Celebrate Ag Day with 4-H on September 11th

Join the Colorado 4-H and the Agriculture community for a celebration of service, leadership, resilience and Colorado agriculture producers.

After a year of virtual events, 2021 brings a return of in-person festivities. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the 2021 Colorado State Fair and the beginning of the CSU Rams football season. With fall quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to get together with the 4-H community for a fun-filled celebration of all things Ag and 4-H.

Ag Day with 4-H

For 40 years CSU has celebrated Ag Day, a tradition that began in 1981 when Greeley native and emeritus professor of Animal Sciences John Matsushima created Ag Day in collaboration with Thurman “Fum” McGraw, CSU’s athletic director from 1976 to 1986, to support students studying agricultural sciences.

This year marks the 5th year that Colorado 4-H has joined Ag Day festivities on the CSU Fort Collins Campus, celebrating the best of Colorado agriculture and our 4-H youth leaders, families and communities across the state. The 4-H community is invited to celebrate Ag Day with 4-H as the CSU Rams take on Vanderbilt on campus at Canvas Stadium on Saturday, September 11th.

Special Discounts for the 4-H Community

The Colorado 4-H community is invited to use the promo code “4-H” for highly discounted tickets to the Ag day football game and Nutrien Ag Day BBQ. For just $45, you’ll get:

  • CSU Football Game Ticket
  • Nutrien Ag Day BBQ Ticket
  • Free Parking
  • Orange Out Rally Towel
Ag day with 4-H promotional flyer

Plus, Colorado 4-H’ers are invited to a pre-game leadership talk with on-field photos and the opportunity to enjoy activities as part of the 4-H Zone. Visit CSURams.com/4-H to get your tickets today.

Barbecue, Football and Festivities

The celebration officially kicks off at 4 p.m. on the 11th at the Nutrien Ag Day BBQ on campus at the CSU intramural fields. Additional Ag Day festivities include educational activities for people of all ages from the CSU Bug Zoo, Little Shop of Physics, CSU Forest Service, and partners like the Colorado Department of Agriculture and National Western Stock Show, plus an array of youth-oriented activities involving STEM and agricultural education hosted by Colorado 4-H .

The Ag Day game kicks off at 8 p.m. as the CSU Rams take on the Vanderbilt Commodores for the orange-out football game at Canvas Stadium.


Beginning with the 2021 football season, CSU Athletics is implementing a mobile ticketing system for games and events, including the Nutrien Ag Day BBQ. Tickets and event passes can be accessed using a smartphone. If you do not have a smartphone that runs on iOS or Android, you can contact the Rams Ticket Office at (970) 491-RAMS for assistance. Event attendees can log into their account and add their tickets to their smartphone’s mobile wallet in advance.

Ticket packages for the football game and barbecue are available at CSURams.com/4-H or by calling (800) 491-RAMS (7267).