Gardner Applauds $275,000 USDA Grant for CSU Pueblo
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado State University Pueblo will receive $275,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop an Industrial Hemp Education, Agriculture, and Research (InHEAR) program. According to USDA, the InHEAR program will address the need for a STEM-focused agricultural program in southern Colorado and broaden the field of career opportunities in the agriculture industry.
“The United States is poised to become a world-leading hemp producer, and Colorado is home to one of the longest-running state hemp programs,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m excited to see funding awarded to help establish an InHEAR program at CSU Pueblo, which will expand opportunities for students in STEM education fields to explore career paths in the hemp industry and further boost Colorado’s agriculture industry. I will continue fighting to support agriculture in Colorado and to boost STEM education programs across a range of disciplines.”
Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.