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A Rock, A Gentle Giant, A Kind and Generous Man, and A Mentor

By ktykath | July 23, 2020

Dr. Lee Gray passed away on July 22, surrounded by loving family.  We will miss this wonderful man and pillar for our department who played such a large role in the success of DARE and in many of our lives. He truly set the family-like culture we have….and that is one of his many legacies….

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…

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…

CSU report uses cell phone data to detail Coloradans ‘mobility patterns’ during COVID-19

By ktykath | May 18, 2020

A new report by Colorado public health scientists uses cell phone data to show how residents’ traveling behaviors have changed since the novel coronavirus made its way to the state, and how social distancing helped reduce the spread of the virus.


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