Ag Event Calendar – Canceled or Postponed Events due to Coronavirus
Updating list of agriculture-related events canceled amid COVID-19 concerns.
We will update this list as new information becomes available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with updates.
Based on recommendations from the US Government and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many events, rodeos and other gatherings have been canceled, rescheduled or modified in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
People who have general questions about coronavirus disease can call The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Information Line at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).
Canceled or Postponed Events
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
March 3-22, Houston, TX
Weld County State Shooting Sports Training
March 13 -15, CO
2020 Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day
March 14, Manhattan, KS
For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or email@example.com.
Weld County 4-H Horse Levels Workshop
March 14, CO
Weld County 4-H Sunday Dog Practice
March 15, CO
2023 Informational CWF Meeting
March 15, CO
Young Farmer and Rancher Conference
March 16, Louisville, KY
For further information, please contact ACBeginningFarmersandRanchers@usda.gov.
Weld County 4-H Winter Shooting Sports Practice
March 16, CO
BCHA Annual Meeting, Dinner & Community Social
March 17, Longmont, CO
University of Wyoming Private Pesticide Applicator Education Classes
March 17, Hulett, WY
March 18, Gillette, WY
March 18, Sheridan, WY
March 19, Kaycee, WY
Trout Unlimited – How to Match the Hatch presented by Rocky Mountain Flycasters
March 18, Fort Collins, CO
Weld County 4-H Dog Practice
March 18, CO
Women Supporting Women Event
March 19, North Platte, NE
Black Mesa CattleWomen’s Ag Expo for Delta County 4th grade students
Friday, March 20, Hotchkiss, CO
Wyoming Bee College Conference
March 20-22, Cheyenne, WY
The Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement (NHAA) Banquet
March 20th, Lincoln, NE
Wellington Auction Household Consignment Auction
March 20, Wellington, CO
Laramie County 4-H Benefit Bash
4-H Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
March 21, Eagle, CO
2020 Kansas State University Sheep Producer Day
March 21, Manhattan, KS
For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Day at the Weld Food Bank
March 23, Greeley, CO
The Merry Mixer 4-H Club 24th Annual Cowboy Poetry Night
March 28, Gateway, CO
4-H Speech Contest
March 28, CO
Larimer County Parks Advisory Board Public Meeting
March, Loveland, CO
The Board’s next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Natural Resources Administration Offices (AO), 1800 S. County Road 31, Loveland. For additional information, please contact Ken Brink Jr., Visitor Services Manager, at (970) 619-4555.
Yonts Water Conference
April 8, Gering, NE
“It is our plan to develop an online version of this conference for the same date, April 8. When we do, we will be sending out an updated news release with details about that event.”
ServSafe Training Program
April 16-17, Bridgeport, NE
For foodservice employees who need ServSafe Certification this spring, an online course is available at https://www.servsafe.com/ServSafe-Manager.
(In alphabetical order)
Colorado State University
On-campus events: All university events involving 20 or more external visitors or targeted toward an at-risk population are suspended effective March 23 through April 10. The University will re-evaluate and issue further guidelines in advance of that date.
Off-campus events: All university-hosted off-campus events involving 20 or more people or targeted toward an at-risk population are suspended effective March 23 through April 10. We will re-evaluate and issue further guidelines in advance of that date.
More information: https://safety.colostate.edu/coronavirus
CRMR (Central Rocky Mountain Region)
Following the national trend of eliminating or reducing team sports, the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR), in which the University of Wyoming competes, is canceling the first three rodeos of the spring season. In response to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the CRMR has canceled rodeos at Gillette College, Eastern Wyoming College and Colorado State University. The spring season was scheduled to begin next week. The spring schedule has been set back until April 17-19 for the Casper College rodeo. UW’s annual Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo is still scheduled April 24-26. The College National Finals Rodeo is June 14-20 at the Casper Events Center. Both the UW men’s and women’s teams lead the CRMR standings heading into the abbreviated season.
Kansas State University
Kansas State University has suspended classes and meetings for groups over 100 people to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and speakers, the decision has been made to CANCEL Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day and Kansas State University Sheep Producer Day. We are saddened to have to make this call.
Laramie County Events
With expanding concerns regarding the coronavirus, this past weekend the CDC announced a recommendation that all events of 50 people or more are canceled or postponed. With the safety of our community, guests and event planners in mind, all events scheduled through April at the Laramie County Fairgrounds at Archer have been postponed.
The Laramie County Sportsman’s Expo, originally planned for March 27-29 has been rescheduled for May 15-17, 2020 at the Event Center in Archer. At this time no changes have been made to the 2020 Laramie County Fair. We will continue to monitor updates from the CDC, Wyoming Department of Health, Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, and other key entities.
Mid-Plains Community College
Mid-Plains Community College is canceling a number of its upcoming events in an attempt to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to protect its students, staff and the communities that it serves.
Staff are still on campus and will continue to answer phone calls and emails. Whenever possible, prospective students and the public are encouraged to call and schedule an appointment prior to arriving on campus as many needs can be addressed virtually.
The canceled events include:
- March 18 – Inter-High Day, North Platte/Imperial Campus expansion groundbreaking, Imperial
- March 20 – Associate of Fine Arts artist reception, Keystone Business Center in McCook
- March 25 – Expanding Your Horizons conference, North Platte
- March 29 – TeamMates Mentoring event – McCook
- April 5 – SKD induction ceremony, North Platte
- April 8 – American Red Cross blood drive, North Platte
- April 9 – Paint-In, McCook/ Registration Days, McCook and North Platte
- April 20 – NPCC Honors Convocation/NPCC Athletic Banquet, North Platte
- April 20-25 – Medical Laboratory Professionals Week activities, North Platte
- April 21 – NPCC Foundation Scholarship Reception, North Platte
- April 24 – AFA Exhibition and Thesis Defense Show opening reception, McCook
- April 27 – PTK induction ceremony/ MCC Honors Convocation/ MCC Athletic Banquet, all in McCook
All non-credit, on-campus classes have also been canceled. Decisions about commencement ceremonies and other future events will be announced closer to their scheduled times. Anyone planning to attend an event not on this list is encouraged to contact the hosting campus to determine if the event will continue as planned. More information about MPCC’s response to coronavirus can be found on the college’s website at mpcc.edu.
National 4-H Council
Effective March 22, 2020, all face to face 4-H events, meetings and activities are suspended until May 15, 2020. Please keep in mind, as this develops the March 22nd date could be pushed earlier and the May 15th date could be extended.
- All face to face 4-H meetings, both club and county, are suspended. This includes those held at the fairgrounds and those that are offsite.
- All face to face 4-H practices (teams, shooting sports, horse open rides and clinics, dog practices, etc.) are suspended. This includes those held at the fairgrounds and those that are offsite.
- All face to face 4-H workshops and other 4-H sponsored activities are suspended. This includes those held at the fairgrounds and those that are offsite.
- The 4-H staff will be communicating with your organizational leader to give options for having virtual 4-H meetings. Weld County 4-H families will receive more specific club and project information from your leaders.
National Little Britches Rodeo Association
Due to the recent high call volume with the concerns over the Corona Virus the National Office has decided to postpone the release of the camping and stalls that was scheduled for this Thursday March 19, 2020. We have decided to schedule it out for one month and the new release date will be April 16, 2020 at 9:00 MST. With all of the company closures and layoff’s currently taking place nationwide our hope is this extension will give everyone a chance to get past the uncertainty and not put additional financial strain on our families during this current situation. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause to some but think that the decision will benefit most member’s as a whole.
We currently have been experiencing a lot of calls regarding our franchise rodeos. At this time the National Office has decided to leave the scheduling of the rodeo’s up to the franchise’s themselves. As many of you know regulations are different from state to state and in most place’s county to county. It would be impossible to regulate that from our office here in Colorado. At this time, it will be at the discretion of the facilities and franchises to determine if the rodeos will take place. Having said that the NLBRA would encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines in your area and follow all state and county regulations.
At this time there has been no change in plans for the National Finals being held in July. We will continue to monitor the situation closely over the coming months and will keep everyone updated as we learn more. We would encourage everyone to enjoy the time spent in the practice pens, take the long overdue horse ride with the kids, and simply enjoy your time with families. This too will pass and we will look forward to seeing all of you at the future rodeos. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.
See the full list upcoming PRCA Events and whether they are scheduled or canceled here: http://www.prorodeo.com/news-display/2020/03/13/updated-prca-event-status
University of Nebraska -Lincoln Extension
In response to the COVID-19 situation, Nebraska Extension has advised its employees to cancel face-to-face learning events that have been scheduled for upcoming weeks, or else develop on-line options for the public to participate.
Due to the situation with COVID-19, Nebraska Extension has canceled all in-person training, including chemigation and pesticide applicator training, starting March 16. We understand this is inconvenient, and we appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Please see below for certification and recertification methods.
Online private self-study program — Private applicators can certify or recertify by completing this online training program.
Purchase FlipBooks — Initial training for commercial/ noncommercial applicators will be available solely through our FlipBooks. NDA-administered applicator exams have been put on hold. Please contact NDA at 402-471-2351 for more information on exams.
Recertification sessions — For recertification, please contact our office at 402-472-1632.
University of Wyoming Extension
The University of Wyoming Extension has suspended all in-person events through March 31 due to coronavirus concerns. The suspension also includes all 4-H-related in-person activities. County extension offices will remain open and maintain established office hours, dependent upon circumstances within a county, said Kelly Crane, extension director. “We are an important resource for the communities we serve,” he said. “I hope UW Extension offices can continue to provide this critical support to Wyoming communities.” The guidelines are the extension’s efforts to mitigate risk and promote the health of extension employees, their families, and community members. Crane said the policy may change as conditions shift; for example, a determination about April events will be made when appropriate. Residents with questions can contact their local extension offices.
County extension office contact information is at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/county/index.html.
Wellington Auction Service, CO
NO Auction Until ???? Due to the COVID-19 Restrictions, the next AUCTION has been postponed indefinitely. We hope to open again in a week or two and will let you know the date of the Next Auction as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued interest and support. Please check back here for updates: http://www.wellingtonauctionservice.com/index.html Stay Healthy and Hope to See You Soon!