Narrowing the diversity gap in agriculture with Kristin Kirkpatrick

Spur of the Moment: Episode 03
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In this Spur of the Moment episode, Together We Grow’s Executive Director Kristin Kirkpatrick discusses innovative solutions to growing food sustainably to feed the planet, and the importance of making sure all voices and cultures are at the table to get the job done.

Together We Grow — a nonprofit consortium of universities, nonprofits, and agribusinesses focused on increasing diversity in the agriculture workforce pipeline — will be headquartered at CSU Spur. 


Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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