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Alumni

Tour the seed storage facility June 1

May 22, 2011

Don't miss a unique opportunity at the June 1 Alumni Night Out to see the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado State University's collaborative mission and work at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation. Take a look inside the vaults to see both conventional and cryogenic storage.

Wednesday, June 1
4-6 p.m.
NCGRP lab

The mission of the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, formerly known as the National Seed Lab, (NCGRP) is to:

  • Acquire, evaluate, preserve and provide a national collection of genetic resources; and
  • Secure the biological diversity that underpins a sustainable U.S. agricultural economy through diligent stewardship, research and communication.

The National Seed Storage Laboratory's expanded mission to preserve more than just seeds and more than just plant genetic resources, prompted the designation of the facility as a Center, hence the name change to the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP) in 2002.

NCGRP now carries the mission of preserving germplasm of all life forms that are important to U.S. agriculture. Come and see how valuable materials are handled and stored when they arrive. Take a look inside the vaults to see both conventional and liquid nitrogen (cryogenic) storage.

Location of event

The National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation is located between Pitkin and University Ave., northwest of the track. The main entrance is off of A Street. 

Park in lot 445, 440, or 575 and walk over (see a map).

Please RSVP

RSVP online or call (970) 491-6533 by May 27.

  • Names and addresses will be needed for all attendees ahead of time for clearance purposes.
  • There is a maximum of 20 spots.

Contact: Elisa Shackelton
E-mail: eschackelton@ar.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6533