Scenes from the National Western Stock Show

For the 113th year, Colorado State University has been a major presence at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Jan. 12-27. The second Saturday of the 16-day event was CSU Day, and crowds thronged to be a part of it. From the afternoon rodeo performance that featured the ever-popular mutton-bustin’ competition for littlest cowpokes to cattle exhibitions and lunch in the stockyards hosted by College of Agricultural Sciences students on the award-winning Seedstock Merchandising Team, the day showcased CSU’s strong ties to the state’s agricultural heritage. Professor Dr. Tim Holt was looking to the future as he provided a clinical learning experience for his fourth-year veterinary students, while future Rams got up close and personal with CAM the Ram and learned about where their food comes from in the Hall of Education’s Ag Adventure. In addition to being part of the the unique family experience that is the Stock Show, CSU is a major partner in the re-envisioning and redevelopment of the National Western Center, now underway. Photos by John Eisele, CSU Photography