Outreach and Engagement

Building Community and Our Future

We Prioritize Community and Partnerships

We are proud of our ongoing commitment to creating and fostering partnerships with leaders and innovators in the agricultural industry. The College of Agriculture’s Strategic Plan outlines the essential need to create unique and value added learning experiences for our students and our community, and the role of collaborative research to generate knowledge and identify solutions.

Join Us for Our Webinar Series

We host regular webinars that cover a wide variety of topics in the animal sciences field.

Annual Livestock and Horse Sales

Sponsored by the Department of Animal Sciences

Hereford cow

Annual CSU Bull and Female Sale

We are offering age-advantaged and altitude tested bulls and females. This year we are offering Angus, Hereford, and Polled Herefords. We also have a set of black baldy breeds for sale this year.

Angus bull

Annual Beef Improvement Center Bull Sale

Department of Animal Sciences John E. Rouse Beef Improvement Center has an annual sale offering yearling bulls. Performance records and breeding documentation are provided.

mare and foal

Legends of Ranching Performance Sale

Each one of our horses were paired with a student for a semester during their Horse Training and Sale Preparation course.

Industry Partner Programs


We are building the future of sustainable agriculture. We base our solutions in evidence with the experience and wisdom of industry partners.

JBS Global Food Innovation Center

One of our central Animal Sciences facilities. The JBS center houses our Center for Meat Safety and Quality research group and the Ram Country Meats retail store.

Beef Cutout Calculator

This tool is collaboration between CSU and the Beef Checkoff. It enables cattlemen to predict approximate sub-primal yields and cutout values of beef cattle.

Ranching Legacy Program

We collaborate with the Cattleman’s Association to beginning ranchers have the skills they need to be successful. Our faculty member Ryan Rhodes leads the Beef University certification program at CSU.

Pet Food Alliance

We work on current issues related to the pet food and rendering industries. Our group meets annually to share ideas and advance working group projects.

The Right Horse Initiative

The first university partnership with ASPCA’s Right Horse program. Students in our our Equine Assessment, Evaluation and Training course build specialized skills to retrain and market horses through affiliated Right Horse rescues in Colorado.


children petting horse

Youth Horsemanship Summer Camps

We offer two “away” camp sessions for horse enthusiasts during the summer break. This is a very popular camp and it fills up quickly. Be sure to register early to get a spot.

students and cow

The “Ram” Livestock Judging Camp

This three day judging camp is designed for 4-H and FFA members from ages 14-18. It’s a great prep for competitive livestock evaluation and developing oral communication skills.


Spring Branding Awards

B.W. Pickett Arena

This event recognizes our outstanding students, industry supporters, and alumni. Recipients will be posted on the AnSci Intranet after the ceremony.

Mainstreet Mayhem Jackpot

April 30May 1

A fundraising event for the CSU Livestock Judging Team. Spend the weekend at our animal stock and judging show.

Learn more about the event.

AG Day

CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences celebrates agriculture and the fall harvest season with the annual AgDay event during the fall semester.

Courses and Learning Experiences

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International Livestock Forum

Hosted by the National Western Stock Show and Department of Animal Sciences

National Western Stock Show

There are several ways our students get to participate in the National Western Stock Show. Our Seedstock Merchandising Team is one example of how our students are optimizing their educational experience by interfacing with industry partners in a hands-on, real-world application.

Seedstock Merchandising Team and Courses

We integrate three individual courses for juniors and seniors who are interested in livestock breeding and genetics, data management, event promotion, and livestock handling and care. Our seedstock students are immersed in challenging hands on experiences where they help manage the CSU herd at ARDEC and bring their animals to market at events like the Western National Stockshow.

Student Run Programs


Ram Country Meats

Our student run facility offers locally produced, high-quality meats for sale at competitive prices. We are proud to be a local food producer and show our customers where our food comes from.

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Meat Judging Team Catering Services

Let our team feed you at your next event.