Colorado State University has a long history with National Western Stock Show – beginning with bringing the first grand champion steer exhibited at the Stock Show in 1906, purchased for a record price.
This year marks the 16-day event’s 111th anniversary, and CSU is proud to be involved in the Stock Show throughout the entire event, January 7-22, 2017 at the Denver Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Join fellow Ram fans to celebrate this Western tradition throughout the show, and on CSU Day at the Stock Show on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Discounted rodeo tickets for CSU Day
CSU Day at the Stock Show is a celebration of Western heritage and Ram pride. The 11 a.m. Pro Rodeo turns green and gold, and the day features future-Rams in the mutton bustin’ competition, CSU giveaways, CAM the Ram, and CSU leadership riding the stagecoach in the Pro Rodeo. Discounted rodeo tickets ($16-20) for alumni and Ram fans make it easy to celebrate this annual tradition, and include entry to the Stock Show grounds. Visit the stock show’s website, or call 303-295-2979, and enter promo code NWSSCSU. Discounts are not available at the Stock Show box office.
Ag Adventure, located next to the CSU booth, is an interactive exhibit created in conjunction with several Colorado commodity groups that teaches children about where their food comes from. The exhibit includes information from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Farm Bureau and commodity groups such as beef, dairy, eggs, potatoes, corn, wheat and honey producers.
Guided tours are offered by 4-H agents from Adams, Jefferson, Broomfield, Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas and Boulder counties to about 20,000 school-aged children from the Denver metro area during the weekdays and other busy times, but self-guided tours are also available during off-hours. In all, more than 70,000 people visit Ag Adventure each year.
4-H Day at the Stock Show Jan. 13
Friday, Jan. 13, has been designated as 4-H Day at the NWSS. Each year on 4-H Day the 15-member State 4-H Officer team attends the stock show and rodeo. State Officers and State 4-H staff are available at the CSU booth to answer questions about 4-H and hand out free giveaways, including clover tattoos.
Visit CSU every day at the Stock Show
Regardless of when you attend the Stock Show, plan to stop by the CSU exhibit booths on the second floor (booths 315 and 317) and third floor (booth 11) of the Hall of Education for information on academic programs and athletics, CSU giveaways and more. The booths will be staffed during the entire 16-day run of the Stock Show by staff and students from CSU. Among the exhibitors: Extension/4-H; Admissions; College of Agricultural Sciences; Alumni Association; College of Business; Colorado State Forest Service; CSU Online; College of Liberal Arts; RamTrax Visitor Services; Seedstock Merchandising Team; College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; One Health Institute; Athletics; 4-H Foundation; and, CSU’s Vice President for Research.
Colorado State University and the National Western Center
Colorado State University has made a long-term commitment to the reimagining of the National Western Center in North Denver, and the communities surrounding the project. Efforts are under way to create partnerships with community schools, non-profits and businesses, and to actively engage in the community.
A key and founding partner in the National Western Center, CSU will have three buildings within the 250-acre campus upon completion. The project, which will break ground in the coming years, expands and regenerates the current National Western Stock Show site, turning it into a vibrant, year-round experiential, community-centric, life-long learning destination in the heart of Denver.
As Colorado’s land-grant university, CSU’s mission of research, service, and access, fits with the outreach mission of the National Western Center. CSU’s plans at the new campus focus on research and education programming in the areas of food systems, water, environment, energy and health. The university has initiated programming and service outreach efforts before buildings are constructed, as part of its commitment to the area. For additional information, visit nwc.colostate.edu.