Come To The Table
“20-40% of the food we produce is being wasted. José Graziano da Silva [Former Director of the United Nations] had said in a meeting that in today’s state we produce enough food to feed 9 billion people but only if we eliminate waste. If we cannot eliminate waste, then 2050 will be here and we’ll have to produce food for 11 billion people in order to feed the 9 billion. That’s something we all must work on. I’m sure we will overcome this challenge, and while precision ag is not the solution to every challenge – it’s part of the solution.”
– Dr. Raj Khosla
“As researchers, we sometimes tend to stick to things we can measure. Sometimes the things that are going to be game changers are the things that are much harder to measure. When we take the time to measure some of those pieces, we see that they really do matter. It’s worth taking the time to think about the most important aspects to understand. What’s going to matter the most to communities or people you’re working with?”
– Dr. Rebecca Jablonski
The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement. A collaborative and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery. Therefore, each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.
INCLUSION: We create and nurture inclusive environments and welcome, value and affirm all members of our community, including their various identities, skills, ideas, talents and contributions.
INTEGRITY: We are accountable for our actions and will act ethically and honestly in all our interactions.
RESPECT: We honor the inherent dignity of all people within an environment where we are committed to freedom of expression, critical discourse, and the advancement of knowledge.
SERVICE: We are responsible, individually and collectively, to give of our time, talents, and resources to promote the well-being of each other and the development of our local, regional, and global communities.
SOCIAL JUSTICE: We have the right to be treated and the responsibility to treat others with fairness and equity, the duty to challenge prejudice, and to uphold the laws, policies and procedures that promote justice in all respects.