5K Fun Run 9 a.m. Nov. 29 Looking to run off some of your Thanksgiving dinner? Then the Agronomy Club’s Nov. 29 5K might be the event for you. The club will host its first-ever 5K Fun Run which will begin at 9 a.m. The 5K will start and finish at Colorado State University’s Oval, and proceeds will support the Agronomy Club’s professional development activities as well as the group’s philanthropic endeavors which include supporting a family during the holiday season through the Adopt-a-Family program. Inaugural race “This is our inaugural race,” said Kathryn Rocha, treasurer of the Agronomy Club. “We hope to get a decent crowd in our first year and then build up word-of-mouth for next year’s run. The race will help support our club members who we send to our national convention every year and will help us purchase holiday gifts for a local family.” Participants can register at the website. Early registration is $25 and increases to $30 from Nov. 25 through race day. Paid registration includes a commemorative event t-shirt. Racers younger than 12 years old can run for free. “This is precisely the kind of community engagement activity that we encourage our students to participate in,” said Mark Brick, acting head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. “The race will help them connect with the campus and Fort Collins communities and is a tangible example of the kind of outreach that our university is known for.” Sponsors The race has two levels of sponsors: gold ($150 or greater) and silver ($75). Gold level sponsors include Mycogen Seed, Stubbs Farms, and Premier Farm Credit. Silver level sponsors are: Dakota RV Storage; Bank of Colorado; JT Farms; Homeland; Urban Gardening Systems; and the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.
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The Soil Science Society of America is one of the most prestigious disciplinary organizations for soil scientists, and several faculty members in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences will receive honors this month.
A group of CSU researchers led by Meagan Schipanski has received a $1 million grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to examine how crop rotations and management can help improve soils through the retention of both carbon and water.
For those familiar with the practice of composting, seeing — and smelling — the breakdown of plant and organic material over a long period of time is quite familiar.
Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences Raj Khosla has been recognized as the 2015 Precision Agriculture Educator of the Year by the PrecisionAg Institute.
Two CSU doctoral students who created the start-up company, Wise Art Foods, and its flagship product InfusiBoost, will be competing for the $20,000 prize in the Collegiate Competition of the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge this week.
As leading global figures in agriculture gather in Abu Dhabi, UAE March 9-11 for the “Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture,” they will be joined by CSU administrators and researchers.
The Agricultural Experiment Station funds more than 240 faculty members from 15 academic departments in seven colleges, and the work of these faculty members reaches from the Fort Collins campus to seven research centers around the state.