ECAA Roundup 4/15/2022

April 15, 2022

Homestead Fair Returns!
The Homestead Fair is back for 2022. Join us October 8th at Casey Jones Park for the return of the Homestead Fair, where our producers and crafters will share local products. There will be music, activities, food, animals, and crafts. Vendors and sponsors can obtain more information at: https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/fair. Volunteers are welcome to join the planning committee or to assist that day.

Trivia Contest Results
Congratulations to Alan Holman who won this year’s agricultural trivia contest at the member meeting last week. Alan received a rechargeable bluetooth radio and USB device charger. How would you have done?
This famous scholar, who teaches at Colorado State University, is an advocate for autism as well as animal rights. Her scientific research and designs have led to the development of the Double Rail Restrainer Conveyor for Livestock Handling, a scoring system to assess animal welfare, and curved corrals used to reduce animal stress. What is her name?
Answer at the bottom of the page. We also had a great time catching up with one another and sharing information on our current projects. Thanks to everyone who attended. It was great seeing you!

Raising a Gentleman Rooster
Do you have a rooster who gives you stink eye? Or maybe you’re afraid of having a rooster because you’ve heard stories. Sign up now for Raising Gentleman Roosters to learn what makes roosters do the cock-a-doodle things they do.  Whether your rooster is young or old you can become his ally instead of an intruder. Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/258281596207.

Tack Swap/Sale and Garden Tool Swap
Don’t forget the Tack and Garden Tool Swap on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pawnee Hills Clubhouse, 35644 Cheyenne Trail, Elizabeth, CO 80107.

Demystifying Social Media … Plus Lunch
It’s time to get strategic about your social media marketing. But, what does that even mean? The opportunity to learn is coming to Elizabeth on April 28th when the Elizabeth Area Chamber hosts Dr. Michelle Post at El Abuelo restaurant beginning at 11:00 a.m. You will learn how to analyze and develop a customized social media strategy that works for your business.  Cost is $35-$40 and includes lunch. For more information and to register go to: http://business.elizabethchamber.org/events/details/april-28-2022-lunch-learn-social-media-5240.

Native Plants Class
The Elbert County Master Gardeners class Native Plants Suitable for Extreme Elbert County will be held April 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Elbert County Fairgrounds. A $5 donation is suggested.  To register go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdB61dwK60YEFYkiNsbMi9DjViJngkSD4Pe71lMDrbyMi7-Vg/viewform.

Join the Fun
Do you like helping others? Do you like research? Do you like to write? Do you like being part of a team? Do you like working alone? Do you like meeting new people? Do you prefer cats over people? Are you crazy, busy? If you answered “yes” to any of those, you are the perfect person to help promote agricultural related business and homesteading skills in Elbert County. Whether you can volunteer one time for just an hour or you can give us a half an hour a week, your involvement will support your community. Contact Bob Hammervold at bob.hammervold@elbertcountyagalliance.org if you are interested in helping out and he’ll pair you with the right activity. Many hands make light work!

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Trivia Answer: Dr. Temple Grandin