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.

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Outstanding Grad: James Dantimo, College of Agricultural Sciences

“I think one of my favorite times of displaying courage would be at the most recent ‘Come to the Table’ for the College of Ag. Even though our dean, the director of animal science, and equine science were all in the room, I chose to stand up for my peers and address the issues we have in our college at this time.”

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Jasmine Godinez, first Equine Sciences intern at CSU Spur, reflects impact of new campus

Over the spring semester, Godinez participated in an internship focusing on being an equine-assisted services provider at the Temple Grandin Equine Center’s Denver location on the CSU Spur campus. During this internship, she learned the difference between many types of EAS and the standards necessary for providing the various services. 

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New Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management program hires industry liaison

Laston Charriez, an educator, marketing executive and food industry veteran, has joined Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences as an assistant professor of practice and industry liaison for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics’ new Agribusiness and Food Innovation master’s degree program.

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Ornamental horticulturalist and extension specialist tapped as next Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture head

Mengmeng Gu brings experience in both horticulture and landscape design to her new role as department head for the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, with a focus on sustainability and a career-long commitment to teaching, research and outreach.

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CSU soil scientists tapping rangelands as vast sources for carbon storage

Over the last several months, a CSU research team has teamed with Woodwell Climate Research Center on a Colorado-based project aimed at helping managers of rangelands, which cover large areas of both public and private lands, understand and monitor the delicate carbon balances across their grazed landscapes.

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Digging for climate solutions: New executive director heads up CSU’s Soil Carbon Solutions Center

With a background in ecology, climate change research and soil carbon science, CSU Soil Carbon Solutions Center’s Executive Director Jane Zelikova has approached the problem of climate change in a multitude of ways — from research and policy to filmmaking.

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Water scarcity will require agriculture to tap ‘unconventional’ sources like seawater, wastewater

CSU is a founding partner in a $110 million U.S. Department of Energy research network, the National Alliance for Water Innovation, focused on treatment and reuse technologies for wastewater, seawater and other untapped sources.

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Advancing Education Scholarship awarded to entomologist Maria Chavez

The CSU Graduate School awarded Maria Chavez the 2021-22 Advancing Education Scholarship in honor of the legacy and memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Chavez in recognition of her outstanding achievement in promoting equities in education for underrepresented and racially minoritized students.

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Research begins at new Fort Collins Temple Grandin Equine Center facility

The state-of-the-art facility, named for Department of Animal Sciences faculty member and autism advocate Temple Grandin, was created to be a place of healing, treatment, education and research for clients from diverse backgrounds. The center is the new home of one of the leading equine-assisted services education and research programs in the world.

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Temple Grandin to speak as part of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Virtual Author’s Corner series

Colorado State University Professor of Animal Sciences Temple Grandin will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as part of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Virtual Author’s Corner Series. The theme of the event is “From the Heart and Mind.”

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CSU’s Gene Kelly appointed to the U.S. National Committee for Soil Science

Gene Kelly, a professor of pedology at Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and the deputy director/associate dean of Extension for the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, has been appointed to the U.S. National Committee for Soil Science by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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