Celebrating Livestock Production in Colorado: Meat In Day and National Ag Week


For Immediate Release
Contact: Tatum Swink
303-431-6422 | [email protected]

March 20, 2024


Celebrating Livestock Production in Colorado: Meat In Day and National Ag Week

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Farmers and ranchers receive deserving recognition each year during National Agriculture Week (March 17-23) for their contributions to feeding communities across the world. Producers, agricultural associations, businesses, and consumers across the country take the opportunity this week to join together to recognize the agricultural industry’s benefits to the world’s economy, environment, and communities. 

In addition to National Ag Week, Colorado continues its tradition of celebrating “Meat In” day across the state. Beginning on March 20, 2021, Colorado producers and consumers alike celebrate the countless contributions of livestock production and agriculture while uplifting those in need through Meat In events and supporting local causes. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) joined its affiliates and friends in the industry to celebrate all that agriculture has to offer.

“Every year we are blessed to gather as an industry at Meat In events. These events are a great reminder of the dedication and commitment of Colorado’s livestock industries to serve others,” stated Robert Farnam, CCA President. “Thank you to livestock producers, businesses, and consumers for joining in and celebrating livestock production in our state.”

“Meat In” day gatherings and events will continue throughout the month of March with events taking place all across the state - from Sterling, CO to Grand Junction, CO. These proceedings have come with reports of thousands of community members participating in different events and raising over $200,000 for families in need, programs fighting food insecurity, local charities, FFA and 4H chapters, and others. 

For those interested in additional opportunities to show support for the industry, consider donating to Beef Sticks for Backpacks - a non-profit organization whose mission is to produce and distribute high quality beef sticks to Colorado backpack programs that help feed kids facing food insecurity on the weekends. As a proud partner in the organization, CCA has pledged to contribute funding to support statewide distribution for the program. 

Thank you to Colorado’s beef community for all your hard work and confronting the challenges of livestock production each day. Your efforts help ensure a better future for generations to come. We look forward to continued celebrations of National Agriculture Week and celebrating our producers throughout the year.


Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) is the state’s premier cattlemen’s association serving as the principal voice and advocate for Colorado beef production. CCA accomplishes this through its vision of “advancing the legacy” of beef production for its members by ensuring a dynamic and profitable industry that provides growth and opportunity for future generations.

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