CSU Ag Day celebration was a success
Colorado State University’s 28th annual Ag Day celebration was a huge hit with football fans.
The event, which was Sept. 12 prior to the home football opener, brought in 2,234 participants who enjoyed Colorado-produced beef, pork and lamb, as well as Centennial-state grown beans, potatoes, fruits, flowers and wheat bread, despite cool temperatures and intermittent rain showers.
All proceeds from Ag Day tickets sales fund scholarships for Colorado State University agricultural students. In all, 15 Ag Day scholarships for $2,000 each have been awarded to College of Agricultural Sciences students for the 2009-2010 school year.
In all, participants ate nearly 1,100 pounds of boneless choice top round beef, more than 1,000 pounds of smoked pork ribs and 600 pounds of lamb. In addition, some 700 pounds of small red potatoes, 200 pounds of pinto beans and more than 50 watermelons, plus apples, milk, Pepsi products, ice cream and cheese curds were devoured.
About 3,000 plants were handed out, including pansies and packs of assorted perennials.
The 29th annual Ag Day celebration is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 25, 2010.
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