Other Events

Colorado CattleWomen 5k’s

Several local CattleWomen groups are hosting ranch runs this fall. Washington CattleWomen are holding a 5K run July 31 as part of county fair. Gunnison County CW is hosting a 5K on September 26. Routt County CattleWomen will host their 3rd Annual Poker Run on Sunday, October 3. Details will be finalized in the next few weeks but they aim to put on a fun, family 5k event on the backroads of Steamboat from the Sherrod’s centennial ranch to the Daughenbaugh ranch, especially designed to promote agriculture and beef raised in our valley. (More info to come as the event draws closer.) Thanks to RCCW for piloting this successful beef promotion!

Region 5 Meeting

This year’s American National CattleWomen (ANCW) Region V meeting was held in May in Pendelton, Oregon and hosted jointly by the Oregon and Washington CattleWomen. We had a wonderful time re-connecting with old friends and making new acquaintances as well. Over 100 Cattlewomen from California, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and more were in attendance. Ladies attending from Colorado were JoAnn McEndree, Karen Smith, Kathleen Shoemaker, Joannie Shoemaker, Susie Magnuson, and Christina Casey.

We toured 9 Mile Ranch in Walla Walla, WA, a 1000 head cow/calf operation of Red Angus. Their goal at 9 Mile is to become a full-service genetic provider for Red Angus and Red Angus hybrid genetics in the West. The ranch also has the first wind turbine farm in Washington state. The owner, Kristin Dykes, gave us a personal tour as well as shared her moving personal story of being left a young widow with two very small children after a ranch accident claimed her husband’s life. She is staying and growing the operation in order to leave a legacy for her children. We also had speakers from Western Justice, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, and a special keynote speaker of Marji Alaniz from FarmHer on RFD tv. The Region V ANCW business meeting was held and we will have a new Region V Director as our current Director, Angela Whitlock (Wyoming) will be completing her term this year. Katherine Bruce of Oregon will be the new Director. We thank Angela for all her hard work and we look forward to working with Katherine!

If you ever get a chance to attend a Region Meeting, you will really enjoy it! The next one will be held in Cody, WY in May of 2022. We’d love to have you come!