Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association

Empowering Agriculturists to Connect with Consumers through Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

The Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association is a statewide organization of men and women who are involved or interested in agriculture, affiliated with the National Young Farmers Educational Association. It is a non-profit and non-political group. This organization was organized in 1970. The program provides opportunities in education, leadership, community service, recreation, and recognition for members on the local, state, and national levels. The state association assists local chapters to enlist support from agri-business and industry to promote cooperative relationships between producers and consumers and to provide valuable leadership opportunities. Join us today!

Mission Statement:

The state organization’s mission is to provide support and resources for local chapters to develop and strengthen their education, leadership and advocacy.  The organization will provide opportunities for members to grow, personally and professionally, beyond their local chapters and communities. The mission will be accomplished using the following organizational guidelines.

Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association’s 2018 State Institute



JANUARY 25 – 28, 2018


The Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association’s 2018 State Institute is two weeks away—to be held January 25 – 28, 2018 at the beautiful Omni Interlocken Hotel, in Broomfield.  This annual gathering of the young and young-at-heart, beginning and established farmers, educators and other agricultural enthusiasts, will kick off immediately following the upcoming 2018 Colorado Farm Show.  Greeley’s annual CO Farm Show has designated January 25th as “Ag Education Day” and the CYFEA will begin their 2018 annual Institute that evening at Omni Hotel and Resort. 

This year’s conference will include several fun events, as well as a Trade Show, a Coors Brewery tour, and a Roaring 20’s theme party on Friday night.  Saturday’s Leadership Luncheon includes a panel discussion on current Farm Bill issues with members of the Colorado Farm Bureau, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Corn, Colorado Wheat, and the Colorado Livestock Association.  Leland Swenson, Senior Advisor on Colorado Rural Policy for CO Senator Michael Bennett, will act as the panel moderator. 

The annual Banquet Dinner on Saturday night is being sponsored by the 2018 CO Farm Show, with special guest Greg Peterson, of the “Peterson Farm Brothers”, as the evening’s entertainment, who is solely being sponsored by 21st Century Equipment from Sterling, CO.  Other sponsors for this year’s meeting are:  Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, CO Beef Council, Colorado Corn, American AgCredit, Quality Well & Pump, Schaeffer Oil, 4Rivers Equipment, Gordon Insurance Agency, and Gordon Real Estate.

You can see the 2018 State Institute promotional flyer under the “Upcoming Events” under the Home page header.  A full program agenda, along with the meeting’s registration form, is available on the CYFEA website, under the “State Institute” header, at the top of this page. 

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, you may contact Sharon Pattee, CYFEA’s Executive Director, by calling: (970) 616-1396, or you can send her an email at:  [email protected]


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