Our local ag briefs and updates are provided as a free service to our Arkansas Valley readers. To have your event or sale listed, please email your event information to our editor at jhamilton@ljtdmail.com. Deadline for publication is every Tuesday at 12:00 noon.


Ag Journal Ag Award Presented at La Junta Chamber of Commerce Banquet

The Ag Journal will present our 2018 Ag Award during the La Junta Chamber of Commerce 118th Annual Banquet on Monday, January 28 in the OJC Rizzuto Banquet Room at 6:00 p.m.

Every year the Ag Journal editor picks a family or an individual in the Arkansas Valley who has contributed greatly to the agricultural industry and the Arkansas Valley communities.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the La Junta Chamber of Commerce.


East Otero Conservation District

Annual Meeting Invitation

Monday, February 4, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church
303 South 9th Street
Rocky Ford, CO

You and a guest are invited to join us for dinner, awards presentation, and recap of the year’s activities.  Our speaker, Jaron Hinkley, will talk about the use of drones in agriculture.

RSVP by February 1, 2019
719-254-7672 or


Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo(SCALE)

Lamar Community College and CSU Southeast Area Agronomy are providing a great day of FREE information for producers and those interested in agriculture at the 3rd Annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo at the LCC Wellness Center on February 8 from 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.  

The day features Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences economists providing an ag outlook and strategy session along with a presentation by former Colorado Ag Commissioner Don Brown.  A trade show of agriculture supporters and vendors will happen throughout the day in the Wellness Center gym.

Vendor spaces are available.  To register as a vendor, please visit www.kvay.com/scale.


Sutphin Cattle 25th Annual Bull Sale

The 25th annual Sutphin Cattle bull sale will take place on February 9th, at NOON, in the Empire Room at the Cow Palace in Lamar, CO. Ribeye steak lunch and dinner will be served with complimentary drinks and music. Come view the cattle Feb. 7th & 8th, from 1-5 pm at the Sutphin Bull Pavillion, 32500 CR LL, McClave, CO.

Sutphin Cattle Company www.sutphincattle.com
John 719-940-3729 or Grant 316-259-1409

Peak View Animal Hospital's Spring Horse Meeting

Peak View Animal Hospital will host a spring horse meeting on February 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Guest speaker Earl Gaughan, DVM, Dipl. ACVS will speak on colic; demonstrations on endoscopy and ultrasound; education on emergency first aid.

Dinner will be provided for you and a guest. Call 719-263-4321 to RSVP and to learn more.  

Colorado Potatoes Powering Your Performance

How do Colorado potatoes power your performance? Colorado Foundation for Agriculture and Colorado San Luis Valley Potatoes are accepting entries for the 2019 Colorado Potato Video Contest for a chance to win $500 and more.


Participants are asked to submit a 1-2 minute video explaining how Colorado potatoes power their performance, as part of their Connecting Educators to Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom campaign.


Submission deadline is March 1.