Kristin Kirkpatrick is the Executive Director for Together We Grow and CSU’s Center for an Enhanced Workforce in Agribusiness. In this role, Kristin works alongside a consortium of industry, NGO, higher ed, and government institutions to create a more skilled, diverse and inclusive workforce within the American Ag industry.
Kristin has always had a passion for public health, public advocacy and community planning. Most recently she directed the Colorado regional office of Kimbal Musk’s national nonprofit Big Green, which integrates food literacy education into school curriculum across the country.
Kristin also has been an instructor with the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU and served as chief of wellness planning for Bellisimo Development Inc., which created the landmark Bucking Horse and Jessup Farm developments in Fort Collins. She earned a bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado.