The CSU Food and Agriculture Center is one of three buildings on the Colorado State University Campus at the National Western Center.

With Colorado State University’s overall focus at the National Western Center on food systems, water, energy, the environment, and health, the CSU Food and Agriculture Center will provide the facilities needed to provide experiential learning opportunities and impactful research within these areas of emphasis, rooted in the rich history and culture of the National Western Center.

The CSU Food and Agriculture Center will further the mission of global impact at the National Western Center by providing K-12 education, interactive learning opportunities for families, and flexible conference and exhibit space. The facility will tie together research, outreach, and education in an inspiring location, anchoring CSU in the heart of the National Western Center.

As part of its land-grant mission of outreach, education, and service, CSU has an Extension office serving every county in Colorado. The CSU Food and Agriculture Center at the National Western Center will serve as an additional space for Denver Urban Extension to respond to community educational need and offer a variety of resources, ranging from gardening classes to energy audits.

In addition, the CSU Food and Agriculture Center will provide space for a variety of activities including arts performances, business incubation, and laboratory research.

Key components of the CSU Food and Agriculture Center:

  • K-12 Food Systems Exploration Center
  • Classroom, lab, and shared exhibit space
  • Performing and visual arts space
  • Denver Urban Extension Center and community spaces
  • Business incubation and cross-sector collaboration