The Southeast Colorado CattleWomen, Colorado CattleWomen, Colorado Beef Check Off, and Colorado State University Extension are hosting a BBQ Basics Course on Saturday, June 10, at the Minnick Building on the Baca County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Colorado.

Are you interested in upping your grilling game? Maybe you are just looking for something fun to do for the weekend. Look no further. The Southeast Colorado CattleWomen, Colorado CattleWomen, Colorado Beef Check Off, and Colorado State University Extension are hosting a BBQ Basics Course on Saturday, June 10, at the Minnick Building on the Baca County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Colorado. The class will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 1 p.m. Topics covered will include meat quality and selection, nutrition, food safety and handling, recipes, basic grilling and a hands-on opportunity to test your skills and prepare your own lunch using your newly attained knowledge.

The course will be instructed by Mallory Sikes, a Southeast Area Extension agent. Mallory has extensive meat industry experience and earned her Master of Science in meat science from Colorado State University. The course is being offered for a low cost of $20 per person. Cost includes all materials, ingredients and lunch.

Registration is due no later than Friday, June 2, to the Baca County Extension Office. It is suggested that you bring your own gas grill so that you are comfortable with your equipment, however, arrangements to use a provided grill can be made at registration. More information can be obtained by contacting the Baca County Extension office at coopext_baca@mail.colostate.edu or (719) 523-6971. Due to the cost of supplies and the one-on-one nature of the course, the class will be capped at 20 participants. In addition, a minimum of seven participants must register or the class will be canceled. In the event that the course is canceled, registrants will be contacted and a full refund will be issued.