Colorado State University, CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and the Colorado FFA will officially open CSU’s new CoBank Center for Agricultural Education with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, Sept. 26.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony and Blue Jacket Society induction will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Agriculture Research, Development and Education Center, Taylor Auditorium, 4482 E. County Road 56, Fort Collins, Colo. 80524.
Recent studies have shown a significant decline in the number of agriculture teachers in K-12 schools across the nation. With its new CoBank Center for Agricultural Education, CSU will be uniquely-positioned to help fill this void and ensure that agricultural education remains a core component of K-12 education, not just here in Colorado but across the United States.
The CoBank Center for Agricultural Education will encompass more than 14,000 square feet, with customized laboratory, technology, teaching and office space. It also will include special exhibit space for the newly named Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame, a signature program of the Colorado FFA Foundation. Not only will the center function as an academic space for faculty, staff, and students, but it will also serve as a community meeting space, bringing together individuals from the agricultural industry, rural communities and local schools.
For more information, contact Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or Jennifer.Dimas@colostate.edu.