Southern Colorado Livestock Association (SCLA) held its annual Stockman’s Banquet & Ball on Nov. 2 in Trinidad at the El Rancho.

As a result of the generosity of the sponsors and those who attended the event, Southern Colorado Livestock raised more than $6,000 for the designated charities and special funds including the Scholarship Fund ($1,000) and the Crisis Fund (more than $2,000). The volunteer fire departments from Branson, Kim and Pritchett will each receive a check along with the Colorado
Land, Water & Food Alliance.

Each year, Southern Colorado Livestock Aaards one or two $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors. For the last 15 years, the Crisis Fund has been used to help a family in need following a major illness, a crippling accident, or loss of home and property due to fire.

Billie Mack and Pat Adams, who ranch near Trinidad, were honored as the “2019 SCLA Cattleman & Cattlewoman of the Year”. Also receiving recognition that evening was Dr. Norman Kincaide of Rocky Ford, who received a “Special Award as a Friend of Agriculture.”

According to a SCLA spokesperson, “Norm has spent countless hours writing articles and op-eds, has prepared and presented expert testimony on bills at the State Capitol, and has driven many miles across Colorado to participate in events supporting Southern Colorado Livestock, the Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association, and the Southeast Colorado Private Property Rights Council. Besides his involvement with these groups, Dr. Kincaide currently serves on the Board of the Colorado Water, Land & Food Alliance. Dr. Norman Kincaide is a scholar, a writer and a true friend of agriculture.”