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Recorded Webinars

Colorado State University - City Food Procurement To Meet Climate Goals

September, 2023


Data to Support Local/Region/State Food Systems

June 21, 2023

The National Meat Summits Steering Committee: Introduction and Opportunities to Collaborate

June 20, 2023

  1. Becca Jablonski, Colorado State University
  2. Martha Sullins, Colorado State University
  3. Sarah Blacklin, NC Choices
  4. Pete Huff, the Wallace Center



Climate Smart Agriculture

Retta Brueger, Colorado Drought Advisors Program
Jim Ippolito, STAR Program
John Ritten, AgNext

January 25, 2023


Fresh Food Connect

September,  2022




Potatoes: The Intersection of Food Security and Public Health

Dr. Sahar Toulabi

May 11, 2022


Routt County Economic Indicator Report: Past, Present, and Future

April,  2022

Greg Miller, Libby Christensen, Stephan Weiler



USDA AMS COVID-19 Analysis of Local and Regional Food Systems

Lilian Brislen, PhD

March 9, 2022


The Colorado AgrAbility Project

February,  2022



Microgreens: An Emerging Food Crop for Promoting Human Health and Sustainably Diversifying Food Systems

Sara A. Johnson, PhD, RDN

December, 2021


Navigating Funding Opportunities to Support Colorado Agriculture

October 20,  2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado Department of Agriculture recently released grant and loan support to aid Colorado food and agricultural businesses. This webinar will provide additional details about these emerging programs and support in navigating the application process.


Extension Internship Student Perspectives

October, 2021


Colorado Ag Workers' Rights Rule Making: An Overview of Key Issues and Resources in the 2021 Policy Process

September 29,  2021


Improving Water Use Efficiency in Silage Production

September 8, 2021

Todd Ballard Ph.D.
Golden Plains Extension Agronomist

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Applications in Agriculture and Irrigation Management

May,  2021

Chris Robertson – Director, CSU Drone Center
Dr. Jose Chavez – Civil and Environmental Engineering

Student Perspectives of the Benefits of Interdisciplinary Food Systems Research

April 21, 2021

Jordin Clark, Hailey Summers, and Pratyoosh Kashyap share their insights about the benefits of interdisciplinary food systems research.

New Opportunities and Collaborations for CO’s Meat Processing Sector

March 11,  2021

Steve Blunt and Mark Gallegos: Colorado Department of Agriculture

Rebecca Thistlethwaite: Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network at Oregon State University

Jerry Sonnenberg: Colorado Legislature

Jennifer Martin: Colorado State University

Cindy Chadwick and P.J. Howe: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development

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Using the Food Mapping System in Rural Colorado

March 10, 2021

Rebecca Hill and Robin Young

Tasting Displacement: Food Justice in the Age of Gentrification

February 10,  2021

Joshua Sbicca, Associate Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University

Nurturing Networks in a Time of Uncertainty: Lessons of Opportunity and Hope from the Northwest Colorado Food System Coalition

Januray 13, 2021

Libby Christensen, Extension Agent
CSU Routt County Extension

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

December, 9, 2020

Nathan D. Mueller
Dep. of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Dep. of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University

Virtual Symposium “Iconic Times for Colorado Agriculture: 2020 Learnings and 2021 Futureproofing”

December 3, 2020

A mix of U.S. and Colorado government leaders and agriculture experts will lead a keynote, panel discussion, Q&A and complex conversation, sharing learnings from an unprecedented 2020 year of disruption, while revealing predictions and trends for 2021 and beyond. The symposium will include clear strategies to futureproof for agricultural success in every type of economic, environmental and cultural situation.
December 3, 2020

Engaging Gardeners in Food System Work

November 11, 2020

Katie Dunker, Colorado Master Gardener Statewide Leader, and John Stolzle, Extension Agent in Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and Food Systems

Opportunities for Cross-College Collaboration: Connections between CSU's College of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering

October 14, 2020

Dr. Sonia Kreidenweis and Dr. Jan Leach

Food Bank During COVID

September 9, 2020

Lauren Rhoades

CO's Respond and Rebuild Fund

August 27, 2020

Conflicting Agrarian Value Sets: Understanding Ideologies and Conversation Approaches for Building Bridges

August 13, 2020

Dr. Michael Martin

Farmers' Markets: Outreach Programs and Safety Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 10, 2020
Dr. Alison O’Connor

Colorado Food Supply Task Force

May 13, 2020

Restaurants and the Food System

April 8, 2020
Megan P. Mueller, MPH PhD

Good Food Purchasing Program

March 11, 2020
Marion Kalb (Denver Department of Public Health & the Environment)

An Overview of Sustainability in Livestock Systems

February 12, 2020
Jasmine Dillion, PHD – Assistant Professor of Beef and Dairy Agroecosystems

Community Development - Strategic Doing

January 8, 2020
Kyle Christensen (Colorado State University)

Life Cycle Assessment in Agriculture

December 11, 2019
Jason Quinn, and Hailey Summers – Mechanical Engineering

C-FARE Webinar November 1 — Local Food Procurement: A Catalyst for Small Farm Economics

November, 2019
Dawn Thilmany and Becca Jablonski (Colorado State University)
Jeff O’Hara, agricultural marketing specialist at the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (Moderator)

Kids Win and Farms Win: What Do We Know About the Impacts of Farm to School

November, 2019
Becca Jablonski, Dawn Thilmany and Melissa Pflugh Prescott(University of Illinois)


November, 2019
Karen Ramey-Torres, Director of the Northeast Regional Engagement Center and Peggy Stoltenberg, operations and events coordinator.


October, 2019
Rebecca Cleary and Dawn Thilmany