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Dr. Dawn Thilmany

Office of Community and Economic Development Associate Director, Outreach Coordinator, Extension Economist-Labor and Agribusiness Management, and Professor

Mailing Address:

301 University Avenue
CD 1172
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Physical Address:

Nutrien 278
(970) 491-7220

Research Interests

Intersection between food systems and rural development, Consumer driven food markets and supply chains, Evaluating the economic contributions and tradeoffs of ag, food and rural policy decisions


University of California, Davis

Curriculum Vitae


Dawn Thilmany is a Professor of Agricultural Economics, Director of the Northwest and Rocky Mountain USDA Regional Food Center, Co-Director of the Regional Economic Development Institute at Colorado State University. Her research and outreach focuses on food systems and rural economic development, primarily focused on opportunities related to value-added food market supply chains.

Colorado Building Farmers
Toolkit to Assess Local Food System Economics
eXtension-Community, Local and Regional Food Systems
Colorado Proud
Colorado MarketMaker
Colorado Agritourism
CSU Extension Food Systems (links to monthly newsletters)
Regional Development Institute

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