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.
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.