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Personnel Notes – June 2016   arrow

Personnel Notes Juneheader

Congratulations to . . .

Mary Small received a grant from the Colorado Garden Foundation in the amount of $5000 for the Colorado Master Gardener program.

Sympathy to the family of . . .

Sharon Moore, who passed away on May 27. Sharon was the CSU Colorado Master Gardener Coordinator in Adams County from 1980 until she retired in November of 2015. A Celebration and Sharing of Sharon’s life will be held at Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601, in the Garden west of the “Waymire” Dome on Thursday, June 2, at 4:00pm. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In keeping with Sharon’s passion of adding color and making the world beautiful, rather than a contribution the family asks that everyone in Memory of Sharon Moore, plant a flower, or a tree (or even an onion)!


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


Investigators Sponsor Title Award Date Amount
Joel Schneekloth (Primary PI) Monsanto Genuity DroughtGard Hybrids Agronomic Systems Optimization Western Corn Belt 5/19/2016 $11,340

As of June 1, 2016
Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory is updated as of June 1, 2016. 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.


Adams County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #16-16
Final negotiations are underway.

Boulder, Denver, Larimer & Weld Counties
Nutrition Program Supervisor, #17-16
Jane Burnett is reducing her time to .5FTE until such time as a replacement for her position is hired and trained. This position will be advertised soon.

Broomfield County
Extension Agent & Director, 4-H Youth Development, (60% Time), #TBD
This position is under review.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #TBD
Brenda Kwang resigned this position to take a position in Boulder County effective July 6. This position is under review.

Extension Agent, Horticulture, #TBD
Jane Rozum resigned her position effective June 17. This position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #08-16
Keeton Ehrig has accepted this position effective June 6. He is currently an Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources at Texas Agrilife Extension in Lee County, Giddings, TX. Keeton received a BS in agricultural education, minor in animal science and an MS in agricultural science at Texas Tech University.

Weld County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #11-16
Amy Lentz has accepted this position effective July 1. Amy received her BS in natural resource conservation and management and her MS in plant and soil science, horticulture from the University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky. She is currently working at Morehead State University, Department of Agriculture Sciences as a Horticulture Supervisor.

Extension Associate, 4-H Youth Development, .45 FTE, Endowed, #15-16
Interviews are scheduled for June 3.


Peaks and Plains Region
Regional Extension Specialist, Range and Natural Resources, #13-16
Negotiations are underway.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, #12-16
Negotiations are underway.


Regional Extension Specialist, Ag. And Business Management, #14-16
Jenny Beiermann has accepted this position effective July 18. Jenny received a BS in agricultural business and an MS in agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. She has recently been an instructor at the University of Wyoming, Department of Agriculture & Applied Economics.


CSU Campus

Assistant Director Budgets and Finance, #09-16
Jana Smilanich-Rose has accepted this position effective July 20. Jana received a BA in art history, minor in anthropology, and a Master of Public Administration, financial management/accounting from Portland State University. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Portland State University.

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Susan Harris at

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Kayla Hinkley

Name: Kayla Hinkley
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture and Youth Livestock
Location: Garfield County
Date of Hire: May 2016

Personal Information: I was born in Denver, Co and moved to Silt, Co when I was 10. I was involved in 4-H in Garfield County for 7 years showing swine, goats, and rabbits. I enjoy riding my horses and helping around the family ranch along with volunteering for our family run horse therapy program.

Job Experience: Previously I was a student at Colorado State University receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science while working some part time ranch hand jobs.

2016 B.S. Animal Science, Colorado State University