Ag Day

Ag Day and the Nutrien Ag Day BBQ


Saturday, September 30, 2023

BBQ | CSU vs. Utah Tech 

It’s a time when we can come together to honor our agricultural 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 organizations and associations. 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

The pregame 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.


Ticket Prices

  • Adult – $22
  • Youth – $12
  • CSU student– $12
Ag Ambassador<br />

Scholarship Dollars Awarded since 2000

AgDay 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.

Would You Like to Volunteer?

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

Celebrating Connection and Growth

The future of agriculture lies with the next generation. We are committed to investing our time, energy, and resources into our long-standing relationship with our country’s youth.

We are proud supporters of programs like 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and Ag Adventure. We also have the honor of awarding scholarships to our exceptional students, supporting their educational success.


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Colorado 4-H

We celebrate Ag Day and Colorado 4-H together. Colorado 4-H hosts several engaging activities involving STEM and Ag Education. Colorado 4-H empowers and nurtures our young people to reach their full potential by working and learning with caring adults.

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Colorado Future Farmers of America

The Colorado FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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 CSU. It celebrates the University’s roots and its role as a leader in agricultural research, education, and outreach.

Many Thanks to Our 2022 Sponsors

  • Adolfson and Peterson Construction
  • Colorado Dept. of Agriculture
  • National Western Stock Show
  • Nutrien
  • Colorado Corn
  • Beef Sticks for Backpacks
  • Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association
  • Arkansas Valley Research Center
  • Cargill
  • Colorado Beef Council
  • CSU Meat Judging Team
  • Colorado Egg Producers Assoc.
  • Colorado Pork Producers Council
  • JBS Pork
  • Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
  • Colorado Sheep and Wool Authority
  • Superior Farms
  • Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee
  • DairyMAX
  • CSU Facilities Management
  • Flexx Productions
  • Leprino Foods
  • Molson Coors Beverage Company
  • Poudre Valley Cooperative Assn.
  • Republic Services
  • Ron’s Equipment Co.
  • Swire Coca-Cola, USA
  • Wagner Rents
  • Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association
  • Welby Gardens
  • Kiyota Greenhouse
  • Office of Engagement and Extension