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Personnel Notes – July 2015   arrow

July 2015

Sympathy to . . .

The family of Jerry Eckert, long time CSU Ag economist. Jerry passed away recently. A memorial service is being planned to be held in Colorado in September.

Congratulations to . . .

Congratulations to Jesse Russell, Regional Extension Specialist, and his wife, Nina, on the birth of their baby girl, Evelyn.


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, and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

<!–There are no award dollars to report this month.


Investigators Sponsor Title Award Date
Joel Schneekloth (Primary PI) Monsanto Evaluation of Root Architecture Using Soil Capacitance Probes 6/3/2015 $21,420
Mark Platten (Primary PI) Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment FFY15 Radon Grant – Teller County 6/12/2015 $4,832



As of July 2, 2015

Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory will be updated as of July 2, 2015. If you are interested in a hard copy of the Directory click on: Then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”
Be sure to check out our new colleagues on the last page of this newsletter.


Larimer County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science/Community Development (half-time), #12-15
Interviews will be held on July 6 and 7.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #10-15
The position has been accepted by Megan Blaser. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in apparel design with a minor in merchandise management from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in education (adult education and training) from University of Phoenix online program. She has most recently been employed at Centennial Area Health Education Center as an education coordinator. She will start effective July 15.


Golden Plains Area
Area Extension Agent (Sedgwick County), Agronomy, #09-15
Resulted in a failed search. The position is under review.

Extension Agent (Logan and Morgan Counties), Agronomy/Cropping Systems, #13-15
Interview dates are scheduled for August 11 and 12.

Southeast Area
Area Extension Agent, (Cheyenne/Kiowa Counties), 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture/Natural Resources, #11-15
Brittany Bowman has accepted this position and will start effective August 1. Brittany has a B.S. in agricultural leadership and development emphasis: animal science and agriculture education. Most recently she was employed at Banfield Pet Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, as a veterinary technician and client service coordinator.

Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Crowley and Otero Counties, #16-15
This position has been advertised and has a deadline of July 16, 2015.

Peaks and Plains Region

Regional Extension Specialist (Range and Natural Resources) #TBD
Casey Matney has announced his resignation effective July 22. Casey has accepted a position with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The position is under review.


Garfield County
Extension Agent, Ag/Natural Resources, #TBD
Pat McCarty has announced his retirement effective July 6. The position is under review.


CSU Campus
Network Service Coordinator, Technology Unit, #TBD
Angie Asmus has announced her resignation effective July 7. The position is under review.

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Scott Stinnett

Name: Scott Stinnett

Title: Extension Associate, 4-H Youth Development

Location: Kit Carson County

Date of Hire: July 2015

Personal Information: I am originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and grew up enjoying many activities including sports, boy scouts, FFA and rodeo. I graduated from Oklahoma State University, and chose to pursue a career in agricultural education. In my personal time, I spend time with my family, traveling, working with beef cattle, hunting, fishing and working on projects in my shop.

Job Experience: I have been an agricultural education teacher and FFA Advisor for the past sixteen years, with fifteen in Oklahoma and the last year in Kansas. I have taught in five different schools, and had the opportunity to establish two agricultural education programs.


1999 B.S. Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

1999 B.S. Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK