The College of Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural and Resource Economics


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    Professor Manning and Suter help study effects of green schools

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    Assistant Professors Dale Manning and Jordan Suter are collaborating with CSU colleagues in comparing student health and performance at schools like Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins to those at schools that don’t have as many ‘green’ features.

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    DARE Ph.D. student focuses on homeland security

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    When you mention bird flu, homeland security may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But for Agricultural and Resource Economics doctoral student Jada Thompson, bird flu and other avian diseases can be connected directly to issues of safety and security.

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    Advancing the Agriculture Economy through Innovation Summit

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    In an effort to bring together agricultural innovators as well as innovators and entrepreneurs who may not see themselves as a part of agriculture, CSU will host an “Advancing the Agriculture Economy through Innovation” Summit March 18-20, 2015.

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    Winter Farmers Markets – open for business!


    When you mention farmers markets, spring and summer bounties are usually what come to mind. What most people don’t know is that the Northern Colorado Food Cluster hosts farmers markets in Old Town Fort Collins throughout the year, including two in December.

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    CSU Releases New Ag Innovation Cluster Study


    A new study, “The Emergence of an Innovation Cluster in the Agricultural Value Chain along Colorado’s Front Range,” identifies trends in innovation as well as factors that position Colorado’s Front Range for the emergence and growth of an innovation-led industry cluster in the agriculture and food system.


About the Department


DARE centers its research, teaching and outreach activities in defined areas of excellence: agricultural education, agribusiness management and finance, livestock systems, consumer choice and the economics of water, land and environment. We are dedicated to, and appreciated for, engaging stakeholders in high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, as well as the ability to effectively communicate findings to the public and peers. Read More