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Extension Update – June 12, 2019   arrow

On behalf of the State Office:


State Office New Staff:

Join us in welcoming Megan Griffith as the new Executive Assistant to the Vice President & Director of Extension!


Reminder: Complete the marketing & communications survey

Brit would appreciate 8-12 minutes of your time to fill out the marketing & communications survey (if you haven’t already done so). Your input will directly inform the soon-to-be developed Extension Marketing and Communications Plan. Please respond by Tuesday, June 18.  Direct Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBEyGj9achjCLVYeRE5K2SRpeST41Kd5Uar9f3JDZM83Da2A/viewform


Non-Student Hourly Hiring Process Update

Visit our updated guidelines and hiring process document available in Staff Resources of the CSU Extension website: https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/staffres/non-student-hourly-guidelines.pdf

If you have questions regarding non-student hourly positions, please contact Kaylie McKenna by email at kaylie.mckenna@colostate.edu or by phone at (970) 491-1617. 


2019 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

Registration is open for the 2019 ESC Conference in Denver, Oct. 6-9. https://engagementscholarship.org/conference/esc-2019-meeting

There will be a variety of sessions of interest to Extension personnel, and all are encouraged to check it out.


Grant Writing Workshop Opportunity in Fort Collins

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Fort Collins, June 25-26, 2019.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.
Click here for full event details.


Emergency Preparedness – EDEN

Our much needed moisture arrived this spring and Colorado looks green and lovely. Presently, the state has no area of drought according to the Colorado drought monitor https://www.drought.gov/drought/states/colorado. This is a far cry from last summer when our fields and forests were crispy dry.   But if we look east and south of us we see flood damage in so many communities and to the northwest in Alberta, Canada there are already huge wildfires. These are reminders of how quickly circumstances can change.

Now is the best time to get yourself and your Extension offices prepared in the case of an emergency and/or disaster. A couple of things come to mind (as Ragan and Marvin have frequently reminded us)…#1 make sure you’ve been in contact with the Emergency Manager for your county (usually Extension is in their plan, so you’ll need to work with them on what you can/can’t handle)…#2 complete the FEMA ICS 100 & 700 trainings so you understand the structure of your county and community response. To take the FEMA ICS courses, you’ll first need to sign up to get an ID number (https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid) and then take ICS 100 (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=is-100.c) and ICS 700 (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b) These courses are necessary to attain the credentials to be part of your county response. …#3 have a ready go kit and plan ready for you and your office.

See the new Extension video on Emergency Preparedness here: https://youtu.be/UUyneHoM_gk

Emergency management and response is a team sport. When you are part of the team before something bad happens, you can be comfortable knowing what is expected of you and who is on your team.

Thanks for all you do.  During a disaster event your assistance makes huge positive impacts for your community and informs your efforts to help with recovery.


Hemp Information

Extension has been hard at work at quickly responding to requests for information on hemp. See the first hemp discussion zoom session here, and watch for future sessions to be scheduled.  https://youtu.be/6zscjeGOKf8