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    The Cancer Prevention Properties of Beans

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    Like many scientific findings, this one started out with an inkling and a passing conversation. To hear Henry Thompson tell it, a chance meeting on campus led to a decade-long project that would uncover health benefits, such as cancer prevention, of dry beans.

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    Rain or shine, Weather Station celebrated July 28

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    The important scientific contributions of the Colorado State University Campus Weather Station to the City of Fort Collins, the State of Colorado and the nation over the past 125 years will be celebrated on the 17th anniversary of the Spring Creek Flood that devastated campus and the Fort Collins community.

  • AgAdventures

    CSU Students Teach Hundreds of Third-Graders about Food, Fiber

    Ag Adventures at ARDEC, 2013

    Third-graders across the Poudre School District took their big field trip of the school year – a visit to Colorado State University’s research farm to learn about the sources of their food and fiber

  • Lysimeter Project - Measuring Crop Water Use to comply with the Arkansas River Compact

    Lysimeter Project

    Lysimeter Project - Measuring Crop Water Use to comply with the Arkansas River Compact

    The CSU Lysimeter Project, established in 2006 and expanded in 2009, is based at the Arkansas Valley Research Center in Rocky Ford, Colorado. The project uses two lysimeters and a network of weather stations to precisely measure the amount of water used to cultivate crops in Colorado’s  agriculturally important Arkansas River Valley

  • Vintage Partnership - College's program in viticulture and enology - or grape-growing and winemaking - boost Colorado wine industry

    Vintage Partnership

    Vintage Partnership - College's program in viticulture and enology - or grape-growing and winemaking - boost Colorado wine industry

    During Prohibition, the U.S. Treasury Department’s new enforcement agents scoured the country for speakeasies and bootleggers, and agents busted more than 500,000 people when booze was banned from 1920 to 1933.

    “Prohibition was quick and brutal. It destroyed all the winemaking capability in this country,” said Stephen Menke, Colorado State University associate professor of enology, or winemaking, who teaches a winemaking history class. “Wineries had 72 hours to demolish their equipment. Otherwise, agents took sledgehammers to the tanks.”

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About CAES

Colorado State University

The Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) is committed to finding practical solutions to food and natural resources challenges facing the people of Colorado. Our research efforts extend across the entire campus, involving faculty and staff from more than 15 academic departments in seven colleges, and reaches from the main Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, to seven off-campus research centers around the state. Our mission is to conduct research that addresses the evolving business, climate, and policy conditions that affect farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.

Jeffrey J. Steiner, Deputy Director