CALF Gives & Receives

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I have a new story with photos published about the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) Legend of Agriculture Dinner and fundraiser that took place at the beginning of October. Great organization and great mission.

The story and photos are on The Fence Post magazine’s website, as well as in their upcoming print edition.

Speeches and presentations were made while food was served up during the 2021 CALF Legend of Agriculture Dinner honoring Tim Lowell on Friday October 01,2021.  The food consisted of samples of CALF raised pork, along with desserts for the nearly 200 attendees of the dinner and auction fundraiser for the Castle Rock, CO agricultural organization.  Between the dinner, the auction, and a matching donation, over $100,000 was raised to support CALF's mission.
Speeches and presentations were made while food was served up during the 2021 CALF Legend of Agriculture Dinner honoring Tim Lowell on Friday October 01,2021. The food consisted of samples of CALF raised pork, along with desserts for the nearly 200 attendees of the dinner and auction fundraiser for the Castle Rock, CO agricultural organization. Between the dinner, the auction, and a matching donation, over $100,000 was raised to support CALF’s mission.

The link to the article is here: https://www.thefencepost.com/news/calf-gives-and-receives-at-legend-of-agriculture-dinner/

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All I Mead is You!

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Pun-tastic headline aside, I learned a ton about mead this weekend as I spent time with the co-owners (Michael Fagan and DJ Kurtz) of a Colorado craft meadery in the town of Castle Rock who are making a name for themselves and their fast growing business: Honnibrook Craft Meadery.

Right now, I am in the beginning stages of putting together a magazine article about Honnibrook and its use of Colorado sourced honey to create their award winning meads. Kurtz and Fagan approach making their mead differently than most producers (i.e., 6.2% alcohol vs 10+% of most meads) and their techniques are also different. Their unique craft brewer approach is paying off with awards and surprising (in a good way) growth.

DJ Kurtz and Michael Fagan, co-owners of Honnibrook Craft Meadery, stand amid the equipment used to create a new batch of mead in their craft meadery located in Castle Rock, CO. Fagan (right) is next to a 55-gallon drum of Colorado-sourced honey that is being pumped and mixed with water and other ingredients to send to the fermentation tanks in order to create their award winning mead.

Fagan and Kurtz are two really nice guys who are incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about what they are doing and it shows in their product. They refuse to let anything get to the consumer that does not meet their own high approval standards for their mead. It was a lot of fun to interview them and take some photos while they were creating a new batch. I look forward to putting the article together.

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Rocky Mountain Scenery Variety

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My wife and I went to the mountains recently to check out the last of the fall color. Heading up towards Mt Evans before snow was forecast for the next day, we were able to see some of the last Aspens with brilliant color in the season.

Aspen color on the road up to Mt Evans in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2021

While the Aspen color was gorgeous, they weren’t the only scenes of beauty the Colorado mountains had to offer us. On our way up the mountain, we stopped by this peaceful river scene to admire it and take some photos.

A cascading stream flows over boulders in the serene setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains near Mount Evans. Image copyright Lincoln Rogers, 2021.

The variety of beauty to be found in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is just amazing. What a blessing from God. May we never take it lightly.

By the way, if you really like that Rocky Mountain forest and stream image, you can find it on my fine art gallery online — https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mountain-river-serenity-lincoln-rogers.html

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Mini Bulls!

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I had the opportunity (and good fortune) to be able to talk with a couple of great Colorado guys who have started a Mini Bull contracting operation. Best friends Duncan Cornell and Cory Hazen are good family men and Christian guys who used to bull ride and now own Bijou Buckers Mini Bulls out of Simla, CO.

My article and accompanying photography were published in The Fence Post magazine and the article is also on The Fence Post magazine’s website — https://www.thefencepost.com/news/eeny-meeny-mighty-minis/

Cory Hazen (far left) and Duncan Cornell (far right) head out on horseback with several of their children to gather their herd of Mini Bulls in order to get them ready for a September 2021 Mini Bull event in Colorado Springs the next day.

I enjoyed meeting them and talking with them while they were on the job and with their families.

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My Name on a Building!

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Okay – maybe my name won’t be front and center…

I was blessed to be able to schedule another editorial photography and interview appointment yesterday (September 10, 2021) in order to do a second story on the massive construction project on the grounds of the National Western Stock Show.

Lincoln Rogers after signing a beam at the CSU Spur construction site – September 10, 2021. Didn’t realize I was rocking the hard hat at such a jaunty angle until after the pic. 🙂

This story will focus on Colorado State University’s (CSU) presence and partnership on the site and its agricultural implications for the state of Colorado. But I also got to sign one of the construction beams that will be placed near the top of CSU’s “Hydro” building, which should be completed sometime in 2022. So I guess my name will be IN the building, rather than on it.

Pretty cool bonus after the tour, though! Now the Hydro building will always produce a smile whenever I see it in the future as that is as close as I will ever get to having my name on a building.

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Procrastination Over…

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At least most of it!

Over 15 years ago, I put in a lot of work and hours into custom building my own website. Over the years, more hours were spent trying to keep it updated. But then it started to feel… dated.

But I procrastinated in redesigning my website because I knew it would take many more hours to get it set up the way I wanted. And I procrastinated. AND procrastinated!

Well… procrastination over. I finally bit the bullet, so to speak, and did a redesign and rebuild of my www.lincolnrogers.com website. It still needs some tweaking and a LOT more photography needs to be added — I am planning on setting up a number of galleries of my past work — but the redesign makes it more current and much more simplified.

http://www.lincolnrogers.com/

Give it a visit, would you? I would love to have you drop by.

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Lincoln Rogers among the Aspen in Colorado

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Rodeo Raises Funds for Responders

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Bulls, Barrels, Mutton & Mini’s raise money in Kiowa, CO for the state of Colorado’s fallen first responders and those who have been critically injured

You can read about it in my article with photos on the website of The Fence Post magazine.

https://www.thefencepost.com/news/bulls-barrels-mutton-and-minis-raise-money-in-kiowa-colo/

The 5th annual Responder Relief Rodeo in Kiowa, CO raised money for the Responder Relief Foundation and its mission to provide financial support to families of fallen first responders, as well as provide funds to first responders who have been critically injured.
With eleven stock contractors supplying bulls, there were “forty-some-odd” bulls that were bucked in the 5th annual Responder Relief Rodeo in Kiowa, CO, a rodeo that raises money for the Responder Relief Foundation and its mission to provide financial support to families of fallen first responders, as well as provide funds to first responders who have been critically injured. The popular bull riding, barrel racing, mutton busting, and mini bull riding event drew its largest crowd of 800-1,000 on Saturday night (August 21, 2021), prompting organizers to consider expanding the event to two days in the future.
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Bull Fighter Gains a New Perspective…

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There are bad days at the office and then there are BAD days at the office.

A bull fighter in the 2021 Responder Relief Rodeo in Kiowa, CO (August 21, 2021) had one of those days where a beast with a bad attitude decided to help him look at life from a fresh perspective.

A bull fighter found himself gaining a new perspective after being tossed in the air by one of the bulls in the 2021 Responder Relief Rodeo in Kiowa, CO on August 21, 2021. The rodeo benefits the Responder Relief Foundation, which contributes to the families of fallen first responders and helps the critically injured.

They said he was “very sore” the next day, but that he is all right. I bet he’ll tell you looking at life from a new perspective ain’t always what it’s cracked up to be…

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2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Victory Photos

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The Fence Post magazine has previously published my article and photo spread images from the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days championship round of rodeo. One thing about Cheyenne is that there are always more photos to be shared from there than can fit into magazines!

As a result, I thought I would post on this blog 10 victory images from the 10 categories that win titles and buckles at the historic Wyoming rodeo. Due to space limitations, most of these images did not make the pages of the magazine, so I wanted them to see life here in this blog.

I hope you enjoy.

3-time PRCA world champion bareback cowboy Tim O’Connell rode MLW’s Irish Eyes to an 89-point score and a Cheyenne Frontier Days title during Sunday’s championship round on August 01, 2021. The win was O’Connell’s second Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo title.
Sawyer Gilbert of Buffalo, SD (middle) poses in front of the big crowd with her championship saddle after winning the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Women’s Breakaway Roping event. 2021 was the just the second year of CFD hosting the event and the first year they added even money with the rest of the rodeo events.
7-time NFR qualifier Marty Yates went first in the Tie Down Roping and posted the championship round’s fastest time of 10.3 seconds to win the 2021 CFD buckle on August 01, 2021.
Utah cowboy Stetson Wright rode a high kicking Feather Fluffer for 90 points in Sunday’s (August 01) championship round for the saddle bronc title at the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Heeler Jade Corkill was in process of throwing his loop for a successful run of 10.2 seconds to help win a Cheyenne title with Clay Smith. The win was Corkill’s third Cheyenne buckle (’09, ’13, ’21).
Montana Steer Wrestler Newt Novich tied a Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo arena record with this 5.1-second time in Sunday’s (August 01) championship round to win the buckle and a big check.
25-year-old Kansas Steer Roper Cole Patterson was all smiles when he was congratulated and interviewed inside the stadium arena after winning the title at the 2021 CFD.
3-time world champion barrel racer Hailey Kinsel and her popular mare “Sister” nailed down the fastest time of 17.30 seconds in the short go to win the CFD buckle on Sunday August 01, 2021.
Australian bull rider Ky Hamilton rode a leaping bull to earn the best score of the entire Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo and take home the 2021 CFD title.
Utah cowboy Stetson Wright acknowledges the applause of the big crowd as he was awarded the All Around title at the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, WY. Wright won the title by earning money in both the saddle bronc and bull riding competitions (placing 1st in saddle bronc and 4th in bull riding) to become the only roughstock cowboy to earn consecutive CFD All Around buckles since the legendary Jim Shoulders did it way back in 1963-1964.
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Record Setting Brothers!

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One of the great things about county fairs are all the young people raising and showing animals. Raising and showing animal projects teaches and imparts respect, accountability, work ethic, and yes… humility (farm animals will always end up teaching everyone humility at one time or another).

A pair of brothers at the 2021 Douglas County Fair in Castle Rock, CO learned all those lessons and more. Job Knight (15-years-old) and Silas McQuate (9-years-old) also learned how to be respectful and gracious while sweeping the top Market Beef Steer awards at the fair and setting auction records in the fair’s 2021 Junior Livestock Sale.

I was able to get a chance to talk with Job and Silas, along with their parents Seth and Jenn, on the last day of the Douglas County Fair. You can find my article and photos about their accomplishments on The Fence Post magazine’s website: https://www.thefencepost.com/news/oh-brothers/

Big brother Job Knight and Diesel (left), along with younger brother Silas McQuate and Superman (right), made a family clean sweep of the Grand Champion Market Beef Steer and Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef Steer at the 2021 Douglas County Fair in Castle Rock, CO. On top of those awards, Job picked up the Reserve Sr. Showmanship award and Silas won the Jr. Showmanship Champion buckle. As if that wasn’t enough, the Larkspur, CO brothers both set auction records for the winning bids on their Maine Angus cross steers in Douglas County Fair’s 2021 Junior Livestock Sale.
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