Left: A hay ride to see the sights is fun at any age!
Right: Local 4-H and FFA students showing their prize sheep.
Information and photo provided by CALF
Join the fun at historic Lowell Ranch and learn about rural life at the Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) Farm & Ranch Day on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The county fair is only two months away and local 4-H and FFA students need to hone their show ring skills to impress the judges. Accompanied by their prize livestock project, students will gather at Lowell Ranch to learn under the tutelage of experienced judges about handling (“showing”) their livestock to win the treasured blue r ibbon in their class.
CALF is also hosting a variety of educational opportunities. Go on a mushroom hunting tour, explore bluebird habitat, watch Jackie “Cheese” demonstrate making mozzarella and ricotta cheese, plant dazzling garden containers with Tagawa Garden’s Luan Akin, and manage those pesky weeds with Jennifer Tucker from CSU Extension. Historic tours will be provided by the Douglas County Historical Society.
Farm & Ranch Day will also feature activities and exhibits provided by Future Farmers of America (FFA), Douglas County and Colorado Farm Bureau, Douglas Land Conservancy, and others.
Admission is free and parking is a courtesy of Medved in Castle Rock. Hayrides are available for a nominal fee which helps support CALF’s mission of Connecting People to Agriculture.
For more information about Lowell Ranch at Plum Creek, visit www.thecalf.org.