DARE Vision Statement
We serve our shareholders by creating and extending knowledge through nationally recognized research, teaching and outreach activities.
DARE Mission Statement
DARE centers its research, teaching and outreach activities in defined areas of excellence: agricultural education, agribusiness management and finance, livestock systems, consumer choice and the economics of water, land and environment. We are dedicated to, and appreciated for, engaging stakeholders in high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, as well as the ability to effectively communicate findings to the public and peers. Excellence in teaching and mentoring students is created with thoughtful and innovative curricular design, emphasizing experiential learning where appropriate and fostering student achievement. We strive for a positive and collaborative environment in which stakeholders are highly valued and supported.MORE >>
HALL OF FAME
Honorees: B. Neighbors, J. Lewis, R. Romer.
DARE Inducts Three Into Hall of Fame
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics inducted two alumni and one emeriti into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Over 100 aulmni gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of these three inductees.
Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Bill Neighbors, a 1961 graduate in agricultural economics. After earning a law degree, Justice Neighbors had a private law practice from 1965 to 1971, then worked in the public defender's office for two years. In 1973 he was appointed as a district court judge in the 20th Judicial District, where he served for 10 years. He served on the Colorado Supreme Court from 1983-1986. He has subsequently remained active in mediation and teaching law in the Denver area.
Dr. Jim H. Lewis , served on the faculty in Economics from 1961 to 1983, and then as a faculty member in Agricultural and Resource Economics from 1983 until his retirement in 1989. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics. His education and research experience was in agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, and natural resource economics. He won several awards as a teacher while at Colorado State University, but his greatest legacy has been in the many students he mentored during his time as a faculty member.
Former Governor Roy R. Romer, a 1950 graduate in agricultural economics. After earning a law degree, he practiced law in Denver before being elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1958 and 1960. He won a seat in the State Senate in 1962, then served as Commissioner of Agriculture. Governor Romer then served as State Treasurer from 1977 to 1987, when he was elected as Colorado's 39th governor. After serving three terms as governor (1987-1999), he spent five years as Superintendent of the Los Angeles School District. He remains active working in Washington, D.C. on public education issues. He and his family are co-owners of a chain of John Deere equipment dealerships in Colorado, Virginia and Florida.