The College of Agricultural Sciences

Soil and Crop Sciences


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    ‘Water, Colorado’s Treasure’


    John Hickenlooper will welcome industry experts, scholars, producers and policy-makers to the 2015 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.  “Water, Colorado’s Treasure” will be held Feb. 26 at the Denver Renaissance Hotel. The event will include a number of timely talks and breakout sessions.

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    Gene Kelly brings soil studies to life

    Portrait of Eugene Kelly-Department Head

    Head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Gene Kelly, talks about soil and sustainability with The Coloradoan.


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    Fracking: Does it Pose a Risk to our Environment


    Managing the Planet Planelists: Thomas Borch, Jay Ham, Anthony Marchese, and Biba Pejcha. Moderated by Gene Kelly.

    Tuesday, March 10th at Avogadro’s Number, 5:00-6:30 pm

  • Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University

    CSU Summit reimagines the future of agriculture


    What will it look like to feed an additional 2 billion people by 2050?  How will American farmers and ranchers help meet that demand? And what changes will be needed in Colorado’s agriculture and food industries to ensure continued prosperity?


About the Department


Soil and Crop Sciences can prepare  you for a challenging career in many areas including:soil and crop management,  plant breeding and genetics, seed science, environmental soil science, soil resources  and conservation, and ecosystem management.   Other exciting areas include organic agriculture, water science/irrigation  and beneficial use of waste products.  A  primary concern to all soil and crop scientists is the protection of our  natural resources.  The Soil and Crop  Sciences program places special emphasis on establishing career skills,  involvement in research and extension activities, hands-on experience and a  fundamental understanding of basic sciences.