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Extension Updates – March 17, 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.

March 17, 2015

On Behalf of CJ Mucklow:

Photo from Michael Fischer

Below is a fun wildlife photo compliments of Michael Fischer of Pueblo County.

Deer in the trees

Salary and Performance Appraisal Task Forces

Both of these groups continue to meet and are discussing and researching options. Look for a more complete update at your regional meetings.

Regional Meetings Are Coming Very Soon

I would encourage all Extension agents, directors, specialists, etc. to attend. These meetings are the opportunity to have a face to face with your colleagues in your region and get an organizational update. The Western Regional meeting will be held in Craig on April 22-24. We have never held a regional meeting here and are looking forward to an educational tour of the sheep and wool industry.

The Peaks and Plains Regional Meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn on Highway 50 in Salida on May 5-7.

The Front Range Regional Meeting will be held on April 27-28 at the Sylvan Dale Ranch in Loveland.

Western Region Vacancies

Tri River Area Horticulture Coordinator – The position has closed and the search committee is in the process of deciding who to interview.

Garfield County 4H Program Associate – Carla Farrand has accepted this position. Carla worked for us approximately 20 years ago in Grand County. Welcome Carla back when you see her.

Tri River Family and Consumer Science Agent – This position closes March 24. The emphasis of the position is on food safety, preservation and cottage food business development. If you know of any interested persons please have them contact me for details or go to the Extension website.

Conflict of Interest Forms

Many of you have completed the new process for these forms and many have not. They’re not due until May 15th but please take the time to complete them.

RD Webinar next week – Jan Carroll

The next Regional Directors (RD) webinar [specifically for County and Area Directors (C/ADs). Anyone is welcome to attend.] will be March 26th at 1:30 pm. The topic is Fair Treatment and Jean Glowacki will be presenting and answering your questions. JoAnn Powell hosts. You can participate at
or in Room 4 at University Square. Click here for instructions on accessing the webinar. The webinar link can be accessed any time prior to the session to ensure your technology works. If you have questions, contact Ruth Willson at 970-491-6988 or The webinar will be recorded and archived in case you are unable to schedule the live event.

Planning & Reporting – Jan Carroll

By March 15th, all Plans to Invest (PTIs) should have been approved by supervisors. This means that now everyone can begin to report outputs and outcomes from January and February. The first expected reporting “deadline” is April 10th. But, you can report any time after your PTI is approved.