Larimer County Fair & Rodeo
May 27, 2009
Meeting Called to Order at 7:00 p.m. by:
Mike Adams, Chairman
Approval of April meeting minutes:
Motion to approve April meeting minutes voted on and passed.
o Keaton & Lillie reported on their recent and upcoming events.
o Joyce Scoggins with Ovations reported deadline for entering the Gnarly Barley Brew Festival is
June 1st. Already have 12 brewers registered. Bush Agriculture is excited about being involved in the event and will have various educational displays available.
Chairman’s Topics: Mike Adams
§ Jr. Livestock Sale
o Greg Melick reported the last Jr. Livestock meeting where much of the meeting was spent working on establishing their non-profit status. Discussed details of conducting market animal drug testing. They will have a float in the parade with theme of the Blues Brothers.
§ Animal Welfare
o Shannon Fancher reported that she is waiting on the approval of the Animal Welfare policy statement from the county attorney.
§ “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”
o Alan Rankin reported that the fund raising golf tournament is scheduled for July 25th at 8:00 am at Valley Water. He will set up a meeting and invites anyone who would like to help with committee to attend.
Guest Services: Jacque Loebig
Extension: Wendy Woerner
o Committee has developed a step by step plan of how the rodeo and program will work together.
Rodeo: Steve Humann absent, no report
Ranch Updates: Coordinators
o Working on developing a tri-fold schedule and map should be ready in couple of weeks.
o Kiddie Ranchland- booking various booths, shows and activities
o 60 Commercial booth vendors to date
o Renamed Ag BBQ to Toast to Agriculture
o Planning 5th anniversary thank you reception ‘Cheers for 5 Years” for Friday opening night. Evening will honor VIP’s responsible for The Ranch.
o Saturday will be CSU Day
o Sunday will be Dog Days of Summer
o Main Stage schedule mostly filled
o Carnival – 4-H members will be offered season pass for $50, five day unlimited rides. The Ranch-Way Feeds and The Ranch will be selling these. A flyer advertising the pass will be included in the Clover Connection.
o Many of the same activities as 2008 just some changes in their schedule
o Marketing plan is done, if you would like a copy let Ryan know and he will email it to you.
o Posters- passed out to members for them to distribute to businesses in Larimer County communities.
o Working on Face book and Twitter communication
o John Lee will set up a post 2009 Fair meeting with marketing liaisons and Ryan to brainstorm marketing of the 2010 Fair.
o $56,500 cash and $54,500 trade to date
o Reported many new leads
Other/New Business: None
Old Business: Thanks you to Don Svedman for volunteer article publication.
Motion to adjourn meeting made by:
Motion seconded by:
Respectfully submitted by: