Crop fields seen from above on a sunny day. A small mountain range is far in the distance.

An aerial view of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s crop fields in Towaoc, Colo on Sept. 23, 2022. (Matthew Ross)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Colorado State University, Center for Science Communication
In this photoessay, explore the geography of Colorado's agricultural water needs through the stories of two men living in opposite corners of the state, but whose experiences surrounding the need for irrigated water are incredibly similar.

Tyrell McClain holds up a clump of soil on McGinley Ranch while discussing the high biodiversity under the surface of the ground on September 17, 2022. (Dr. Imani Cheers/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
An interview with Vice President of Ranch Operations at Turner Enterprises, Mark Kossler, about the benefits, challenges, and future of sustainable agriculture.
Multimedia Editor, Planet Forward
In September 2022, four university students from around the country, along with Frank Sesno and Dr. Imani Cheers, traveled to McGinley Ranch in the Sandhills of northern Nebraska to study and report on the unique features of this expansive project.