Ag Day

CSU Ag Day and the Nutrien Ag Day BBQ

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Pre-game BBQ | CSU Football vs. Utah Tech 

Come to the table to honor CSU’s roots, elevate scholarship and celebrate our community’s agricultural producers.

Ag Day is a long-standing tradition and celebration of Colorado agriculture and CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. We are proud to host the Nutrien Ag Day BBQ in partnership with Colorado agricultural partners from around the state. This tradition honors both the institution’s roots and Colorado’s rich agricultural history in a celebration that appeals to all ages.

Get Some BBQ Before the Game

BBQ 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The pre-game Nutrien Ag Day BBQ features the state’s agricultural growers and producers preparing Colorado’s premier outdoor barbecue from quality Colorado food products to fund scholarships for agricultural sciences students.


Tickets for the 2023 Nutrien Ag Day BBQ are SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who supported the event, Colorado producers, and the agricultural leaders of tomorrow!

Ag Ambassador<br />

Scholarship Dollars Awarded since 2000

Nutrien Ag Day BBQ Attendees

Individual Scholarships Awarded since 2000

Ag Ambassadors and Dean

Support Ag Day Scholarships

We offer scholarships every fall to our AgSci students who show promise in sustaining Colorado’s agriculture. They come from regions across the state with diverse backgrounds and experiences. These scholarships are another tool to enhance and ensure their academic success in agricultural sciences.

Proceeds from ticket sales and donations from our sponsors are the primary funding source for our scholarships. We also gratefully accept monetary gifts to support our scholarship resources. Consider a contribution today.

Powered by Volunteers

Volunteers are what make the Nutrien Ag Day BBQ a success. We want everyone to know you are a valuable member of the team with a free t-shirt to wear proudly at the event. And, of course, a free BBQ ticket!

Once you are all signed up, we’ll send you a special code for your free BBQ ticket.

Volunteer serving food

Fun for the Whole Family

Ag Day festivities also include educational activities for people of all ages. The Nutrien Ag Day BBQ includes interactive exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities for guests of all ages. Exhibitors include CSU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cancer Prevention Laboratory, Irrigation Innovation Consortium, UpSkilling Academy, Spur, AgNext, Potato Breeding and Selection Program, Farm Bureau Student Chapter, Bug Zoo, Animal Science Stewards and CAM’s Ag Academy.

The Office of Engagement and Extension is hosting a new Youth Activity Zone, located across the street from the Nutrien Ag Day BBQ. The fun-filled, educational event will feature 4-H groups and leaders hosting tables and activities for youth in partnership with Larimer County Extension, Master Gardeners, and the CSU Drone Center.

Nutrien Ag Day logo

Nutrien Ag Day BBQ

We are proud of our strong partnership with Nutrien demonstrating our collaboration with industry leaders. In partnership with Nutrien, the annual Nutrien Ag Day BBQ is where we showcase Colorado’s Ag production.

Come out, have a seat at our table, and help us support Colorado agriculture. And enjoy a delicious meal with our extended Ag Family.

Ag Day History

Ag Day is a more than 40-year-old tradition at Colorado State University celebrating our land-grant roots and continued role as a leader in agricultural research, education and outreach.

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Join Us All Week

This is our week to shine. All week, we will be showcasing how our College excels in outreach, engagement, and research. This is a great time for our students to experience the range and diversity we offer in programs and student run organizations. 

Our 2023 Sponsors and Partners

  • Adolfson and Peterson Construction
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • National Western Stock Show
  • Nutrien
  • Colorado Corn
  • Beef Sticks for Backpacks
  • Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association
  • Arkansas Valley Research Center
  • Pueblo Chile Association
  • Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • CSU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • CSU Cancer Prevention Laboratory
  • CSU Cam’s Ag Academy
  • Colorado Egg Producers Assoc.
  • Colorado Pork Producers Council
  • Colorado Premium
  • Colorado Beef Council
  • JBS Pork
  • Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
  • Colorado Sheep and Wool Authority
  • Superior Farms
  • Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee
  • DairyMAX
  • CSU Facilities Management
  • Leprino Foods
  • CSU Spur
  • CSU AgNext
  • Molson Coors Beverage Company
  • Poudre Valley Cooperative Association
  • Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association
  • Welby Gardens
  • Hardy Boy Plants
  • Kiyota Greenhouse
  • Office of Engagement and Extension
  • CSU Ram Country Meats
  • Flexx
  • Swire Coca-Cola, USA
  • CSU Potato Breeding and Selection Program
  • CSU Bug Zoo
  • CSU Energy Institute