Nov. 11     EDCLA Annual Meeting
                  Elbert Co. Fairgrounds - Kiowa, Colo. 
                   Doors open at 5pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm
Guest Speaker CCA President Todd Inglee
Featuring a great beef meal, guest speaker and silent auction. The auction raises critical funds each year for our scholarships, support of Ag in the Classroom, and various 4-H activities here in Elbert County.


EDCLA Beef Symposium - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Elbert County Fairgrounds

Tentative schedule for the meeting is:

9:00 – 9:30  Coffee/Donuts/Vendors
9:30 – 9:35  Welcome
9:35 – 10:00   Ryan Rodes
10:00  -  10:15   Break/Vendors
10:15 – 10:30   Introduce Vendors
10:30 – 11:30    John Welch
11:30 – 11:45    Questions
11:45- 12:45    Lunch
12:45 – 1:00     Silvis Insurance*
1:00- 2:00       Norman Dalstead, CSU Economics Professor
2:00 – 3:00      Jim Rob - Livestock Marketing Information Center Director



Ride With Ranchers

The Elbert/Douglas County Livestock Association "Ride with the Ranchers"  trail ride held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Keven and Sandi Turecek ranch was a great success. Twenty-four riders took advantage of this once-in-lifetime opportunity. Following the ride an outstanding rib eye steak lunch cooked on-site was served along with corn on the cob, potato salad, home made coleslaw, watermelon, cookies, iced tea and lemon aid.  The biggest complaint voiced was the dinner plates were too small to hold all of the food.  EDCLA would like to thank Dave Link with MultiMin and Mathew Cox with Merial for sponsoring our event.  Their contribution added greatly to the financial success of this fund raiser.  With their support, contributions from EDCLA members and the riders we were able to raise enough money to provide one scholarship next year to either a Douglas County or Elbert County graduating high school senior who will pursue an agricultural related college degree.

Elbert County Fair BBQ

EDCLA offers a barbecue during the Elbert County Fair in Kiowa, Colorado.  The annual barbecue is held on Saturday.

EDCLA Barbecue - 2018 TBA- 
The great tradition raises funds for EDCLA scholarships and programs. The beef meal with all sides and dessert is $10 per person, all ages. Tickets are available before the Barbecue or at the Barbecue itself. Tickets are required in order to get your plate filled. 

Youth Programs 

4-H members interested in livestock breeding, especially beef, should consider the Elbert Douglas County Livestock Association (EDCLA) Bred Heifer Project. This is a great project to introduce our youth to the beef industry while starting a beef herd of their own. It is an informative project that is quite different from the other 4-H projects for beef.


Memorial Scholarships

The Elbert Douglas County Livestock Association is pleased to announce that its annual memorial scholarships are available to students who are residents of either Elbert or Douglas Counties. The college scholarships are in memory of various residents of the two counties who have had significant impacts on the livestock industry in the area. 

Four scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors or graduates living in Elbert or Douglas County, or seniors or graduates who are members in good standing of Elbert or Douglas County 4-H programs. The successful recipients must be accepted at or enrolled in an accredited college or university, with a major in an agricultural related area.

Anyone interested in receiving an application for the EDCLA Memorial Scholarship should contact a EDCLA member for a application.

Past EDCLA Scholarships have been given in memory of the following outstanding individuals of Elbert and Douglas Counties.

2013 - Leland Oljker

2012 - Jack and Ruth Fletcher

2011 - Sharon Miller

2008 - Leland Oljker

2007 - Max Kelly

2006 - Becky Shy

2005 - Gilbert Abbott

2004 - Don Stroh

2003 - Loren D. Green

2002 - Harold Benjamin

2001 - Otto Maul

2000 - Shirley Baird

1999 - Carol Evans