Noon Rotary Zoom - Shared screen with speaker view
I was up at 3:15 am because I worked the election
Sandra! Thank you for volunteering! So awesome! Kudos!
Very nice Inspirational, Bob. You put a lot of work into that. Well done.
How has undergraduate enrollment in Ag Sciences held up?
wasp that either is a host for a parasite, or lays it's eggs in another beneficial insect?
James, loved the movie Biggest Little Farm. Comments on the reality and/or challenges of getting that farm up and successful? Is it economically available to all? Economically sustainable?
Talk a bit about how your College is responding to the climate change crisis? How do we do better to conserve water, e.g., drip irrigation? Reduce chemical use and promote organic food production? Reduce meat consumption and increase plant-based foods?
How does Ag work with Engineering on water issues both in Ag and statewide water issues?
Does the college have sustainability projects aimed at mitigating the effect of livestock on the more arid public lands in the West ?
How have the various excise taxes imposed by the US and China affected the beef industry, number of Chinese students, cooperative work with Chinese scientists.
Had the land grant mission suffered with the decline in state funding?
I've heard of a surge in interest in horticulture due to cultivation of "weed" and hemp. Has that helped enrollment?
You mentioned drones. Is there a lot use of them here or use of satellites? My cousin farms in Iowa and cut his fertilizer and pesticide bills in half by using the satellites
How does CSU connect with ranchers and farmers? How do they get help from the university?
I asked the above question at my Rotary club in the Panhandle of Texas and the answer was that practically no one was using this technology
what is the relationship between the National Western & College of ag?
What type of scientists or experts study the relationship between horses and humans regarding "wellness."?
Is CSU agriculture involved in CBD production from flax?
Thanks to Lloyd for this question. Our partnership has been with equine behavior scientists and occupational therapists. Wellness is defined around mental and physical health outcome measures.
Bob, I am not aware of any CBD research related to flax .. I will ask around a bit.
Kirvin, thanks for your question. The National Western Center and CSU share a common vision for the redevelopment of the old facility. The National Western Center redevelopment is governed by a special district of which CSU has seats on an 11 seat board. (I believe CSU has 3 seats, but would need to verify). CSU also owns three buildings on the site -- one focused on water, another around animal health, and a third on food and agriculture. Programs will be CSU sponsored and implemented in those buildings, but with allied planning alongside NWC programming.
Sandra, thanks for your question. We've used both drones and satellites in agriculture in Colorado … primarily around water use rather than nutrient use. We also make heavy use of precision agriculture by scans taken from tractors and harvest equipment.
Del if anyone has questions about the match from Ent, They can email me at BKennedy@ent.com
James - very unscientific study - we see far fewer bugs on our windshield today than in the past. How is the reduction of bugs in general affecting agriculture?
….now and into the future?