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Learn about the 2018 interns!

Chance Guardamondo, Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mentors: Mike Bartolo (AVRC), Alan Andales (Soil and Crop), Bruce Fickenscher (SE Area Extension)
Goal: Provide intern broad exposure to ag production, research, and Extension programs.

Nicole Didero, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mentors: Martha Sullins (Front Range Extension), Dan Mooney (DARE), Becca Jablonski (DARE)
Goal: Collect market price information and support programming for agents and producers on how prices change throughout the season by geography, certification, and time of year.

Ashley Krumpelmann, Extension Education in Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mentors: Dennis Kaan (Golden Plains Extension), Mike Martin (Ag Ed), and Sam Lowry (4-H)
Goal: Introduce intern to job expectations and skills required to be a successful Youth Development Extension Agent through supporting 4H activities related to livestock, natural resources, and FCS science projects.

Madison Tatum, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
Mentors: Kerri Rollins and Sue Schneider (Larimer Co Extension), Katie Abrams (Communications), Joanne Littlefield (Extension Outreach and Admin)
Goal: Provide marketing and communications research and delivery, including to diverse audiences.

Carter Hill, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Mentors: Samantha Jager (Park Co. Extension), Michael Carolan (Sociology)
Goal: Plan and implement an after school program, as well as support general opportunities for community development.

Kristen Maxwell, Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts
Mentors: Libby Christensen (Routt Co. Extension), Ryan Rhodes (Animal Science), Meagan Schpanski (Soil and Crop), Paul Meiman (Forest and Rangeland Stewardship), Kevin Jablonski (Forest and Rangeland Stewardship), Retta Breugger (Western Region), John Rizza (Small Acreage/NRCS)
Goal: Assist with development and implementation of a rapid rangeland health assessment focusing on vegetative and soil data.

Sahar Toulabi, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mentors: Marvin Reynolds (SLV Extension), Eric McPhail (Gunnison Co. Extension), Adam Heuberger (Hort and Landscape Arch), David Holm (SLV Research Center)
Goal: Synthesize information from Crops for Health Program relevant to commercially viable potato varieties in CO.

Aisha Martinek, Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, College of Liberal Arts
Mentors: Ann Duncan (Tri River Extension), Amanda McQuade (Western Research Center), Josh Sbicca (Sociology)
Goal: Evaluate the Nutrition Education Program’s efficacy in achieving its desired outcomes, and provide information to community partners.

Tabitha Covey, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mentors: Perry Cabot (Extension and AES), Mark Uchanski (Horticulture and Landscape Architecture)
Goal: Describe supply chains for key commodities, including profitability of crops or cropping systems, and disseminate findings to local growers and key stakeholders.

Extension Internships in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Emily Eckhart will be working on avian health and production issues, collaborating the the CSU Avian Health Team and County Extension personnel to visit a variety of backyard poultry flocks and poultry producers selling meat and eggs at farmers markets and CSAs.
Mentors: Kristy Pabilonia (CVMBS), Heather Reider (CVMBS), and Ragan Adams (CVMBS)

Adam Huey will be supporting animal disaster planning and response.
Mentors: JD Sexton (CSU Extension Logan County), Ragan Adams (CVMBS), Don Beckett (USDA APHIS), Kevin Dennison (USDA APHIS)