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Comparing the Field-Level Profitability of Irrigated Cropping Activities for Temporary Water Leases

By ktykath | September 24, 2020

Professor Daniel Mooney, Joey Blumberg (current Ph.D.) and Timothy Kelley (recent M.S. graduate) publish in the June 2020 special edition of Colorado Water…

Fall 2020 Office Hours

By ktykath | August 18, 2020

2020 Ram Tour for CSU Engagement and Extension

By ktykath | August 10, 2020

DARE’s Graduate Student, Pratyoosh Kashyap, in Archuleta county working an internship in holistic management using goats as weed eaters.

FIELD WORK – Colorado farmers and ranchers adapt to uncertainties

By ktykath | July 29, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the phrase “food supply chain” seemed arcane to many of us. It soon became as obvious as a kink in the garden hose: The supply was there; it just wasn’t flowing…

Effect of Group and Leader Attributes on Men and Women Farmers’ Participation in Group Activities in Zambia

By ktykath | August 18, 2020

Since development agencies often implement interventions through collective-action groups such as farmer cooperatives and self-help groups, there is a need to understand how participation is affected by group-level and leader attributes. This study collected gender-disaggregated, quantitative and qualitative data on…

COVID Disruptions are Passing and Drought Impacts are Emerging

By ktykath | July 23, 2020

The COVID impacts on cattle and beef markets are not all behind us but the majority of the disruptions appear to have passed. The exceptions are…

Water For Tomorrow

By ktykath | July 6, 2020

Four-year project delivers science-based solutions for managing Ogallala Aquifer: Stretching 174,000 square miles across the High Plains, bringing life to fields of corn, cotton and wheat, lies the vast geologic resource known as the Ogallala Aquifer.  

Food systems experts to study Denver supply chain impacts from COVID-19

By ktykath | June 16, 2020

Social distancing measures, including shutdowns of schools and restaurants during COVID-19, have caused major shifts in how American municipalities, institutions and families get their food. This new reality is very much on the minds of food systems researchers at Colorado State University, who for the last three years have been conducting a study on food policy…

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