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 to enter at https://forms.gle/YZFNFE6gX5fQg7iA9. Entry is $25. The event is open to the public. Contact Bob Hammervold at bob.hammervold@elbertcountyagalliance.org or 303-918-5700 for more information.

It’s Time to Start Gardening
If you are new to Colorado you might be surprised to know that it’s time to start planning. The El Paso County Extension is hosting an online class February 2nd to help new gardeners understand Colorado’s unique and challenging climate. You can register for the $10 class at https://epcextension.eventbrite.com. Also the Laramie County extension is hosting a free online seed starting class on January 12th.  For more information and registration go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkce-upj0qHdO5d-_U_hHZOa3ZxAhs4JLx?fbclid=IwAR3JxF9yE2-c8hV0cpi0u_sggjO7HzNlDXCV_WMiy3qOxAvxxd4Hiwm2jzE.

Food Growers Conference
Registration for the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association 2022 Annual Conference is now open! The hybrid meeting will be held February 28 – March 1, 2022, at the Renaissance Denver Central Park, 3801 Quebec Street in Denver, Colorado. For more information: https://bddy.me/3qR6wvC

Interested in Joining ECAA
If you have been enjoying the weekly Roundups and would like to get more involved in ECAA as a member go to https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/member-application. If you are not sure if you are a member or suspect your membership has lapsed contact Sheila.Zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

Volunteers Needed
Have you every wondered what you can do to promote agricultural education and businesses in Elbert County? What do you like to do? We probably have an area where you can participate and enjoy your volunteer time everywhere from the board of directors to the committees to one time volunteer opportunities. You put your knowledge, connections, experience both from the farm and other disciplines to work in our community. Just reach out to bod@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

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