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Extension Update – May 18, 2018   arrow

On behalf of JoAnn Powell:

Hi all,

Front Range staff just returned from our annual spring meeting at Sylvan Dale. Beautiful weather, time with colleagues, too much food and lots of engaging conversation around our region’s changing demographics, program opportunities, communications, and emergency preparedness. Thanks all for the good time.

Front Porch Sittin’ on the Front Ranch

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Front Range Searches

  • Arapahoe Horticulture Agent (#08-18). Lisa Mason accepted the position effective June 1. Lisa joins us from the Colorado State Forest Service and previously worked as an interpreter at the Alaska Sealife Center. She has a master’s degree in entomology and B.S. in Forestry and Performance Arts (Theatre). Her degrees are from CSU. Special thanks to: Tim Aston, Dan Goldhamer, Lucinda Greene, Steve Newman, & Andie Wommack. JoAnn Powell chaired.
  • Boulder Director (#16-18). Interviews were held May 2 & 3. The search committee is in negotiations. Special thanks to: Deryn Davidson, Cindy Domenico (Boulder County Commissioner), Brenda Kwang, Eric Lane (Boulder County partner), Carol O’Meara, & Jacki Paone. JoAnn Powell chaired this search.
  • Broomfield Director (#21-18). Interviews will be held May 29 & 30. Special thanks to the search committee: Rusty Collins, Eric Hammond, Kathryn Lynip & Abby Yellman (Broomfield County partners). JoAnn Powell is chairing this search.
  • Douglas Assistant Director (#25-18). This new position will close June 14. Please consider this opportunity to step up to administration. The search committee [Tim Aston, Barbara Drake (Douglas County partner) & Scott McEldowney (Douglas County partner), & Claudia Meeks. JoAnn Powell is chairing.]
  • Jefferson 4H YD Agent (#03-18). Reid Sweetkind accepted the position effective May 14. Reid was a former AmeriCorps member in Jefferson County. She has a master’s degree is in museum and field studies from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a B.S. in biology from Oregon State University. Thanks to Barbie Garnett, Lacey Mann, Jack Paone, Scott Thompson, and Elsa Zarate for serving on the search committee. Thanks to Irene Shonle for chairing.
  • Jefferson Horticulture, Plant Pathology, & Food Systems Agent (#23-18). This position is slated to close June 12. Search committee includes Dan Goldhamer, Carol O’Meara, Patti O’Neal, & Jacki Paone. Keith Maxey chairing.
  • Weld Family & Consumer Science Agent (#27-18). The search committee [Eric Aakko (Weld County partner), Mike Freeman (Weld County Commissioner), Christine Fruhauf, Sheila Gains, & Keith Maxey. JoAnn Powell will chair.] is presently reviewing materials.

Global Business Academy for High School Students

This program for high school students will run from July 8 – July 20. Faculty and staff have built this program’s multi-disciplinary curriculum to create a unique learning experience for all students. Faculty from the College of Business, Warner College of Natural Resources, and Agricultural Sciences, as well as INSEAD (Europe’s leading business school) will teach students about how they can use business to create a better world. Students will visit CSU and the Mountain Campus to learn about entrepreneurship, innovation, cross-cultural communication, and strengths-based leadership. The immersive, 12-day program will help students discover their academic and career passions, and offers a great way for them to enhance their college applications. $1,000 scholarships are available for a limited number of students based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, communication skills, motivation and ability to be a team player. Please help us promote this unique opportunity across your professional and personal networks by sharing the news on social media or via email.

See the attached flyer and visit for more information.
College of Business Global Academy

FSMA Produce Safety Rule and Resources for Produce Growers Webinar – Roshan Nayak

This webinar will cover the key requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act – Produce Safety Rule. Attendees will learn: who must comply and what produce is covered under the rule; eligibility criteria for Qualified Exemptions; required records for the rule; training opportunities; and available tools and educational resources for produce growers to comply with the rule. Following the 30-minute presentation, Roshan will host a 15-minute Q&A session. You will have two opportunities to join.

May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM Mountain Time
Webinar Link:

May 31, 2018 @ 12:00 PM Mountain Time
Webinar Link:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Roshan at 303-271-6620 or

Search Chair Training

The Office of Equal Opportunity will offer a Search Chair training session for Faculty and Administrative Professional positions on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, in room 382 of the Lory Student Center. If you participate in the search process, please attend. Participants can register for this session at If you are not located on the main CSU Fort Collins campus and wish to attend a training session remotely through BlueJeans, please see the instructions listed on the registration page at the OEO website.

Revised Output Definitions – Cary Weiner

During our Zoom session on reporting against outputs, some questions arose about how to report web hits. PLT has decided to clarify the definitions of the “Website page views” and “Non-peer reviewed media” outputs accordingly (see attached). The most significant clarification is that only webpages with educational content should be reported, and both county and state managed webpages with educational content can be counted. The revised definitions also cover how to report video and blog post views. Please work with your PRU leaders to ensure proper reporting going forward.

Employee Leave Balances Report – Lori Bates & Jana Smilanich-Rose

Employees are now able to access leave balances from a report through CSU Employee Self-Service. See for instructions.