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Extension Update – March 21, 2018   arrow

On behalf of CJ Mucklow:

Regional Meetings

It’s that time of year when we have our Regional Meetings. I encourage all of you to go to these as it’s a chance to catch up with colleagues and get refreshed.  Contact Kellie for Western Region sign up, Sonjia for Front Range and Joan for Peaks and Plains.

Western Region – April 3-5, Rifle
Front Range Region – May 15-16, TBD
Peaks & Plains Region – May 8-10, Pueblo

PRU and County Reports

Recently it has been discussed by the Regional Directors and others that we may need to have a standardized report people can pull for use with stakeholders. We think we need it by county and also by program area. I, along with Cay Weiner, Joanne Littlefield, Jan Carroll and Ashley Stokes are setting a date to meet to discuss how to do this with a consistent format and NOT be another overbearing work effort on staff.

Western Region Vacancies

Garfield County Ag/Hort/Natural Resources Agent – Abi Saeed has accepted this position. Abi has a background in Horticulture and Entomology.  Welcome Abi!  She starts May 7.

Routt County FCS/4H – Libby Christensen has accepted this position.  Libby’s background is in Food Systems and she was a post doc for Becca Jablonski at CSU. Libby started March 1.

Jackson County Director – Curtis Utley has accepted this position, he will start June 1. Welcome to North Park and the best part of the State, Curtis!

Moffat and Gunnison are currently in the selection process and Eagle Hort/SAM and Montezuma Director positions will close in April.

Mission/Vision/Values – Cary Weiner & Ashley Stokes

Thank you to all 73 of you who submitted feedback on our second mission/vision survey. Based on your suggestions, CSU Extension’s mission, vision, and values have been finalized. We believe this will help strengthen our identity, and are working on posters for county offices that will display our mission and values. We are still working on a ‘brand promise’ and look forward to discussions about these statements at regional meetings.

Mission: Empower Coloradans to address important and emerging community issues using dynamic, science-based educational resources.

Vision : CSU Extension is highly valued for inclusive, impactful community engagement in support of our land grant university mission.

Top 5 Core Values: ·Trusted  ·Community  ·Science-based  ·Integrity ·Inclusive

The picture below is of the Elk River just North of Steamboat, just prior to spring thaw.
Elk River