CLA Past President, Don Rutledge, Inducted into Co Ag Hall of Fame
CLA would like to congratulate former Colorado Livestock Association Past President and Yuma area farmer Don Rutledge on his recent induction into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. In addition to serving on various boards, he is credited with developing the rubber tire center pivot sprinkler system, adopting holistic resource management practices, such as rotational grazing systems, developing a composting system, and was one of the first to use variable rate irrigation practices.
The Colorado FFA Foundation has inducted four honorees into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. Mr. Jim Odle, Brush, Dr. Temple Grandin, Fort Collins, Mr. Don Rutledge, Yuma and Mr. Bob Tuttle, Eckert all were formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on February 26th 2015 during the 26th annual hall of fame banquet.
The banquet was held in conjunction with the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.The Banquet was held at the Renaissance Hotel, Denver. The 2015 inductees will join 82 other outstanding Colorado agriculturists who have been similarly honored since 1989. All Agriculture Hall of Fame members’ portraits will be displayed in the CoBank Center for Agricultural Education on CSU’s ARDEC campus after the building is constructed this fall.