CSU’s Agricultural Sciences Receives Largest Donation Ever
This is a big win for the College of Agricultural Sciences at CSU.
Nutrien, the world's largest provider of crop nutrients, inputs, and services, just announced a $10 million long-term investment into the Ag Sciences program.
According to a press release from the university, Nutrien will give the program $1 million a year for the next 10 years.
The primary goal of the donation is to feed the world in a sustainable, inclusive, and innovative way.
The money will fund research and teaching initiatives at CSU, while enhancing Nutrien's ability to provide industry-leading products. These initiatives will help launch CSU students into successful agricultural careers.
On top helping develop careers, the donation will also go towards scholarships for college students, particularly women and minorities.
"We are grateful for this incredible support from Nutrien," said CSU President Joyce McConnell. "Both Nutrien and CSU share a vision of using high-tech agriculture to help sustainably feed the world."
Nutrien may be a global company operating in 14 countries, but the organization also has offices in Loveland.
Mike Frank, Nutrien's Executive Vice President and CEO of Retail, said he was inspired to partner with CSU after witnessing the university's commitment to sustainability, diversity, global research, and advanced agriculture.
As a thank you for the generous donation, CSU will rename the College of Agricultural Sciences' Shepardson Building to the Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building.
CSU is currently renovating the building, which was build in 1938, with plans to expand it by 41,000 square feet.
The College of Agricultural Sciences currently has over 120 faculty and more than 2,200 undergraduate students.