Nutrien Strategic Partnership

$10 Million Dollar Gift

In 2020, the College of Agricultural Sciences entered into a strategic partnership with Nutrien to further our strategic plan by supporting innovative research in sustainable agriculture, enhancing talent development, advancing diversity and inclusion in agriculture and enabling access through student scholarships.

This $10 million gift is the largest in the college’s history and is elevating CSU into a position of leadership in developing a diverse, highly skilled agricultural workforce while boosting Nutrien’s ability to deliver industry-leading products and solutions. 

Watch a Video of Our Strategic Partnership with Nutrien

A Shared Vision for Action and Impact

In recognition of this transformational gift, the College of Agricultural Sciences’ newly remodeled and expanded Shepardson Building was renamed the Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building. The building will house the impactful programs and people supported by the Nutrien gift, and become a home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations, and agricultural innovation for local and global impact.







Terry Engle

Terry Engle
Ruminant Nutrition

Franck Dayan

Frank Dayan
Agricultural Biology

2022 Nutrien Distinguished Scholars

Terry Engle and Franck Dayan represent the third class of Nutrien Scholars, faculty recognized for their excellence in teaching, research, and engagement, and for demonstrating a significant impact on their respective fields.


$147,000 in Research Funding

Awarded to address challenges shared across crop commodities

27 Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Valuable work stipends for students collaborating with a faculty mentor on a research project

63% of Scholarships Awarded to First Gen Students

Recipients are the first in their family to pursue a college education


Of Terry Engle and Franck Dayan as Nutrien Distinguished Faculty Scholars.


Of faculty hires in agritech and upskilling.

Nutrien Ag Day BBQ

Continued a longstanding tradition of celebrating Colorado agriculture while helping to fund student scholarships.