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2019 Interns

  1. Wild Horse History and Management
    Mentors: Leisl Carr Childers*, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Retta Brugger
    Location: Grand Junction, CO
    Intern: Elena Dosamantes
    College: Warner College
    Major: Rangeland Ecosystem Science
    Department: Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
  1. Codling Moth Control – Organic Orchards
    Mentors: Frank Stonaker*, Whitney Cranshaw, Meredith Shrader
    Location: Rogers Mesa Research Center, Hotchkiss, CO
    Intern: John Starinieri
    College: Warner College
    Major: Fish, Wildlife and conservation Biology
    Department: Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  1. Food Asset Mapping
    Mentors: Becca Jablonski, Seth Urbanowitz
    Location: Delta County, CO
  1. Youth Development Programming
    Mentors: Dennis Kaan*, Mike Martin, Sam Lowry
    Location: Akron, CO
    Intern: Jennifer Friend
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Extension Education
    Department: College of Agricultural Sciences
  1. Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Organic Sweet Corn
    Mentors: Frank Stonaker, Whitney Cranshaw, Meredith Shrader
    Location: Rogers Mesa Research Center, Hotchkiss, CO
  1. Wheat Supply Chains and Management
    Mentors: Meagan Schipanski, Wilma Trujillo
    Location: Northeastern to Eastern CO
  1. Soil Borne Potato Pathogens
    Mentor: Chakradhar Mattupalli*, Marvin Renyolds
    Location: San Luis Valley Research Center, Center, CO
    Intern: Justin Gucker
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Horticulture
    Department: Horticulture and Landscape Archt
  1. Livestock Standardized Performance Analysis
    Mentors: Bruce Fickenscher*, Jeff Tranell, Annie Overlin, Ryan Rhoades
    Locations: Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers Counties, CO
    Intern: Kai Miranda
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Animal Sciences
    Department: Animal Sciences
  1. Cytospora Canker in Peaches
    Mentors: Stephan Miller*, Jane Stewart, Susan Carter, Frank Stonaker
    Location: Mesa County, CO
    Intern: Conner Henderson
    College: College of Engr
    Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Department: College of Engr
  1. Industrial Hemp Production Systems
    Mentors: Kathleen Russell*, Stephan Weiler, Kacey Riedel, Gus Westerman
    Location: Southwest Colorado Research Center, Yellow Jacket, CO
    Intern: Zane Wilson
    College: Natural Sciences
    Major: Biological Science
    Department: Biology
  1. Organic Weed Management Approaches – Onions
    Mentors: Thaddeus Gourd*, Mark Uchanski, John Spring
    Location: Brighton, CO
    Intern: Tyler Mason
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Horticulture
    Department: Horticulture and Landscape Archt
  1. Denver City Food Environment Dataset
    Mentors: Josh Berning*, Dan Goldhamer, Michael Carolan
    Location: Denver, CO
    Intern: Caroline Norris
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Ag and Resource Economics
    Department: Ag and Resource Econ
  1. Innovative Production Practices Outreach Materials
    Mentors: Meagan Schipanski*, Ron Meyer, Mark Rose
    Location: Eastern CO
    Intern: Michaela Mattes
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Extension Education
    Department: College of Ag Sciences
  1. 4-H Program Development and Delivery
    Mentors: Claudia Meeks*, Mike Martin, Kyle Christensen
    Location: Douglas County, CO
    Intern: Natalie Cunha
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Extension Education
    Department: College of Ag Sciences
  1. Food and Ag Business Curriculum
    Mentors: Martha Sullins*, Greg Perry
    Location: Centennial or Fort Collins, CO
    Intern: Sneha Kadyan
    College: Liberal Arts
    Major: Sociology
    Department: Sociology
  1. Connecting the beer distribution chain to support craft brewers
    Mentors: Marco Costanigro*, Jeff Callaway, and Tim Aston
    Location: Statewide
    Intern: Nathan Palardy
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Agricultural Economics
    Department: Ag and Resource Economics
  1. Crop Nutrients and Crop Production
    Mentors: Wilma Trujillo*, Joel Schneekloth, Jim Ippolito, Jerry Johnson, Sally Jones-Diamond
    Location: Weld, Morgan, Washington, Logan, and Sedgwick Counties, CO
    Intern: Hollie Skibstead
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Soil and Crop Sciences
    Department: Soil and Crop Sciences
  1. Ranch Management and Marketing Systems
    Mentor: Ryan Rhoades
    Location: Statewide, CO
  1. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program
    Mentors: Susan Baker*, Leslie Cunningham Sabo
    Location: Fort Collins, CO
    Intern: Chelsea Didinger
    College: Health and Human Sciences
    Major: Food Science and Nutrition
    Department: Food Science and Nutrition
  1. STEM Curriculum
    Mentors: Amanda McQuade*, Jackie Shay, Mike Martin
    Location: Montrose and Grand Junction, CO
    Location: Fort Collins, CO
    Intern: Sara Osteboe
    College: Health and Human Sciences
    Major: Social work
    Department: School of Social Work

***Internship #21 is only open to students in the Warner College of Natural Resources

  1. Resources for Community Wildfire Protection Plans
    Mentors: Libby Christensen*, Seth Davis, Seth Davis, Carolina Manriquez
    Location: Routt County, CO
    Intern: Haley Dallas
    College: College of Ag
    Major: Env and Natural Resource Econ
    Department: Ag and Resource Economics

***Internships #22 and #23 are only open to undergraduate students in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

  1. Home Energy Education and Outreach Development
    Mentors: Cary Weiner*, Jason Quinn, Tim Aston
    Location: Fort Collins, CO
    Intern: Sydney Hardacre
    College: College of Engr
    Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Department: College of Engr
  1. Supply Chain Life Cycle Assessment
    Mentors: Jason Quinn, Dennis Kaan
    Location: Eastern Plains and San Luis Valley, CO
    Intern: Garrett Johnson
    College: College of Engr
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Department: College of Engr

***Internships #24, #25 and #26 are only open to students entering their 2nd or 3rd year of the DVM Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in August 2019

  1. Ranch Assessment and Risk Analysis
    Mentors: Frank Garry*, Ryan Rhoades, Jason Ahola, and Dan Mooney
    Location: Statewide, CO
    Intern: Jade Frank
    College: CVMBS
    Major: Doctor of Vet med
    Department: DVM
  1. Backyard Poultry
    Mentor: Ragan Adams*, Heather Reider
    Location: Fort Collins, CO
    Intern: Wendy Duran
    College: CVMBS
    Major: Doctor of Vet med
    Department: DVM
  1. Disaster Animal Preparedness
    Mentor: Ragan Adams*, Lori hodges, Maggie Baldwin
    Location: Fort Collins, CO
    Intern: Daena Rowlison, Courtney McGinness
    College: CVMBS
    Major: Doctor of Vet med
    Department: DVM

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)