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Extension Update – September 30, 2015   arrow

Extension Updates

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.

September 30, 2015

On Behalf of the State Extension Administration Office:

  • Distinguished Alumni AwardsLaurel Kubin, Larimer County Extension Director, received the Distinguished Extension Award and will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on October 15. She received a B.S in consumer sciences in 1971. Congratulations Laurel!

    2015 CSU Extension Distinguished Service Awards

    Don’t’ forget! The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm this Friday, October 2! Here’s a link to the nomination forms and also information on previous award winners:

    Jessi Fuentes to Head College of Agricultural Sciences Fiscal Office

    Please wish Jessi well as she transitions to the Executive Director of Budgets and Finance for the College of Agriculture Sciences (CAS). Jessi began her career with CSUE in May of 2014. Prior to that she served as Fiscal Oversight Manager for CAS and the Agricultural Experiment Station. She will begin her new position October 12th, but will continue to support CSUE on a part time basis until a replacement is hired.

    Forum Registration Opens October 12

    On-line registration for the 2015 Extension Forum will be open October 12-25. Forum will be held in the Lory Student Center on November 9-12, 2015. The schedule and detailed PRU agendas are now available on line at

    Extension Website

    The new Colorado State University Extension website is ready to launch!

    Please go to (you will be redirected from our old site) The website has been designed to be responsive to a variety of platforms and devices. It’s got a fresh look and after many hours of transferring content, gaining your input and making the suggested improvements, on Thursday, October 1, we will go live.

    A feedback form is incorporated into the site in the footer at the bottom left, so that as you tour around and see gaps, you can provide that perspective. It is a WordPress design where content will be constantly refreshed.

    Next steps will be to develop a process to start moving county sites as well as program sites such as Small Acreage Management under the new WordPress environment. Look for more information as that process develops.

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    Historic Transformation on Main Campus

    Colorado State University is in the midst of a $700 million building boom that will physically transform the main campus. This video shows the transformation ahead, and looks at how the university is planning for and investing in the future. Check it out!

    $1 Million Grant to Study Cropping Systems

    A group of CSU researchers has received a $1 million grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to examine how crop rotations and management can help improve soils through the retention of both carbon and water. This project will look at the economic and soil quality trade-offs of different practices. Read the entire store at: