Applause: College of Agriculture Sciences

John McKay, a professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He joins 442 other members awarded this year, for his “distinguished contributions using ecophysiology, genetics and genomics to understand the fundamental mechanisms which have driven the evolution of phenotypes in natural populations and cultivated species.”

Blake Angelo with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics has been named by Gov. Jared Polis to staff and coordinate the new Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council beginning Dec. 1. The mission of COFSAC is to advance recommendations that strengthen healthy food access for all Coloradans through Colorado agriculture and local food systems and economies.