AG APPRECIATION WEEK
Ag Appreciation Week
March 20 – 27, 2022
Ag Appreciation Week (including National Ag Day) is a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture. Agriculture provides most everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. National and local efforts educate millions of consumers and ask “Where would YOU be without agriculture? Naked and Hungry!” Since 2013 Ag Week has become CAA’s largest fund raising effort. Area businesses, individuals and organizations sponsor our efforts with annual membership contributions and sponsorships. Please consider joining us and support local ag!
Ag Week started locally with a desire to acknowledge National Ag Day, but has since turned into a week long celebration of all things agriculture in the Yampa Valley! It is also CAA’s largest fund raising effort with more than 100 area businesses aligning themselves with local agriculture and CAA’s mission to promote and support ag. In 2021 over $25,000 was raised in support of CAA.
We can’t do it alone, so please consider adding your business or personal support today!
2022 Ag Week Events:
Wednesday the 16th – Ag Heritage Storytelling at Soroco High School
Monday the 21st – Chicken Butchery Class with Laura the Butcher at Meatbar
A Taste of History with the Treat of Pioneers Museum presented virtually
Tuesday the 22nd – Ag Heritage Storytelling at Hayden High School
Yampa Valley Agricultural Water Use, Management, & Resilience presented at CMC Steamboat Albright Auditorium and virtually
Wednesday the 23rd – State of the River Address at Moffat County Fairgrounds
Screening of “Sacred Cow” at Library Hall
Thursday the 24th – State of the River & Ag Dinner at the Steamboat Community Center
Saturday the 26th – Ranch Tour at Whaley Ranch in Yampa
FOUR WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Be an Ag Week Sponsor! See our options
Come to an Ag Week Event! We have something for every day of the week! See our events
Become a CAA Member! We always appreciate every member and your membership comes with perks! See your options
Shop the CAA Market! This is the perfect chance for you to connect to local ag. Find out more
CAA continues to work to create connections in our community. Building understanding and meaningful connections between cyclists and agriculture is an important goal. CAA remains focused on increasing appreciation for diverse groups and building a strong sense of community. CAA is proud to have a long standing relationship with Moots Cycles and since 2019 the Steamboat Gravel bike race. During both of these events, CAA works to provide communication with land owners along the bike routes and provide education about the critical importance of agriculture with the recreation community.
RANCH RALLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Moots is excited to relaunch the world-renowned Ranch Rally. This year’s Rally will use the gravel roads right outside the Moots factory doors – the same roads and mountain views that have inspired our bikes for more than 40 years. The NEW RANCH RALLY has two courses, either a 72- or 54-mile route, both are almost 100% gravel and will include a few competitive timed segments for those that want to test their mettle. What hasn’t changed is the warm hospitality that the local ranch community has extended to all riders over the years through a Ranch hosted lunch and evening social gathering. Entries are limited to 350 riders in order to keep it small and relaxing as you ride your way through Routt County.
SBT GRVL is Coming
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Steamboat Gravel (SBT GRVL) is a world-class gravel race experience held in and around the magnificent Steamboat Springs. The unique combination of the quiet roads surrounding a thriving resort town create a setting for an incredible gravel bike race. With the fundamental goal of inclusiveness, we want to focus not only on the race, but a fantastic weekend away with family and friends. The beauty of the mountains (not to mention the camaraderie with fellow cyclists) as well as the basic challenge of covering these gravel roads on two wheels is something that will not soon be forgotten.
CAA is proud to be one of the three local nonprofit organizations chosen to receive a portion of the race proceeds. Funds are used to help support programs in the Yampa Valley that directly impact local agriculture.
The 2022 race is sold out, but watch for Ranch Tours, Farm to Table dinner and an opportunity to connect with local ag during race weekend.
FARM TO TABLE
Stay tuned for 2022 Farm to Table events!