After careful planning and consideration, the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation has decided to move forward with five wheat field days in areas that we are able to due to local variances allowing gatherings of 50 people or less being in place. Other locations have been removed from the schedule for a variety of reasons. Here is the revised schedule:
Friday, June 12
Brandon 10am (Burl Scherler Farms, Kiowa County)
From Hwy 96 east of Brandon, north about 6 mi on CR 59, east side of road. GPS: 38.534, -102.4357
Burlington 1pm (Barry Hinkhouse Farms, Kit Carson County)
From Rose Ave and I-70 interchange in Burlington, go west on Rose Ave for 0.2 mi, then north on 8th St/Hwy 385 for 1 mi to CR W. GPS: 39.315, -102.258
Monday, June 15
Roggen 4pm (Cooksey Farms, Weld county)
From Prospect Valley, go east 6 mi on Hwy 52 to CR 81. Go north on CR 81 for 3/4 mi, field on west side. GPS: 40.084, -104.301
Tuesday, June 16
Julesburg 1pm (Carlson Farms, Sedgwick county)
From Ovid/I-76 (exit 172), south 8.2 mi on CR 22/Ovid Rd, east on CR 14 for 2.5 mi. Field day will begin at farm on south side of road. GPS: 40.8352, -102.336
Yuma 4pm (Andrews Brothers Farms, Yuma county)
From Yuma, north 5 mi on Hwy 59, east 3 mi on CR43 to CR J, south 0.3 mi to shop drive, east 0.4 mi on drive. Trial north of rd. GPS: 40.187, -102.654
Due to COVID-19, field days will look a little different than they have in the past. Attendees who are not from the same household must stand 6 feet apart at all times during the event. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask or cloth face covering while at the event, and no meals will be served. Those that are over the age of 65, have chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition or are immune-compromised are encouraged not to attend this gathering for their safety.
If you do not feel comfortable attending an in-person field day, CSU Crops Testing is putting together a virtual option for wheat field days. The virtual option will be promoted on coloradowheat.org and Colorado Wheat social media channels once it is available.