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Congratulations to the 2019 Professional Association Officers!

TITLE CCAA CEAFCS CAE4-HA ESP
President Todd Hagenbuch Tracy Trumper Lacey Mann Judy Barth
President Elect Kali Benson Mary Snow Connie Cecil Dennis Kaan
Vice President Curtis Utley Tara Fundus Marlena Griesse
Secretary Bruce Fickenscher Abby Weber Shaylen Florez Alison Stoven
Treasurer Susan Carter Joy Akey Kacey Manuppella Gus Westerman
Past President Travis Hoesli Mary Ellen Fleming Trent Hollister Sheila Kelley

Sympathies to…

The family of Joel C. Plath who passed away on October 13, 2018. Joel was the former Southern Region Director. The funeral service was held on October 27, 2018 at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to send donations to the Pueblo Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences and obituary can be found using the link. http://www.montgomerysteward.com/obituary/Joel-C.-Plath/Pueblo-West-Colorado/1818990

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

New Extension Awards
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
P.I. James Robb USDA-Economic Research Service Customized Market Analysis Training Program to serve Commodity Outlook Program,
09/01/18 – 08/30/21
$125,000

 

Notification of awards received is taken monthly from a CSU Sponsored Programs report. If you are the recipient(s) of an award(s) that did not go through Sponsored Programs, please email Susan Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

 

The Personnel Directory is updated as of November 1, 2018. If you are interested in a hard copy, go to http://extension.colostate.edu/staff-directory/ then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

Be sure to check out our new colleagues this month.

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of November 1, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #42-18
The position will be advertised soon with a deadline of December 4.

El Paso County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Emily Killeen resigned on October 19. The position is under review.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, Natural Resources, #38-18
The position closed on November 1. Interviews are scheduled for December 12 and 13.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #03-19
Barbie Garnett accepted the Park County Director position on September 17. The position is under review.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #35-18
The position closed on October 30. Interviews are scheduled for December 13 and 14.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Custer County
Extension Director, #36-18
Interviews were scheduled on October 29 and 30.

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #01-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of November 29.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Devin Engle resigned October 29. The position is under review.

GOLDEN PLAINS AREA

Yuma County
Area Extension Agent, Livestock, #40-18
The position closed on October 31. Interviews are scheduled for December 3 and 4.

SOUTHEAST AREA

Cheyenne County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
The position is under review.

Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Natural Resources, #TBD
The position is under review. 

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #33-18
Interviews were held on September 28. Negotiations are underway.

La Plata County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #02-19
Wendy Rice will be retiring effective February 2, 2019. The position will be advertised soon.

Rio Blanco County
Extension Director, #TBD
The position is under review.

TRI RIVER AREA

Mesa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #34-18
Interviews are scheduled for November 16.

Area Extension Program Associate, Horticulture, #41-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of November 20.

STATE STAFF

Director of Outreach & Engagement, #37-18
The position closed on October 23. The committee is reviewing applications.

State Master Gardener Coordinator, #04-19
The position is under review.

Assistant Director, Professional Development, #39-18
The position is under review.

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Sue Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu.


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Lisa Terry

Name: Lisa Terry

Title: Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Location: Boulder County

Date of Hire: September 2018

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Arkansas. I enjoy cooking, camping and hiking with my husband and four kids. I also enjoy reading from our extensive family library.

Job Experience: Prior to working for Colorado Extension, I was an extension agent with Montana and Arkansas Extension in the areas of Family Consumer Science and 4-H Youth Development. I also taught school in inner city Chicago for 9 years.

Education:
1988 B.S.E. Family Consumer Science, University of Central Arkansas
2015 M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Curriculum & Instruction, Montana State University, Billings


Tiana Garcia

Name: Tiana Garcia

Title: Area Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture

Location: Southeast Area – Baca County

Date of Hire: October 2018

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Las Animas, Colorado on my family’s ranch where we raise registered and commercial Gelbvieh and Hereford cattle. Growing up I showed cattle and was very active in 4-H and the American Gelbvieh Junior Association. My love for cattle and agriculture led me to study Animal Science. I enjoy spending time on the ranch and showing cattle with my family.

Job Experience: Prior to working for CSU Extension, I worked at the Kansas State University dairy and S and S Land and Cattle.

Education:
2017 B.S. Animal Science, Kansas State University


Laura Larson

Name: Laura Larson

Title: Extension County Director

Location: Boulder County

Date of Hire: October 2018

Personal Information: I am an avid hiker and backpacker and love adventuring in Colorado’s mountains. I am a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) and volunteer Master Naturalist Assistant with the City of Fort Collins’ Natural Areas.

Job Experience: I bring over 12 years of experience as a professor and administrator in higher education and 10 years of experience directing non-profit organizations. Throughout my career, I have worked across private and public sectors to create partnerships that facilitated positive educational and community outcomes.

Education:
1991 B.A. Women’s Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
2005 M.Ed. Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


William Wilkins

Name: William Wilkins

Title: Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development, Natural Resources

Location: Elbert County

Date of Hire: October 2018

Personal Information: I was born in Colorado Springs and raised in Falcon, Colorado. I have been out of
the State since 2007, spending time in Eastern Oregon, Malawi (South East Africa), Alaska, and Kentucky, returning to Colorado in March of 2018. I am an avid lover of the outdoors, specifically fishing, hiking, biking, and backpacking. Also, GO Broncos!

Job Experience: Prior to working for Extension, I worked for the Weed and Pest district in Mesa County, managed a small family farm in Eastern Kentucky, and spent 3 ½ years working for the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District.

Education:
2005 B.S. Natural Resources Management – Environmental Soil Science, Colorado State University
2016 M.S. Natural Resources Management – Community Resources and Development, University of Alaska, Fairbanks