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Produce displayed at Fort Collins Co-Op on Dec. 7, 2018. (Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

Five facts you should know about organic agriculture

Linc Thomas January 29, 2019

From small-town farmers’ markets to grocery stores alike, organic products are everywhere. People seem to love organic produce because they are grown ethically, they are generally better for the earth...

Ph.D. Student and hemp researcher Brian Mitchell holds up a bundle of recently cut hemp plants in a research field at the southern location of the Agricultural Research, Development & Education Center (ARDEC). Mitchell is currently collecting data on the use of hemp as a ground cover plant. (Matt Tackett | Collegian)

CSU hemp program makes headway in research

Linc Thomas January 22, 2019

With the 2018 Farm Bill recently passed, nationwide legalization of industrial hemp is now in full effect. This law paves the way for more extensive research, which researchers at Colorado State University...

On November 14, 2017 two friends bond over a gift. Michael Hernandez gives a present to his friend Tyler Haman. (Julia Bailey | Collegian)

5 cheap gift ideas for the holidays

Linc Thomas December 10, 2018

The onset of the holiday season means that gift-giving ideas are starting to set in. While our closest friends and families deserve the finest things in life, sometimes we just can't afford them. Here...

Wildlife sparks emotions in time of natural disaster

‘Wildlife’ sparks emotions in time of natural disaster

Linc Thomas December 4, 2018

Paul Dano's "Wildlife" captivates audiences with stunning cinematography and underlying themes that Coloradoans know all too well. Jerry, Jeanette and Joe Brinson are a typical suburban family until tragedy...

The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop emphasizes slow food, which makes food affordable and healthy for everyone. (AJ Frankson | Collegian)

Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop embodies slow food, trusted sources

Linc Thomas November 15, 2018

Cheese from small producers is bringing Fort Collins community members around the table. The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop and Bistro, a Fort Collins cheese shop run by three siblings, wants to see food connect...

Denver artist finds success in short time of exhibiting work

Denver artist finds success in short time of exhibiting work

Linc Thomas November 13, 2018

Modern artists strive to create unique styles that are separate from the great masters. Art is a medium that allows for flexibility and creativity to run wild. Jenny Goring, a Denver artist, does just...

Customers buy produce from a Larimer County Farmers Market in Old Town Fort Collins during the Fall. The reason much of the produce at these farmers markets are superior to store bought items is the CSU Extension program, a statewide network that connects community members with research-based information gathered at CSU and other universities.

Local food thrives in cold season at Winter Farmers’ Market

Linc Thomas November 7, 2018
Last Saturday, the Larimer County Farmers’ Market celebrated their annual Fall Festival. This was the last Farmers’ Market meeting of the regular season, and with a market season of five months, a celebration was due. The Winter Farmers’ Market will begin on November 3rd at the Opera Galleria in Old Town, presented by NoCo Food. 
Women for Wild Lands’ members enjoy a snack mid-hike. (Courtesy of Caitlin Cunningham.)

CSU chapter of Women for Wild Lands promotes activism in the wilderness

Linc Thomas November 7, 2018

The outdoors is meant for everyone to share, but for many the outdoors doesn't seem as inviting. Women for Wild Lands is changing the perception of wilderness, especially for women, in order to reconnect...

Rachel Lozano and Brandon Boxler smile in a Rick and Morty couples costume.  Photo illustration (Alyse Oxenford | Collegian)

7 strange Halloween trends of 2018

Linc Thomas October 31, 2018

Halloween is upon us, which means it's time to bring out the freaks, myself included. Here are 7 Halloween trends of 2018 that call out the weird ones. Rick and Morty Couples Costume: No matter...

CSU Traditions float carries pumpkins as it passes through the crowd during the homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 12

#NationalPumpkinDay celebrates the versatile gourd

Linc Thomas October 26, 2018

From the Charlie Brown classic to every basic person's favorite pumpkin spice item, pumpkins are iconic. Globally, pumpkin production is abundant on every continent but Antarctica and a sole acre of land...

New CSU club helps women pursue the future of agriculture

New CSU club helps women pursue the future of agriculture

Linc Thomas October 22, 2018

This semester, CSU has beckoned in Women in Agriculture, a new club to the College of Agricultural Sciences. Founded by Brooke Childers in Fall 2018, Women in Agriculture promotes female leaders and...

Annual Maker Faire showcases future inventors in Denver

Annual Maker Faire showcases future inventors in Denver

Linc Thomas October 16, 2018
Whether the creations are innovative or classically brilliant, Maker Faire seeks to kindle everyone’s love for hands-on creation. Appropriately named “The Greatest Show & Tell on Earth” the annual Maker Faire took place this past weekend in Denver.
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