CAM’s Ag Academy
Agricultural Education at Spur
CAM’s Agricultural Academy is committed to the engagement of all students to improve relationships in agriculture and strengthen agriculture affinity, literacy, motivation and critical thinking.
Through the Morgridge Learning Lab in CSU Spur’s Terra building, CAM’s Ag Academy immerses middle-school and high-school students in complex problems and potential solutions in food and agriculture.
Engagement at CSU Spur focuses on real-world problems in agriculture through –
- Deep dive exploration
- Problem-based learning
- Connection with industry professionals
CAM’s Ag Academy aims to positively contribute to –
- Student affinity towards agriculture and agriculture occupational objectives
- Student increase in agricultural literacy
- Better and more practice future agriculture teachers
- Improved connections to industry, agricultural education and the College of Agricultural Sciences
- Improved leadership in and around agriculture
What We Offer
Every school-aged student in Colorado – and beyond – should have a significant agriculture experience.
Youth and ag experiences
Ag career pathways
Problem-based experiential learning
Morgridge Family Foundation Gifts $3M to CSU Spur and College of Agricultural Sciences
The Morgridge Family Foundation believes in innovation and investing in the future of agriculture. The new Morgridge Learning Lab will elevate pathways for youth, urban-rural connectivity, and sustainable community food systems.
Spurring Discovery In Food And Agriculture
The CSU Spur Campus at Denver’s National Western Center brings together research, teaching and engagement activities in a modern-day approach to the university’s land-grant mission. The public-facing campus celebrates the proud tradition of Colorado agriculture while inspiring innovation with global impact.
At CSU Spur, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Experiment Station collaborate with diverse partners to provide a community-centric, experiential and lifelong learning opportunity focusing on the safety, security and sustainability of food and natural resources to enhance the well-being of humans, plants and animals.