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 will be 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, is taking the lead among the 48 organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council and organize the event, while CEP Executive Director Bill Scebbi, CEP Outreach Events Coordinator and CEP board mmber 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.
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association recently held Colorado’s second annual PJs & Eggs event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Denver on World Egg Day – Friday, October 11, 2013. Organizers asked attendees to wear pajamas and donate a new kids’ pair as they enjoyed breakfast, brunch or “brinner” (breakfast for dinner), at participating restaurants across Colorado. RMHC donated a portion of the collected pajamas to families affected by the recent floods. The event raised more than $3,320 and collected more than 160 pairs of new children’s pajamas for charity. After two years, CEP, through its PJs & Eggs initiative, has raised more than $5,500 and provided nearly 500 pajamas for seriously ill children.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Egg Industry Center’s Recent Study Finds Decreased Environmental Impact with Increased Egg Production Over the Past 50 Years
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is proud to share the results of a study recently released by the Egg Industry Center (EIC) on the environmental impact of egg production across the country over the past 50 years. As the demand for and supply of the “incredible edible egg” has grown, the environmental impact of egg production has significantly dropped. This is also true here in Colorado, as local egg farmers have continued to focus on and implement environmental best practices.
Corey Rose from 9News/KUSA featured the Colorado Egg Producer's special event, PJs & Eggs. Corey interviewed David Collie, vice president of CEP, and chef Bob Holloway, from participating restaurant, McCoys. PJs & Eggs is a charity event that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver and a portion of the PJs donation will also go to the Colorado flood victims. Diners have the choice between breakfast, brunch, and brinner (breakfast for dinner) and are encouraged to wear PJs to the event.
Watch the interview here: http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=358712
Thursday, September 26, 2013
With the school season in full swing, autumn is nearly upon us. Kids are in the classroom, leaves will soon change and the holidays are just around the corner. Meals and snacks don’t have to be a hassle during this busy time of year, especially when using eggs. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association has a few ideas to incorporate the incredible edible egg into meal plans for those with busy schedules.
“As local egg farmers, we like to remind people that eggs are one of the quickest foods to prepare and they also have incredible health benefits. One egg offers nearly every vitamin a body needs and is a model source of protein,” said Derek Yancey, Colorado egg farmer and CEP member. “While other calorie-dense foods tempt us all during the holiday season, eggs are a healthy option that can boost your metabolism.”
Put on your pajamas and join us for CEP's second annual PJs & Eggs event benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver on World Egg Day – Friday, October 11th, 2013. For this family friendly event, select Colorado breakfast restaurants will open their doors throughout the day to serve breakfast, brunch and/or “brinner” (breakfast food for dinner) and collect unused children’s pajamas for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver.