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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Grant Writing Workshops

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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Food and Ag Business Training