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Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

Welcome Home

Agriculture Lives Here

After nearly three years of construction, the new home for state-of-the-art research, learning, innovation and collaboration is open to students, faculty and members of Colorado’s agricultural community.

Read the SOURCE story about the grand opening.

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Sustainable Construction

  • Reused building shell, structure, wood materials when possible
  • Mechanical system/controls
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • High Efficiency LED Lighting
  • Daylight harvesting
  • Occupancy sensors
  • High performance envelope and glazing
  • Low VOC material and finishes
  • Recycled content finish specifications
  • Construction waste recycling
  • Alternate scope green roof
  • PV-ready roofing system

This facility represents Colorado State University’s investment in modern agriculture and meeting the challenges of food safety and food security, as well as our investment in the students who will be Colorado’s next agricultural leaders. I want to thank Colorado’s Capital Development Committee for the state’s support in making this project a reality, and Nutrien for their invaluable support of the College of Agricultural Sciences and its students.

Joyce McConnell

President, Colorado State University

A New Way to Learn

The Bernard Rollin Knowledge Well features a classroom-in-the-round setting. The innovative layout puts students closer to the action. The 160 student capacity ensures no one is never more than five rows from the instructor.

The intentional design is backed by research demonstrating enhanced engagement and learning outcomes.

Real-World Learning in Real-Time

Our Trading and Simulation Room lets students use real-time market data and trading analysis to learn about commodities, economic returns and risk management. It’s vital site where they can perform economic simulations, experiments and data visualizations. We make sure our students are engaging with everything from optimizing production and marketing decisions to valuing non-market natural resources to analyzing supply chains for agricultural and food products.

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A Story of Agriculture and Inclusion

The sculpture welcoming visitors to the Nutrien building was created by Native American artist and Indigenous food activist, Roxanne Swentzell.

Learn more about the sculpture named ‘Good Earth’ and it’s importance.

Thank You to Our Donors and Partners

We are fortunate to have the gift of support from our CSU and Agricultural Sciences communities. Who understand the value of advancing agriculture for our collective future. Thank you for investing in us.

 

Our Donors

Jeff Tovar ’89, Sharmaine and Stephen ’70 Hillard, Bank of Colorado, CattleFax, CSU Beef Club, Phil Steinhauer, Arbor Valley Nursery, STIHL and PerkinElmer, Inc.

 

Our Partners

Building a Future For Agriculture in Colorado

The College of Agricultural Sciences is thrilled about our future home for agriculture and the strategic initiatives we’ll be able to advance through the teaching, research and engagement spaces in this building.