Outreach and Engagement

Building Community and Our Future

Importance of Industry 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.

Because we acknowledge addressing the challenges ahead of us and preparing our industry’s future leaders will require everyone’s help, we prioritize forming and fostering these collaborative partnerships and relationships.

Animal Sciences Seminar Series

Stay up to date with the latest innovation and research in Colorado agriculture.


Spring Branding Awards

April 23 from 11am-2pm
B.W. Pickett Arena

This event recognizes our outstanding students, industry supporters, and alumni. 2022 Recipients will be posted on the AnSci Intranet after the ceremony.

AnSci Intranet Portal

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

Fall 2022

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


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.

Learn more at Equine Sciences Youth Summer Camps

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.

Learn More About the Livestock Judging Camp

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.

Annual Livestock Sales

Sponsored by the Department of Animal Sciences

bull cow

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

This year have over twenty participating ranches and our horses are exceptional. Each one of our horses were paired with a student for a semester during their Horse Training and Sale Preparation course.

cow and calf in field

45th 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.

Courses and Learning Experiences

woman speaking to a group

International Livestock Forum

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

National Western Stockshow

Genetic Short Courses

Our Breeding and Genetics research group offers regular short courses for producers and breeders. Each course are taught by faculty using the latest research and industry standards. 

Learn more about our Breeding and Genetics Group

Equine Genetic Short Courses

Horse breeders and owners learn about current and future research in equine genetics. Our students learn about the equine genome and leave with a toolkit for selecting the best animals for breeding. 

Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Short Course

The course is taught by leading veterinarians, physiologists and geneticists who study high altitude disease and pulmonary hypertension. Our PAP short course is geared for veterinarians who work with livestock in high elevations. 

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.

Browse Ram Country Meats

sliced steak

Meat Judging Team Catering Services

Let our team feed you at your next event.

Browse Catering Services