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January 1, 2023


  • CSU Spur's Big Splash
  • Four States Irrigation Council Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 11-12 in Fort Collins
  • NCGA Accepting Scholarship Applications, Offering Opportunity
  • CCAC Office Closed Through January 2

CSU Spur's Big Splash

Join project leadership, local community, and fellow business professionals for an event to celebrate the Hydro building opening and the CSU Spur campus completion!

Ride the wave of excitement as we open the doors to Hydro, a building that showcases the importance of water to our livelihood and connects visitors with researchers and scientists conducting important work that will keep our water safe and available for the future.

Hydro is home to Denver Water’s new water quality lab, a 230-capacity theater space, our “backyard” space with connectivity to the South Platte River, interactive art and exhibits, artist studios, a café, event spaces, and more.

While you’re at the event, explore the full CSU Spur campus: Vida, Terra, and Hydro. All buildings will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on event day, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.

Four States Irrigation Council Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 11-12 in Fort Collins

Timely and critical water-infrastructure issues will be at the center of discussions Jan. 11-12, 2023, in Fort Collins, as ditch and irrigation company representatives, state and federal officials, farmers and others convene for the Four States Irrigation Council’s 2023 Annual Meeting. 

The general public and media are also invited to attend the event, which will take place at the Hilton Fort Collins, located at 425 W. Prospect Road. 

Presentations during the annual meeting will cover some of the region’s critical water-infrastructure projects, as well as interstate issues along the Colorado and South Platte rivers and numerous other topics. Updates will also be provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials, the Family Farm Alliance, State Engineer office representatives and other experts from across the Four States region, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming. Exhibitors at the event will showcase some of the latest innovations and provide attendees with up-to-date information on new products and services.

Additionally, the Headgate awards will once again be presented this year during the Annual Meeting banquet. These awards are given to individuals who have been active and supportive of irrigation and water resources developments in the Four States region.

To learn more about the event and get registered, visit

NCGA Accepting Scholarship Applications, Offering Opportunity

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) works every day to build a brighter future for farmers. To support the education of today’s youth as they grow into the ag leaders of tomorrow, NCGA invites eligible students to apply for the 2023 Scholarship Programs. NCGA is proud to support three scholarship programs for three distinct audiences:


  • Technical School/Community College Scholarship Program
  • 5 - $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing a degree at a technical school or community college
  •  NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence Scholarship Program
  • NCGA and BASF Corporation will provide 5 - $1,500 scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in any field.
  •  Graduate Student Scholarship Program
  • 2 - $2,500 scholarship for a graduate student whose area of study will benefit the corn sector.


“Scholarships provide an opportunity to help further innovative, bright young minds that will energize the agricultural industry well into the future,” said Membership and Consumer Engagement Action Team Chair Lowell Neitzel. “As a farmer, I see NCGA’s investment in scholarships as truly an investment in the future for each and every one of our farm families.” 


To apply, students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship.

Applications are currently open, and the scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2023

More detailed information about the 2023 Scholarship Programs can be found on


December 23-January 2

  • CCAC Office closed

Who is Colorado Corn?

The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado's corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in Colorado) are invested in research, market development, outreach and other various endeavors.

Learn more about the work of our organization at

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