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CSU researchers play role in discovery of new method for making key component of plastics

A research team that includes scientists from Colorado State University has discovered a previously unknown way that some bacteria produce the chemical ethylene – a finding that could lead to new ways to produce plastics without using fossil fuels.


March 30, 2020 - Message from Provost Rick Miranda - CSU Tuition & Fees Dear Students and Families, A lot about this academic year has not unfolded as planned amid the backdrop of a global pandemic. We are learning to adapt to being a virtual community and what that means for the college experience. And…

Renowned CSU entomologist Whitney Cranshaw transitions into retirement

After nearly four decades on the faculty at CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Whitney Cranshaw is officially transitioning into retirement. The Department of Agricultural Biology professor and Extension specialist leaves behind a rich legacy of research and public outreach around the world of insects.

CSU’s 2020 Nutrien Ag Day Barbecue to go virtual on Sept. 19

Since 1981, Ag Day has been a tradition that celebrates Colorado agriculture as well as Colorado State University’s heritage as a leading agricultural research, education, and outreach institution. This year, however, that tradition will look slightly different when the Nutrien Ag Day Barbecue takes place on Saturday, Sept. 19. With the ongoing global pandemic, the…

CSU secures $750,000 grant to develop plant breeding training materials

Colorado State University’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and Iowa State University’s Department of Agronomy recently received a $750,000 grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to partner with NPGS scientists to bring teaching resources to the world. The three-year grant began on June 1.


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Dr. James Pritchett named Interim Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences

James Pritchett has been named interim dean of the Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences.  “This is an exciting time for agriculture, both in the industry and education,” Pritchett said. “We’ve many exciting opportunities ahead of us, from feeding the world’s rapidly growing population to stewarding a safe food supply and a sustainable environment.…

C.A.N.S Around the Oval

Help make the college team #1 !  Select us when you make a donation. Going 30+ years strong, C.A.N.S Around the Oval involves students, faculty, and staff along with local K-12 schools and community organizations to raise awareness about hunger by collecting goods and raising monetary donations for the Food Bank of Larimer County.  Join…

Raj Khosla

Over the last 20 years, I've had a very significant number of graduate students that have come from overseas. It's a cultural shock for them once they arrive, especially if they're visiting US for the first time and they often have a steep learning curve. I can specifically remember one individual I had in my…

Dr. Rebecca Jablonski

DR. REBECCA JABLONSKI Dr. Becca Jablonski is an assistant professor and food systems economist at Colorado State University, and co-lead of CSU’s Food Systems Initiative.    The Food Systems Initiative bridges research, extension and education to identify and inform opportunities to bridge how the production, supply chains, and eaters respond to changing markets, policy, and environment. As part of the…

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