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Our Thematic Priorities

College of Agricultural Sciences Strategic Plan 2022-2025

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Innovating Local and Global Food Systems

We are modernizing the safety, quality, sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness of food systems to achieve healthy communities, economies and individuals.

We utilize cutting edge research, education and community engagement to advance science, inform policy and improve access to nutritious food in Colorado and worldwide.

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Advancing the Science of Regenerative Agricultural Systems

We are a leader in applying a rigorous scientific framework to the analysis, development and implementation of diverse regenerative agricultural systems.

We adopt a collaborative community driven approach to help increase the availability of affordable, fresh, nutritious food while restoring the health of our communities, soils, water and air.

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Accelerating Agriculture’s Climate Resiliency

We empower and accelerate breakthrough discovery in the adaptation of plants, animals and ecosystems through an unprecedented convergence of disciplines and integration of basic and applied research.

We cultivate critical partnerships and provide world-class facilities that will spur talent development and inspire groundbreaking innovation.

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Nurturing Human Wellness and Thriving Communities

We foster resilient communities by nurturing the health and wellbeing of humans, animals, plants and the environment through the experience of agriculture, landscape and natural resources.

We improve the societal well-being of people and communities by creating and sharing tools and information aimed to solve economic, managerial, educational and policy-related problems within agri-food and resource systems.