ECAA Roundup 1/6/2023

January 6, 2023

Cookoffs are Coming

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual ECAA Community Chili Cookoff being held January 28th at Once Upon A Time Events. For more information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/429717946947. If you like the heat, stay in the kitchen and also sign up for the Community Cajun Cookoff in February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/431860274707. Sponsorship opportunities are available for you to showcase your business. If you like to eat more than cook, come on over. Admission is free and you can participate in the People’s Choice Award voting.

Small Town Holiday

We took a bit of a break from the Roundup last month to enjoy the holidays, so we can’t forget to mention the success of the second ECAA cookie decorating kit giveaway at the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting. We had more bakers, more elves, and more community fun! Be on the lookout this fall when we start recruiting the elves for the 2023 event.

Goats and Horses: The Odd Couple

Turkish scientists recently released a study of the impact of housing goats with horses on abnormal horse behaviors. The researchers observed improved behavior in the areas of box walking, crib biting, and front feet playing among horses with goats as stall mates. Check out the article at: https://aab.copernicus.org/articles/66/9/2023/.

Land Grab

Farmland prices soared in 2022 with landowners selling at record prices. Industry experts are pointing to the combination of high commodity prices and low supply leading to a higher demand for expansion land. Will farmland values continue to rise? Check out the full article at: https://www.agweb.com/news/business/farmland/whos-really-behind-all-these-record-farmland-sales.

Custom Mugs for Your Farm Promotion

Custom mugs are a great way to promote your farm related business. Susan Porter is currently taking orders at 720.626.0488 or sueporter123@gmail.com.


What famous educator promoted growing cotton in rotation with peanuts, because peanuts naturally add nutrients to the soil?

Homestead Fair Committee

The Homestead Fair Committee is reforming in 2023; and we need you. Committee members will help in venue selection and program development, recruit vendors and sponsors, and/or boost the marketing campaign. Many hands make light work and starting in early 2023 will make planning that much easier. Contact Tonya Roche at tonya.roche@elbertcountyagalliance.org for more information.

If you have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

Trivia Answer: George Washington Carver