Informing Policy and Public Interest
Colorado State University scientists are trusted experts who are regularly consulted by elected officials. By sharing research results, impacts and implications with local and national policymakers, agricultural scientists influence and support policy that advance the agriculture industry and aggress global challenges.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis
Colorado Governor Jared Polis visited the Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building, CSU’s new home for agriculture, the day after its grand opening celebration. Polis met with students, researchers, and administrators and received updates on cutting-edge agriculture research related to soil health, agrivoltaics and food systems.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennett
Colorado Senator Michael Bennett toured Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center to learn about CSU’s climate change adaptation and mitigation research. Bennet met with several top climate-smart regenerative agriculture researchers, hearing from faculty and students about current research projects in agrivoltaics, managing intensive grazing, carbon and greenhouse gas accounting software systems, the use of phenotyping techniques to examine the effects of drought and the role plant roots play in carbon sequestration; sustainable solutions for animal agriculture, and soil health.
EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe visited CSU’s Agricultural Research and Development Center from Washington, D.C. to learn about CSU’s climate-smart agriculture research and commitment to advancing the science of regenerative agricultural systems and accelerating agriculture’s climate resiliency. Scientists from the Soil Carbon Solutions Center and AgNext showcased their programs’ current research related to soil health and animal agriculture.