More than 35 cities and counties signed proclamations in order to promote the importance of agriculture in Colorado; designating March 20th as “Cattlemen’s Day,” “MeatIn Day,” or other similar designations.
With more than 75 events, plus countless restaurant and retailer specials, meat was on the menu and tables across the state.
At the 75 events alone, more than 25,000 people were offered complimentary barbecue meals, including more than 1,200 food insecure Denver residents.
Over $300,000 was raised for local charities, Beef Sticks for Back Packs, various FFA chapters, and food banks.
Governors of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana recognized their protein industries as valuable, some even inviting Coloradans across the border to their tables.
News coverage was statewide and news of the event was even reported as far away as Germany.
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