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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
Joel Schneekloth Monsanto SD Systems Nitrogen by Density by Water VRI Testing $13,860

 

The Personnel Directory is updated as of June 5, 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 June 5, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Arapahoe County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #08-18
Lisa Mason accepted the position effective June 1. Lisa has a B.S. in forestry and performing arts from Colorado State University and just received her M.S. in bioagricultural sciences/entomology from CSU as well.

Boulder County
Extension Director, #16-18
Closed without hire. The position will be re-advertised soon as #29-18 

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Outreach #30-18
Markley Walsh resigned effective 5/21/18. This position is under review.

Broomfield County
Extension Director & Agent, Horticulture, #21-18
Negotiations are underway.

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Robert Franklin resigned effective June 1. The position is under review.

Douglas County
Extension Assistant Director, #25-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of June 14.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, Plant Pathology & Food Systems, #23-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of June 12.

Weld County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #27-18
This is a new position and will be advertised soon. 

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 Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Natural Resources, #24-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of July 3.

Fremont County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Horticulture #17-18
Jeramy McNeely has accepted the position effective July 2. Jeramy has been the Southeast Area Agent in Kiowa County since January 2017. Congratulations Jeramy.

Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, and Agriculture/Natural Resources, #TBD
Jeramy McNeely left this position to take the Fremont County Director position effective July 2. The position is under review. 

Las Animas County
Extension Agent, Agriculture & 4-H Youth Development, #15-18
Negotiations are underway.

Morgan County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #20-18
Negotiations are underway.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences, #TBD
Jennifer Cooney resigned April 17, 2018. This position is under review.

Park County
Extension Director, Agriculture/Horticulture/Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences, #28-18
The position is being re-advertised with a deadline of June 19.

Northeast Regional Engagement Center or Pueblo Regional Office Location TBD
Regional Extension Specialist, Range, #26-18
The position being advertised with a deadline of June 5. 

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #18-18
Negotiations are underway. 

Gunnison County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, #12-18
Negotiations are underway.

La Plata County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #TBD
Wendy Rice will retire August 2, 2018. This position is under review. 

Montezuma County
Extension Director, #19-18
Negotiations are underway.

Moffat County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Ag/Horticulture, #14-18
Jessica Counts has accepted the position effective June 15. Jessica has a B.S. in rangeland ecology/watershed management from the University of Wyoming. 

STATE STAFF

State 4-H Office
Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Volunteer Leadership, #22-18
Interviews are scheduled June 4 & 5. 

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

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Abi Saeed

Name: Abi Saeed

Title: Extension Agent – Agriculture, Horticulture, and Natural Resources

Location: Garfield County

Date of Hire: May2018

Personal Information: I was born in Pakistan and Immigrated to Canada with my family when I was 11 years old. I have enjoyed learning about different landscapes and climates throughout my life- but the mountains and the desert are my favorite places to be. I enjoy spending time outdoors: and love to hike, camp, and look for interesting new insects to add to my collection. I also love to talk about Entomophagy, and enjoy introducing others to the world of edible insects. I have a passion for Rugby; I played competitively for 5 years, and coached the University of Kentucky Women’s Rugby team for 2 years. My other hobbies include beekeeping, learning new languages, playing with my cats, making jewelry, and posing with insects and spiders on my face.

Job Experience: Prior to this position, I was a Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor and Master Gardener Coordinator for Michigan State University Extension, based in Flint. In addition to that, I have held positions focused on Solitary Bee research, and interactions between Pollinators and Pesticides within Ornamental Plants in Kentucky.

Education:
2011 B.S. Zoology, University of Guelph
2014 M.S. Entomology, University of Kentucky


Reid Sweetkind

Name: Reid Sweetkind

Title: Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Location: Jefferson County

Date of Hire: May2018

Personal Information: I grew up in Golden, Colorado. Most of my free time is spent with my family and friends outdoors hiking in the Rockies, cooking, or quilting. I also enjoy painting and photography.

Job Experience: Prior to joining CSU Extension as an Agent, I completed CSU Extension STEM AmeriCorps service in Jefferson County in 2015/2016. During my masters’ work, I focused on the intersection of the formal education and informal education environments through multiple positions on the university campus.

Education:
2015 H.B.S. Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Oregon State University
2018 M.S. Museum and Field Studies emphasis in Informal Education, University of Colorado – Boulder