Venetucci Farm has the potential to be at the forefront of academic research in Colorado Springs. The city is home to a variety of different universities that each have their own unique research opportunities and funding. The team sees having academic research on Venetucci as a mutually beneficial relationship, where the farm can receive information on things such as the status of their water contamination, and the students of the institutions can gain valuable research skills and knowledge.
Schools are places of learning and extended alumni networks. Funding through schools offer a unique opportunity for Venetucci to reap the benefits of another’s work without having to invest money or time into research. At the same time, students at surrounding schools such as Colorado College, University of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines to name a few, often are looking for research opportunities. By conducting research at Venetucci, students can gain hands on experience and become more connected to the greater community by working on a project that had a great social impact.
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