Kevin Larson

Kevin Larson

Failure isn’t permanent if it’s on the road to success. For Kevin Larson, superintendent and research scientist at CSU’s Plainsman Research Center, an important lesson learned early in life took him on a journey that’s positively impacted generations of farmers. Born...

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Bella Pulido

Bella Pulido

 Typically, when college students aren’t pre-occupied with their next paper or exam, how they will eventually impact the world post-graduation can cause a bit of anxiety. But for upcoming senior Isabella Pulido (’21), who’s studying animal sciences, impacting the...

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Scott Haley

Scott Haley

Dr. Scott Haley joined Colorado State University in 1999 as the project leader of the Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program.  In the 22 years that Dr. Haley has been breeding wheat at CSU, he has created multiple new varieties of wheat with better disease and insect...

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Henry Thompson

Henry Thompson

Not long after joining the College of Agricultural Sciences in 2003, Henry Thompson was walking on a campus sidewalk when now-retired professor Mark Brick approached him about collaborating on research around the health benefits of dry-beans, also known as a variety...

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David McKinney

David McKinney

Graduate student David McKinney embraced his love of agriculture at a very young age. Growing up, McKinney spent summers on his grandparent’s ranch fixing fences, tending to livestock, and occasionally aiding in the calving process. “For a long time I wanted to be a...

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Kristie and Jim Docheff

Kristie and Jim Docheff

When you ask Jim and Kristie Docheff about their commitment to agriculture, a strong sense of continuity underscores their answers, and understandably so. There have been two constants in the life of the Docheff family, CSU and dairy, and their commitment to both is...

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Find what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. While this may be an antiquated statement for some, Temple Grandin understands the value of finding what you don’t love. “You think about the number of students that are forced to become a lawyer or a...

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Omar Roman

Omar Roman

Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. For Omar Roman (‘21), agriculture is part of his family’s history, and something he decided to pursue as a first-generation student in higher-education.  “I had the opportunity to pursue higher-education, so I...

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Antoinette Machado

Antoinette Machado

Scan a well-stocked famers market or grocery store and it’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer variety of produce. Look, shape, aroma, flavor—produce is proof that Mother Nature excels at diversity. For Antoinette Machado, that diversity is one of the reasons she’s...

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Whitney Cranshaw

Whitney Cranshaw

Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. For Whitney Cranshaw, entomology professor for the College of Agricultural Sciences and a CSU extension specialist, he’s done what he’s loved his entire career.  Arriving at CSU from University of Minnesota...

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Dawn Thilmany

Dawn Thilmany

Dawn Thilmany knows the College of Agricultural Sciences like the back of her hand. After all, she’s been a member of the community since 1997 when she came on board as an assistant professor. As an agricultural economist and professor within the Department of...

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Patricia Vail

Patricia Vail

For soil and crop sciences major Patricia Vail, cultivating relationships and community – as well as plants – allowed her to grow into a leader and outstanding graduate and find a seat at the table in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University....

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Linc Thomas

Linc Thomas

It’s often said that what you get out of college is only as great as what you put in. For Linc Thomas, senior horticulture major in Colorado State University’s  College of Agricultural Sciences, it’s been a fruitful journey. Originally from North Carolina, the...

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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...

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