Colorado Egg Producers play a part in Ag Day at the Capitol success
The “most popular event under the Golden Dome” was once again a success, as Gov. John Hickenlooper, state officials, the media and others took part in a well-deserved “thank you” to Colorado’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses during Agriculture Day at the Capitol on Wednesday.
And it was done largely with the help of Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) personnel.
CEP Industry Relations Manager David Collie, who also owns and operates Collie Consulting LLC, took the lead among the 48 organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council and organized the event, while CEP Executive Director Bill Scebbi, CEP Outreach Events Coordinator Terri Heine and CEP board member Terry Tormohlen were also on hand to help out.
With an estimated 900 people in attendance, the event was highlighted by a cook-off competition that featured the teaming up of local chefs, lawmakers and ag representatives, creating dishes with Colorado-grown foods.
The CEP team took second place overall in the 14-team cook-off competition, under the guidance of chefs Klaus Krebs and Travis Barday of Isle Casino and Hotel.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Colorado Proud Month, which takes place every August, is an occasion to recognize and celebrate all of the fresh food and produce grown by our own local Colorado farmers and ranchers. When Coloradans buy local, they are supporting hard working farmers, ranchers and producers throughout the state. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants to thank Coloradans for their continued support.
“There are many reasons for Coloradans to buy local,” said Vince Ruscitti, local egg farmer and CEP member. “Locally produced products are fresh, high-quality and have less environmental impact. Eggs are a great example. CEP is proud to serve Colorado by producing fresh, nutritious eggs right here in the state.”
DENVER – July 2016 – To celebrate National Picnic Month this July, Colorado Egg Producers Association (CEP) invites you to learn about all the ways you can add eggs to your summer menu when packing a picnic and preparing on-the-go foods. Whether you are planning a family vacation, sending the kids off to summer camp or enjoying a day by the pool, eggs are a delicious and nutritious addition to your day.
“One large egg contains six grams of high-quality protein, plus many essential vitamins and minerals, in only 70 calories.” said Brandy Gamoning, marketing manager for NestFresh and CEP member. “Eggs can fill your picnic basket with the nutritious fuel your body needs, including Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, choline and all 9 essential amino acids. Plus, eggs are naturally gluten free, have zero carbs and no sugar.”
DENVER – June 2016 – While most of us know eggs primarily as a breakfast food, did you know that eggs can be easily incorporated into every meal or snack for the day? Eggs provide the high-quality protein and essential nutrients you need to gear up for fun summer activities and can provide the fuel to conquer that fourteener or run that 5K. Whether you’re packing an on-the-go picnic basket or preparing a healthy family dinner, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages you to fuel your summer fun with eggs for lunch, dinner, snacks and more.
“Eggs are one of the most versatile foods to cook with. They can add a great source of protein and nutrients to almost any meal,” said Terry Tormohlen, a Colorado egg farmer and CEP member. “With the weather warming up and summer activities in full swing, eggs can be added to on-the-go lunches, afternoon snacks and family dinners to help Coloradans fuel their fun.”