rainbolt 7900 East Union Avenue, Suite 200 Denver, CO 80237 (303) 752-5800 Fax: (303) 752-5810 ben.rainbolt@rmfu.org www.rmfu.org

T-Bone Club

Secretary/Treasurer Tony Miller 451 North Brisbane Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 301-0004 tmiller@firstfarmbank.com


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