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Southwestern Colorado Research Center

Like most of Colorado, the SWCRC is unique in its climate, elevation, and crop portfolio. We are interested in diversifying our crop growing potential to meet the needs of our growing population and changing climate. Our research covers work on irrigation and harvest techniques, soil development and preservation, and optimizing crop plant productivity for high-elevation regions.

Research and Engagement

We work with local growers and extension programs to stay informed on the most pressing needs in our region. Water and soil conservation are at the forefront of our work as we develop new crop varieties, including tree fruits, specialty berry and grass varieties. Alongside research scientists, our students become part of our research team, engaging with our industry partners, and local growers. We feel it’s the best way to learn the vital skills to build a stronger agricultural future for our region.

Upcoming Center Events

FFA students test their ag skills during the Colorado Career Development Events at CSU

Approximately 1,500 FFA students from around the state competed in the Colorado FFA Career Development Events, hosted over the course of two days at Colorado State University in early May. The post FFA students test their ag skills during the Colorado Career Development Events at CSU appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

Alumnus aims to create a more diverse future for agriculture in honor of late professor, mentor

To honor Bernie Rollin’s life and legacy, Steve Hillard '70 recently contributed $750,000 to the College of Agricultural Sciences to support strategic initiatives and catalyze the college’s commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive future for agriculture. The post Alumnus aims to create a more diverse future for agriculture in honor of late professor, mentor appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.