Elbert-Douglas County Livestock Association
The biannual Beef Cattle Symposium will be held at the Ag Building at the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa. This event offers a full day of education from leading industry experts addressing challenges of raising beef cattle today. A complementary lunch will be served. Please RSVP to EDCLA2017@gmail.com by Friday, September 20th so we can be sure to have a meal for everyone. This event is made possible through generous sponsorships. THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE.
Organized in 1875, the Elbert-Douglas County Livestock Association (EDCLA) is one of the oldest livestock associations and is a affiliate of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). EDCLA promotes health, education, agricultural business, land and resource stewardship, family and community in Elbert and Douglas counties.
EDCLA has more than 120 members who take an active role in the issues that affect livestock owners and producers. Major issues include the future of agriculture, brand laws, grazing and water use, noxious weeds and predators.
EDCLA takes pride in our youth. Annually EDLCA provides three $1,000 college scholarships to Elbert and Douglas county seniors that will be attending colleges in an agricultural-related major. EDCLA sponsors the annual barbeque at the Elbert County Fair which along with the “Ride with the Ranchers” trail rides help fund the scholarship program.
The board of directors meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Any member is welcome.
Doug McFarland, EDCLA Treasurer