What’s New

Enjoy our “Celebration of Agriculture” FREE Event! Fun for the entire family!

Colorado State Extension and Fruita Co-Op Country is pleased to host the 12th annual Farm & Ranch Day Saturday, March 9, 9:00-3:00 at Fruita Co-Op Country/Ace Hardware, 1650 U.S. Hwy 6 & 50, Fruita, Colorado.

There will be over 35 informational and educational booths, farm animals, and various demonstrations throughout the day, free BBQ provided by the CO-OP and served by Mesa Co. 4-H.  Fruita Monument (FFA) Future Farmers of America will be hosting a free build a birdhouse activity booth for the kiddos.

Learn about Bees, Backcountry Horsemen, Catch a Heifer & 4H programs, get up close with a variety of farm animals, CSU Extension Master Gardner’s, free old fashioned hay rides, and learn about agriculture education classes at Western Colorado Community College.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2019 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Coop Country Stores in Fruita, Nucla and Palisade are offering scholarships to area high school graduates.  Scholarship awards can range from $500 to $4,200.  Two different scholarship opportunities are available.

  1. Fruita Co-op/Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leader and Academic Scholarship. Award amount:  $4,200
  2. Fruita Co-op Scholarship. Award Amount:  $500 – $2,500

Online applications are at www.agfuture.org/Scholarships.

The Fruita Consumers Co-op has announced that six (6) local high school students have been selected to each receive a Co-op Country scholarship. These scholarships are presented to high school graduates entering college with intentions to major in agricultural related degree programs. Read more here…

New Animal Drug Regs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the new animal drug regulations to implement the veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs section of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 (ADAA). On June 3, 2015, the FDA published in the Federal Register the final rule revising the VFD regulations in 21 CFR Part 558. Click for more...

ACE Announces Instant Savings!

No longer will Ace Rewards members have to redeem rebates through the mail and wait the four to six weeks it typically takes for those to be processed. Ace’s most valuable customers can now receive Instant Savings on their purchases right at checkout. Read more here!