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April 2015

Sympathy to . . .

The family of Don Kaufmann, Extension retiree, who passed away on March 14. Don was the Larimer County Director, a District Director and held a number of Extension administrative positions. He was currently serving as Executive Secretary of Epsilon Sigma Phi and Treasurer of the Larimer County 4-H Foundation. Services were held on March 30 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Windsor. Condolences may be sent to Don’s wife Barbara and his son and daughter at 2415 Dallas Creek Ct., Fort Collins, CO 80528. Memorial contributions may be made to the Larimer County 4-H Foundation, P.O. Box 270371, Fort Collins, CO 80527.

Robert (Bob) Johnston, husband of Roberta Johnston of Boulder County Extension passed away suddenly on March 21. Services were held on March 28 in Longmont. Memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Volunteer Patrol, Longmont Police Department Safety and Justice Center, 225 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501 or The Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501.

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

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 Lori Bates at lori.bates@colostate.edu, and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

Investigators Sponsor Title Award Date
Amount
Cary Weiner (Primary PI) State of Colorado-Governors Energy Office Rural Community Energy Assessments 3/26/2015 $4,500
Perry Cabot (Primary PI); Jose Chavez; Joe Brummer Colorado Water Conservation Board Colorado Water Bank: Agricultural Field Studies and Estimates of Saved Consumptive Use 3/26/2015 $180,000
Vanessa Tranel (Primary PI) Purdue University Colorado Military-Extension Adventure Camp Initiative – Rocky Mountain Adventure Camp 2015 3/5/2015 $211,505
$396,005

 

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of April 3, 2015

Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory will be updated as of April 3, 2015. If you are interested in a hard copy of the Directory click on: http://extension.colostate.edu/staff-directory. Then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”
Be sure to check out our new colleagues on the last page of this newsletter.

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Denver County

Extension Agent, Horticulture, #21-14
Daniel Goldhamer has accepted this position and his effective date is April 22. Daniel received a bachelor’s degree in sustainable horticulture from Hampshire College and a master’s degree in soil and crop sciences from Colorado State University. He has most recently been working as an agriculture program specialist with Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Larimer County

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science
The position will be advertised soon.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #10-15
This position is being advertised with a deadline of April 16.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Golden Plains Area
Area Extension Agent (Sedgwick County), Agronomy, #09-15
This position is being re-advertised as #09-15 with a bachelor’s degree required. The deadline for this position is April 2.

Area Extension Agent, 4-H (Sedgwick County, half-time position), #05-15
The search has been declared a failed search. The position is under review.

Area Extension Agent (Kit Carson County), 4-H Youth Development, #06-15
Interviews are scheduled for April 6 and 7.

Extension Agent, Cropping Systems/Natural Resources
Bruce Bosley has announced his retirement effective March 20. The position is under review.

Southeast Area

Area Extension Agent (Cheyenne/Kiowa Counties), Agriculture/Natural Resources, #04-15
This search was declared a failed search. It is being re-advertised as #11-15 with a title change.

Area Extension Agent, (Cheyenne/Kiowa Counties), 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture/Natural Resources, #11-15
The deadline for this search is April 23.

Peaks and Plains Area – Arkansas and San Luis Valleys

Regional Extension Water Specialist
This has been declared a failed search. The position is under review.

WESTERN REGION – C.J. Mucklow

Tri River Area
Area Horticulture Coordinator, #07-15
Interviews are scheduled for April 8 and 9.

Area Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, #08-15
The search committee is scoring applications. Interviews are scheduled for April 29 and 30.

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All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to: Lori Bates at lori.bates@colostate.edu

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Kyle R. Christensen

Name: Kyle R. Christensen

Title: Extension Project Coordinator
Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI)

Location: Campus Fort Collins

Date of Hire: March 2015

Personal Information: I am a proud Cornhusker from Gering, Nebraska. I made a few stops in Moldova, Slovakia, and Brooklyn before moving back West to be closer to family, friends, and the mountains. I’m an Eagle Scout and spent a lot of time at camps in the Rocky Mountains growing up. I am dedicated to helping people realize their potential, find their voice, and take action as leaders. I am honored to be working with my FLTI colleagues from around the state as we move our family and community leadership program forward. I would live outside if I could – in the winter I’m snowshoeing, spring and fall I’m backpacking and camping, and in the summer you’ll find me digging and planting all kinds of things in my yard.

Job Experience: I am an education and nonprofit professional with seventeen years developing and implementing programs that meet community needs. I have worked with organizations such as Peace Corps (Moldova); NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Centrul Educatia 2000+ (Romania); and the Council for Economic Education. I have spent the last eight years developing start-up initiatives in Colorado and New York City. Most recently I was the Manager of the Northern Colorado Financial Literacy Initiative Make Change NoCo, and I also directed the start-up of the HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education in New York City.

Education:

1997 B.A. Political Science and Speech Communications, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

2006 M.P.A. Public and Nonprofit Management, New York University, Wagner School of Public Service, New York, New York

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Carla Farrand

Name: Carla Farrand

Title: Extension Associate/County Liaison
4-H Youth Development

Location: Garfield County

Date of Hire: April 2015

Personal Information: I was born in Kansas and raised in Oklahoma. I began my involvement with 4-H when I was 10. I have been a 4-H organizational leader, 4-H resource leader, and volunteer for the last 11 years. I was the County Director, and the 4-H & FCS Agent for Wallace County, Kansas from 1992-1994. I was the FCS & 4-H Youth Development Agent for Grand County from 1994-1997. Prior to coming back to CSU Extension, I have worked as a Non-profit Director, Flight attendant, and as an Inventory Specialist in the oilfield.

Job Experience: I was the County Director, and the 4-H & FCS Agent for Wallace County, Kansas from 1992-1994. I was the FCS & 4-H Youth Development Agent for Grand County from 1994-1997. Prior to coming back to CSU Extension, I have worked as a Non-profit Director, Flight attendant, and as an Inventory Specialist in the oilfield.

Education:

1992 Bachelor of Science Home Economics from Oklahoma Panhandle University

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Jennifer Cooney

Name: Jennifer Cooney

Title: Extension Agent
Family & Consumer Science

Location: Morgan County

Date of Hire: April 2015

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Colorado and a proud Colorado State University Alumni. I have a wonderful family, in which I enjoy spending time exploring the outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, and skiing.

Job Experience: Prior to working in Colorado Extension I worked for Denver Public Schools as a Health Disparities Coordinator, Adams 12 Elementary School as a Wellness Coordinator, and interned at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on the Colorado Obesity Initiatives team.

Education:

2012 Bachelor of Science, Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University

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