ECAA Roundup 2/3/2023

February 3, 2023

Don’t Forget the Cajun Cookoff

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.

This Week’s Trivia Question:

When were chickens first domesticated?

Bee Metabolism

Scientists have identified a metabolic pathway that controls how honey bees apportion their body’s resources and have studied it’s connection to hive losses due to overwintering. To read the full article go to: https://www.agdaily.com/news/honey-bees-metabolic-pathway-linked-to-winter-colony-loss.

Thriving Farm Families

Colorado State University Extension is hosting a farm families on dealing with stress, inflation, budgeting, and wellness on March 2, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. To register, call 970-580-2204.

Beekeeping Class

Betterbee has upcoming online beekeeping classes for $49. To view the schedule and register go to: https://www.betterbee.com/classes-and-events/classes-and-events.asp.


More Events Coming Up 

  • Saturday, February 25, 1:00 PM – Seed Swap at American Family Insurance board room. Please note the new office location is 133 Co Rd 17, Elizabeth. No charge to attend. Just bring your seeds. Register on Eventbrite for a headcount. 
  • Saturday, March 4, 1:00 PM – Making Great Compost (Russell Gates Mercantile in Elbert). Jonathan Whetstine of Richer Lands Compost to learn about how to make great compost in preparation for the growing season. No cost to attend. Donations accepted. Register on Eventbrite
  • Saturday, March 18, 1:00 PM – Chickens 101 (Online Class). Cost is $15 for non-members and free to members. Register on Eventbrite
  • Sunday, April 23, 2:00 PM – ECAA Member Meeting, Potluck and Ask a Farmer Panel (location TBD). Register on Eventbrite. (Online Ask a Farmer event begins at 3:00 PM) 

Get Involved

Now is a great time to get involved in ECAA and join the fun of belonging to a supportive ag family. You can help with upcoming programs, teach a class, join the board, update the website, contribute to the Roundup, or join the the Homestead Fair Committee. Your volunteer time can be short and sweet or an ongoing project. Contact sheila.zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org to talk about your interests.

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

Trivia Answer: Chickens were domesticated in Southern China around 8,000 years ago in 6000 B.C.