Latest Past Events

TWG Terra Grand Opening

CSU Spur Terra 4817 National Western Drive, Denver

Please join us for a special Together We Grow member event to celebrate the work of our partners and the opening of the new CSU Spur Terra building. Member events will include: a welcome lunch with TWG’s new Executive Director and Board a tour of the CSU Vida building and discussion of the Anchor institution […]

MANRRS Fall Virtual Regional Cluster and Opportunity Fair


MANRRS Regional Cluster will serve as the organization's Fall premiere recruitment event. The goals are to encourage diversity, pluralism and promote the development of those leadership skills to prepare our members for a thriving future in the agricultural, natural resources and related sciences. The Cluster will feature an Opportunity Fair, student  competitions, workshops, and networking […]

Together We Grow Annual Meeting


Save the Date for Together We Grow’s (virtual!) annual meeting, Sept. 21-22, 2021. We’ll hear from the nation’s top thought leaders about current trends, and our members will share innovative strategies and best practices that will help build the pipeline of the future. Register here. Please note, all times listed below are in the mountain […]

Kristin Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, Together We Grow

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the Executive Director for Together We Grow and the Center for an Enhanced Workforce in Agribusiness, located at Colorado State University. In this role, Kristin works alongside a consortium of many of the world’s largest agribusiness interests, including members of industry, non-governmental organizations, higher education, and government institutions. Together We Grow is focused on building a skilled, diverse, and inclusive agricultural workforce that can power the innovation needed to feed the future.   

Kristin has always had a passion for systems change that creates more equitable opportunities and has done this work through the lenses of public health, policy advocacy, and community development. Most recently, she helped lead Kimbal Musk’s national nonprofit Big Green, which integrates food literacy education into school curriculums across the country.

Kristin has been an instructor with the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU and served as Chief of Wellness Planning for Bellisimo Development Inc., helping lead the master planning, design, and actualization of the award-winning Bucking Horse and landmark Jessup Farm projects in Fort Collins, Colo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from CSU and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado.