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RamsRead announces new book selected for campuswide reading initiative

The spring semester has ended. Grades are in, many students are taking a break from studying and Colorado State University employees are thinking about taking some of that accumulated annual leave to decompress after a hectic school year.

New Temple Grandin Equine Center Opens

Just west of Colorado State University’s main campus in Fort Collins, the new state-of-the-art Temple Grandin Equine Center opened its doors recently as the new home of one of the leading equine-assisted services facilities in the world.

Craig Huffhines named director of Equine Sciences and Elite Bovine and Equine Genetics

Craig Huffhines, a top executive with two-plus decades of leadership experience in the equine and beef industries, is returning to his alma mater as Colorado State University’s director of Equine Sciences and Elite Bovine and Equine Genetics. Welcome back, Craig!

CSU’s 2021 Nutrien Ag Day Barbecue September 11th

Ag Day is a long-standing tradition and celebration of Colorado agriculture and CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Starting in 1981, Ag Day is hosted by CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences along with Colorado agricultural organizations and associations. It is a time when we can come to the table together to honor our roots and the agricultural producers…

Q&A with Jerry and Neeta Mahaffey

Where is your hometown? Jerry was raised on a farm and ranch that is 7 miles from the Southwestern Colorado Research Center. Neeta was raised in Pleasant View on a bean farm just 5 miles from the research center. What do you like most about your job? Jerry went to work for the research center…

Francesca Cotrufo

Francesca Cotrufo Francesca Cotrufo grew up in a family of academics, educators and doctors. At a young age, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in academia and research. Today, Cotrufo is a professor and associate department head in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at CSU. Cotrufo is also a senior research…

Flame-sterilized potato seed cutter: A potential solution for minimizing disease spread during seed cutting operations

Written by Dr. Chakradhar Mattupalli Potatoes are vegetatively propagated and seed cutting is a common practice followed by growers to increase seed piece availability for planting. However, this practice poses a risk for mechanical transmission of diseases caused by several bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens. For example, bacterial ring rot is a zero-tolerance disease and…

Research Centers ‘Weather’ Crazy September Weather

During the first week of September, 2020, Colorado had some unusual weather, even by Colorado standards. For example, Denver set its all-time record high for September, reaching 101 degrees during the afternoon of September 5. This was also the latest date a 100-degree reading has ever been observed in Denver and tied the record for…

Gene Kelly appointed to the National Academies of Sciences: Engineering and Medicine Committee for Soil Science

Gene Kelly, professor of Pedology and Deputy Director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station /Associate Dean for Extension has been appointed to serve on the U.S. National Committee for Soil Science by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The committee represents the interests of the U.S. soil science community in the International Union…

Q&A with Bryan Braddy

What’s one thing people would be most surprised to learn about you? People might be surprised to learn that I have been involved with extensive projects and/or based at several AES centers such as San Juan Basin Research Center(Hesperus), Southwestern Colorado Research Center(Yellowjacket), Orchard Mesa Research Center, Fruita Research Center, and two separate stints at…

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