ECAA Roundup 6/24/2022

June 24, 2022

Ask a Farmer
We had a great time at Ask a Farmer last week. We met some new people who asked questions about everything from bees to goats. Tell your friends that we’ll be hosting Ask a Farmer again next year.

What family of fruits grow on evergreen trees?

Barn Kittens Ready for New Homes
Mama cat is an excellent hunter so these guys will keep your property clear of all the rodents! The two males are both orange. The darker grey tabby is female. Born on April 18. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomesteadersGatheringElbertCO/permalink/2824464864526252.

Beginner Roping Night
Messer Arena is hosting beginner roping classes on Tuesday evenings 5:00-9:00 p.m. $15 to rope ground dummies and $40 covers the entire night including live cattle roping. For more information go to messereventcenter.com.

Investing in Farm Kids
If your kids are working on your farm, you might want to consider adding a retirement benefits package in the form of a custodial Roth IRA. Not only can investing early for retirement create greater long term earnings, but these funds can also be used to pay for qualified education expenses or a down payment on a first home. Check out this article for more information on how it works: https://www.agweb.com/news/business/succession-planning/roth-iras-farm-kids-power-time-and-interest.

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

Trivia Answer: Citrus Trees