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Educational Impacts

The CSU Food Systems Initiative develops and extends science-based curricula and training to farmers, ranchers and diverse food businesses relevant to a a wide array of products, markets, and business models. Additionally, we work to train the next generation of undergraduate and graduate students in food systems.

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Graduate Programs

Colorado State University has several existing graduate programs that are disciplinary focused, but offer opportunities to explore food systems topics in an inter-disciplinary context
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Colorado Building Farmers

Builds farmer capacity and community through classroom and experiential learning for beginning farmers and ranchers.
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Meat Supply Chains

Strengthening relationships between ranchers, processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers in Colorado.
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Focuses on effective grant-writing, including enhanced understanding of grant availability.
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General Food Safety Training

Resources and training to manage risk along the fresh produce supply chain
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Cottage Food Safety Training

Supporting value-added food producers in making safe products for sale throughout Colorado
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Grow & Give was created to address food insecurity in Colorado by connecting backyard and community gardens to food donation sites across the state. We are here to provide resources to help you both ‘Grow’ and ‘Give’ part of your garden’s bounty to those in need.
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