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Extension Update – November 20, 2015   arrow

To assure that all of you are kept up to date on a regular basis, the three regional directors and the state Extension Administration Office provides bi-weekly Extension Updates. This forum is for all Extension announcements, so if you have something to distribute, please forward it to Lori Bates with FOR EXTENSION UPDATE noted.

November 20, 2015

On Behalf of Bill Nobles:

County and Area Directors’ (CAD) Meeting – December 2015

The CAD meeting is scheduled for December 7-9th in Pueblo. We are quickly approaching the deadline to register for the 2015 CAD Meeting. I’m sorry that the deadline is so soon but in order to get all of the food counts in and make sure that the hotel is set up for we need to have you all register by today, November 20th.

Remember that the CAD meeting is not strictly for County and Area Directors. Anyone who is interested may attend. This is going to be a very exciting and informative meeting. Don’t delay in making your reservations.  You may pay your registration fee by either direct transfer from a CSU account or pay with a county check (made payable to CSU and mail to Joan Jordan at 830 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003). The meeting is going to be held at The Hampton Inn in Pueblo at 4790 Eagleridge Circle. The phone number is (719) 543-6500. When calling for reservations please let them know that you are with CSU Extension. The agenda is set to begin on December 7 at 1:00 pm and end at noon on December 9. Click here for the agenda. If you have any questions or issues with anything, please let Joan Jordan know.

Registration Link:

The DAC Meeting is scheduled following CAD at the Hampton Inn on December 9. The meeting begins at noon with a working lunch and concludes at 4 pm.

Peaks and Plains Vacancies and Hires:

  • Peaks & Plains Regional Extension Range Specialist position is interviewing December 14th and 15th.
  • Wilma Trujillo is the new Agronomy/Cropping Systems Extension Agent in Logan and Morgan Counties.
  • Travis Taylor is the new County Director/Agriculture and Livestock/4-H Youth Development Agent in Lincoln County.
  • Brian Talamantes is the new Area Extension Agent, Weed Science/Agronomy Golden Plains Area (GPA) in Sedgwick County.
  • Area Extension Agent (4-H Youth Development), Crowley and Otero Counties, Ordway Southeast Area application period closed.
  • Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development & School Enrichment/After-School Pueblo position in Pueblo County in the final stages of being advertised.
  • A new Agronomy/Cropping Systems Extension Agent, in the SEA located in Lamar Colorado is under review.

2015 Forum Awards

Congratulations to all the award winners! The article below can be used to share with local media. Photos are available at

Several awards were presented to statewide professionals during a banquet as part of Forum, an on-campus, weeklong professional development opportunity. Forum is an opportunity for Extension agents and on-campus specialists to meet and discuss upcoming issues and develop strategies for tackling them. CSU Extension, part of the Office of Engagement, serves all Colorado counties and provides reliable, research-based information, research capabilities and resources to all Coloradoans. Here’s a link to the Forum awards stories:

Extension’s New Online Directory – Darrin Goodman

The rollout of Extension’s new website has occurred in stages.  During the initial rollout, our focus was on building out the content pages of the website.  Once that task was completed, we shifted our sights towards creating a new online directory.  Although it took a bit of time and there were some obstacles to overcome along the way, the new Extension online directory is now available for use:

Top navigation bar for Extension website

As illustrated in the above screenshot, the County Office List and the Online Directory can be accessed from the top of any page within the Extension website.

On the directory page, you’ll notice four different search options:

Search on the new directory

View All: Click on the View All link to view an A-Z list of the Extension staff.

Select Category: The Select Category dropdown menu allows you to filter data by Region, Area, or County.  Experiment with this feature to see how it works.  The menu is organized as follows:

Directory categories
For example, in the screenshot below, the “Peaks and Plains Region” is listed as the parent category, and counties are nested underneath including the “Golden Plains Area”.  Nested below are Counties in the GPA.

Search: The Search box allows you to search the directory by typing a keyword or key phrase.  Search by name, street, city, expertise, or any other text associated with someone in the directory.

A-Z List: Click on a letter to view all individuals whose last name starts with that letter.

Please take a moment to find your listing in the directory.  If you find any spelling errors or any other issues, please let me know.  If your listing does not include a photo, please email a quality photo of yourself to me and I will get it posted right away.  Thank you!

Darrin Goodman,, 970-491-2734

Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving week and stay warm!