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Extension Updates – June 12, 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.

June 12, 2015

On Behalf of the State Extension Administration Office Update

Extension’s New Website

The new Extension website is getting closer to completion, and your input is greatly appreciated.

Please go to and spend some time looking around. The website has been designed to be responsive to a variety of platforms and devices and we’d like it if you could check out the site on a variety of devices, and let us know such things as:

– how things appeared and how clicks worked

– if you are easily able to navigate and find what you’re interested in

– any ideas you have for restructuring

– what you found useful

– what you didn’t like

Your feedback is appreciated. Please take a moment to fill out our feedback form by June 30, 2015:

Please make sure to click ‘submit’ at the end.

Darrin Goodman –

Joanne Littlefield –

Ruth Willson –

Upcoming Important Dates

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following important dates:

July 1, 2015: Professional Development Funds become available for ‘15-’16.

September 14-17, 2015: ExtensionNew Staff Orientation on campus for all new staff who have not previously attended the on-campus training.

November 9-12, 2015Extension Forum on campus.

Personal Reimbursement Expenses – Fiscal Office

This is a reminder that CSU stipulates that a personal reimbursement (except for travel) must be under $1000. Please contact the fiscal office prior to making a purchase if you plan to spend $1000 or over using a CSU account. We will help you determine the best method for this type of purchase.

Meet Our Students Employees

Judith AllenJudith Allen – Judith was born in Houston, TX, and grew up in Austin, where her family now resides. After seeing the breathtaking Rocky Mountains for the first time, Judith decided to move to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. She is now a senior at CSU, studying Business Administration with a concentration in Organization and Innovation Management, and is striving toward obtaining the College of Business Entrepreneurship Certificate. Judith is currently the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Windy Oaks Agricultural Enterprises, her mother’s startup grass-fed cattle business in Texas, which spurred her interest in agriculture and CSU Extension. Judith is the Human Resources and Operations Student Assistant at CSU Extension Administration Office. Judith is active in several CSU organizations, serving as the Vice President of Finance for Delta Delta Delta-Theta Lambda, a Workshop Facilitator for The Body Project, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She spends her free time hiking the nearest trails, riding her bike (on down-sloped hills), and exploring the endless possibilities of Google Docs.

Haley BrattonHaley Bratton Haley is a junior at Colorado State University in the College of Business concentrating in Finance with a minor in Spanish. She is currently working in the Extension Administration Office reception area, so you may speak with her if you call our office. Haley holds two other positions at the university beyond her responsibilities in the Extension Office. She is a Student Instructor in the Introductory to Business Computing class and also does recruitment for the College of Business MBA Program. When she’s not busy with work or school, Haley loves to take advantage of exciting Fort Collins life where she often spends time in Old Town or Horsetooth Reservoir!

Kevin MangusKevin Mangus – The technology unit has hired a student for the help desk to support the Extension organization. Kevin Mangus is currently an undergraduate in the Applied Computing Technology program and his anticipated graduation date is 2017. He has a very calming demeanor, has great computer skills and is a quick learner. He is currently learning about the technology used to support Extension and will soon be available to take troubleshooting calls. We are excited to have Kevin become a member of the technology team!

Linnae SidingerLinnae Sidinger – Linnae works in the fiscal office and has worked in the State Extension Administration Office since August 2014. She is a Health and Exercise Science major and she’s also pursuing a Sports Management minor. In her spare time she likes to play soccer and figure skate. Linnae is the daughter of Sue Sidinger in the fiscal office. It is great having her as part of the Extension team!