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ECAA Roundup 1/14/2022

January 14, 2022   Is Your Chili the Best in Elbert County? Join celebrity judges and your ECAA friends when you compete for bragging rights and prizes at the ECAA  will be awarded for judges’ choice and people’s choice chilis. Judges will include John Braden of Mountain Wave Weather, Elbert …

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ECAA Roundup 1/7/2022

January 7, 2022 Is Your Chili the Best in Elbert County? Compete for bragging rights and prizes at the ECAA Community Chili Cookoff  on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Once Upon a Time Events in Kiowa. Prizes will be awarded for judges’ choice and people’s choice chilis. Sign up …

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ECAA Roundup 12/17/2021

December 17, 2021   Chili Cookoff: Are you up for the challenge? ECAA will be hosting a chili cookoff on the afternoon of Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Barn Wedding Venue in Kiowa. Prizes will be awarded for judges’ choice and people’s choice chilis. Dust off your recipes and …

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ECAA Roundup 12/10/2021

December 10, 2021   Business Planning for Better Farms and Ranches Are you a farmer or rancher who wants to build a better business plan? Colorado State University Extension in El Paso County has opened applications for The Colorado Building Farmers and Ranchers Program. The virtual classes will be held …

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ECAA Roundup 12/3/2021

December 3, 2021 Cookies for Community Come out and join the fun tomorrow, Saturday, December 4th at 4:30 p.m. on Main Street in Elizabeth. ECAA will be joining other charities and local businesses to ring in the season at the Mayor’s Christmas lighting. In addition to our free cookie kits, …

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ECAA Roundup 11/19/2021

November 19, 2021 Baking to Build Community Do you dream about holiday baking? Do you love the idea of a community Christmas event? We are looking for bakers to share their favorite Christmas cookies at the Elizabeth Christmas tree lighting on December 4th. You can bake or serve or both! …

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ECAA Roundup 11/12/2021

November 12, 2021 Homestead Education Center Update The period of public comment is beginning for the Elizabeth Parks and Recreation Department’s development of Casey Jones Park. The Homestead Education Center is evolving with the project, which you can learn more about at: https://elizabethpr.com/rec-center-project. What can you do? Follow the link, …

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ECAA Roundup 11/5/2021

November 5, 2021 Thank you to all of the goodie bag sponsors and volunteers who helped with the Harvest Festival last weekend! The kids had a great time and we made some great connections with members of the agricultural community. Vendor Opportunities If you are still looking for holiday vendor …

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ECAA Roundup 10/29/2021

October 29, 2021 Harvest Festival Don’t forget to come out to see us at the Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival on October this Saturday. It will be on Main Street beginning at 11:30 a.m. Put on your costume and join us in handing out candy to the kids. …

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ECAA Roundup 10/22/2021

October 22, 2021 High Tech Sustainable Grazing Listen to how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is trying virtual fencing as a less labor intensive way of managing grazing. https://www.kunc.org/2021-10-19/virtual-fences-may-help-cows-have-less-of-an-impact-on-climate-change Ranchers Becoming Processors Ranchers in Nebraska are beginning construction on a small processing plant as their answer to the lack …

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