We serve our shareholders by creating and extending knowledge through nationally recognized research, teaching and outreach activities.
DARE Mission Statement
DARE centers its research, outreach and teaching within areas of excellence: agricultural education, agribusiness management and food systems, the economics of water, land, energy and the environment, agricultural, food and resource policy and economic development. We are engaged in high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and are dedicated to effectively communicating findings to the public and peers. Excellence in teaching and mentoring students is created through innovative curricular design, emphasizing experiential learning in fostering student achievement.
Indicators of Success
An outcome of DARE’s vision and mission is the improved well-being of constituents and their communities. Indicators of success also include stakeholder and peer acknowledgment. DARE will be recognized as a leader in applying economic and educational tools to important issues in the Western US. Peers will recognize DARE for developing and delivering high-quality research and outreach programs in our areas of excellence. DARE’s outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching programs will ensure high levels of student achievement and placement.
DARE Principles and Core Values
- DARE values and rewards the commitment that its faculty, staff and students have to its mission and areas of excellence.
- Faculty and staff will create and maintain a working environment of collaboration, mutual trust and communication among faculty, staff and students.
- DARE supports Colorado State University’s commitment to promote human and intellectual diversity by fostering an inclusive environment for stakeholders and peers.
- The department recognizes the full employment of its faculty, staff and students. New activities or major expansion of current activities will be undertaken by the department or faculty only after obtaining additional resources or identifying specific reductions in other activities.
- Performance evaluations, merit pay increases, promotion and tenure will align with the department’s vision, mission and program goals. There will be transparency regarding faculty expectations for performance and rewards given.
- Hayley Chouinard – Department Head
- Stephen Koontz – Associate Department Head
- Marco Constanigro – Graduate Coordinator for Agricultural and Resource Economics
- Dana Hoag – Undergraduate Coordinator for Agricultural and Resource Economics
- Denise Davis – Administrative Assistant to Dept. Head and Graduate Program
- Kellie Enns – Coordinator for Agricultural Education
- Melanie Calderwood – Undergraduate Advisor