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Sympathies to…

The family of Richard Travis who passed away. Richard was a former Golden Plains Area Director. The funeral service was held on Saturday March 17, 2018 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at 510 Lincoln Street, Otis, CO. Memorials may be sent to the church.

The family of Claude Bernard Elliott who passed away on March 29, 2018. ‘Bernie’ retired from Extension in 2003 after 35 years as an agent in Pueblo County. To read the obituary click on the link: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/pueblo-co/claude-elliott-7807912

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 Susan Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

 

New Extension Awards
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
Tom Hooten HHS-CDC Centers for Disease Control Outreach Program: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health & Safety (HICAHS) $2,000
John Spring National Sunflower Association Influence of rainfall on timing & efficacy of pre/post soil residual herbicides of resistant kochia & Palmer amaranth $6,500
Vanessa Tranel Purdue University Military Teen Adventure Camp Program $217,295

 

The Personnel Directory is updated as of April 4, 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 on the last pages of this newsletter.


PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of April 4, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Arapahoe County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #08-18
Negotiations are underway.

Boulder County
Extension Director, #16-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of April 12.

Broomfield County
Extension Director & Agent, Horticulture, #21-18
The position will be advertised soon.

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

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #03-18
Reid Sweetkind has accepted the position effective May 14, pending completion of her M.S. degree in museum and field studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also has a B.S. in biology, minor in chemistry from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Extension Agent, Horticulture, #TBD
Curtis Utley has accepted the Director position in Jackson County. This position is under review.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

SOUTHEAST AREA

Baca County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Range/Livestock Management, #TBD
Mallory Sikes has resigned effective May 4th. The position is under review.

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

Fremont County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Horticulture #17-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 29.

Las Animas County
Extension Agent, Agriculture & 4-H Youth Development, #15-18
The committee is reviewing applications. Interviews will be held on May 1-2, 2018.

Morgan County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #20-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of April 26.

Park County
Extension Director, Agriculture/Horticulture/Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences, #11-18
Interviews will be held on April 12-13, 2018.

Northeast Regional Engagement Center
Regional Extension Specialist, Range, #13-18
Interviews will be held on April 9-10, 2018.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #18-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of April 17.

Garfield County
Extension Agent, Ag/Horticulture/Natural Resources, (Adult & Youth), #09-18
Abi Saeed has accepted the position effective May 7. Abi has a BS in zoology from the University of Guelph and a MS in entomology from the University of Kentucky. Most recently she has been a Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor & Master Gardener Coordinator at Michigan State University Extension.

Gunnison County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, #12-18
Interviews will be held on May 9-10, 2018.

Jackson County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & FCS, #10-18
Curtis Utley has accepted the position effective June 1. Curtis has been working for CSU Extension since 2002, most recently as the Horticulture Agent in Jefferson County. He has a BS in landscape horticulture & soil crop sciences and a MS in bioagricultural sciences & pest management. Congratulations Curtis!

Montezuma County
Extension Director, #19-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of April 10.

Moffat County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Ag/Horticulture, #14-18
Interviews will be held on May 7-8, 2018.

STATE STAFF

Colorado 4-H Foundation
Director, #06-18
Negotiations are underway.

State 4-H Office
Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Volunteer Leadership, #TBD
This 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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Libby Christensen

Name: Libby Christensen

Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Dev. & FCS

Location: Routt County

Date of Hire: March 2018

Personal Information: I was born and raised in North Carolina, where my favorite childhood memories came from tagging along on my dad’s farm visit in his role as Cooperative Extension Specialist. I am very excited to be moving with my husband and one year old son to Routt County and look forward to exploring the incredible terrain by foot, bike, and skis.

Job Experience: Prior to working with Cooperative Extension, I worked with Dr. Becca Jablonski and Dr. Dawn Thilmany in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University on the Colorado Blueprint for Food and Agriculture and on an economic impact assessment of farm to school. Before moving to Colorado, I worked in California with the Sacramento County Farm Bureau, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and other researchers and non-profits on food system projects improving the economic viability of farmers in the state.

Education:
2007 B.A. Economics and Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz
2011 M.S. Community Development, University of California at Davis
2016 Ph.D. Geography, University of California at Davis


Katelyn McCullock

Name: Katelyn McCullock

Title: Extension State Specialist, Senior Economist, LMIC

Location: Lakewood, CO

Date of Hire: March 2018

Personal Information: I grew up in Vermont and enjoy the outdoors. My hobbies include golf, hiking and camping.

Job Experience: 2010-2014 Dairy and Forage Economist, Livestock Marketing Information Center; 2014-2016 Farm Business Consultant, Farm Credit East; 2016-2018 Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

Education:
2008 B.S. Agribusiness and Resource Management. University of Maine – Orono
2010 M.S. Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University