Together We Grow spring series continues April 6

Six headshots side by side
From left: Adrianna Campbell, Dr. Aydin Nazmi, Jacqueline Davis-Slay, Pete Stoddart, Dr. Kemba Marshall, and Dr. Ryan Quarles.

Together We Grow, headquartered at the future CSU Spur campus, will host a webinar exploring innovative strategies around food equity and food security, on April 6.

A consortium of businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions, Together We Grow is focused on feeding future generations and leading innovation by increasing diversity in agriculture- and food-related industries.

The April 6 webinar, “Food Equity + Food Security — Why It Matters and What We Can Do,” includes:

  • Aydin Nazmi, an epidemiologist and professor at California Polytechnic State University;
  • Jacqueline Davis-Slay, director of the Office of Public and Private Partnerships in the Natural Resources Conservation Service at USDA;
  • Ryan Quarles, the Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture;
  • Adrianna Campbell, a first-generation farmer and co-founder of Berry & Sons Produce; and
  • Pete Stoddart, North American director of Corporate Responsibility for Cargill.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Kemba Marshall, director of Veterinary Services at the 1,700-acre Land O’Lakes Purina Animal Nutrition Center complex, and CEO and founder of the Marshall Recruiting Consortium.

Register here for the Zoom webinar: April 6, 9-10 a.m. Mountain Time.

The webinar is part of Together We Grow’s Food for Thought spring series, which will conclude with a final session in May. Previous webinars in February and March discussed disability inclusion and the importance and power of listening. Reach out to to learn more.

About Together We Grow

Together We Grow is an agribusiness consortium with members that include major agricultural commodities companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and others committed to improving and expanding diversity in agribusiness. The consortium sponsors research and provides a platform to share best practices for building future workforce capacity; it will have its permanent home at the Spur Hydro building. For more information, visit

About Spur: CSU System at the National Western Center

Coming in 2022: CSU System will open Spur, where innovative ideas and unforgettable experiences come to life at the National Western Center. Spur’s three buildings at the center of the landmark project in north Denver will ignite and fuel new ideas around water, food, and health and their impact on our lives and our world. Spur is where learning is open and accessible to all. Where researchers tackle the world’s most pressing problems around water, food, and health. Where art and culture challenge and surround you. Where rural and urban, local and global intersect. Learn more at