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Personnel Notes – March 2015   arrow

March 2015

Congratulations to . . .

Annette Haas, State 4-H Office, for being awarded a $25,000 grant on January 29 from the National 4-H Council for the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience presented by Monsanto.

Sympathy to . . .

The family of Miriam Tittmann Moreng, Nathan Moreng’s mother, died on February 6. Cards and condolences may be sent to Nathan, retired Western regional director, at 2305 Fairwood Place, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Memorial contributions can be made in Miriam’s honor to the Robert E. Moreng and Miriam Tittmann Moreng Scholarship in Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, College of Ag Sciences, 301 University Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, 80523-1101.

The family of Bill Raley, retired San Miguel county director and then Western district director, died on February 11. His service was held on February 16 in Grand Junction.

The family of Kenneth Tremblay, professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising. Ken died peacefully at home with his family beside him on February 12. A celebration of life service will be held on campus on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in Aylesworth Hall. Questions regarding the celebration, contact Ken’s partner, Malinda Sloan at


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.

Investigators Sponsor Title Award Date
Claire Dixon (Primary PI) National 4-H Council 4-H National Mentoring Program: 4-H Tech Wizards 1/27/2015 $123,000
Jan Carroll (Primary PI) Colorado Health Foundation Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) of Colorado 2/10/2015 $269,308
Perry Cabot (Primary PI); Gregory Litus Colorado Mesa University Foundation Design and Fabrication of a Small-Scale Oilseed Processing System to Produce Feedstock for Diesel Biofuels 2/11/2015 $24,020
Susan Baker (Primary PI); JoAnn Powell Colorado Department of Human Services CSU-E SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) Grant 2/6/2015 $1,948,579



As of March 4, 2015

Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory will be updated as of March 3, 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.


Denver County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #21-14
Final negotiations are underway.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science
The position is under review.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #10-15
Nicole Wright has submitted her resignation effective March 6. The position is under review and will be advertised soon.


Golden Plains Area
Area Extension Agent (Sedgwick County), Agronomy, #02-15
This was a failed search and will be re-advertised as #09-15 with a bachelor’s degree required.

Area Extension Agent (Sedgwick County), Agronomy, #09-15
This search is being advertised with an April 2 deadline.

Area Extension Agent, 4-H (Sedgwick County, half-time position), #05-15
The search committee is reviewing applications for this fully county funded position. Interviews are scheduled for March 19 and 20.

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

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

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science/4-H Youth Development, #22-14
Jennifer Cooney has been hired for this position effective April 1. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in health and exercise sciences from Colorado State University. She has most recently been employed with Denver Public Schools as a coordinator for health disparities.

Southeast Area
Area Extension Agent (Cheyenne/Kiowa Counties), Agriculture/Natural Resources, #04-15
Interviews are scheduled for March 11 and 12.

Peaks and Plains Area – Arkansas and San Luis Valleys

Regional Extension Water Specialist, #20-14
This has been declared a failed search. The position is under review.


Garfield County
Extension Associate, 4-H Youth Development & Extension Coordinator, #03-15
Carla Farrand has been hired for this position effective April 6. Carla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She is currently as the interim county Extension associate, 4-H youth development in Garfield County and has previously worked as a foundation director, executive director of a non-profit, and Extension agent in Grand County.

Tri River Area

Area Horticulture Coordinator, #07-15
The search committee is checking references. Interviews are scheduled for April 8 and 9.

Area Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, #08-15
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and is being advertised with a closing date of March 24.

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Sam Lowry

Name: Sam Lowry

Title: Extension Specialist
Animal Science, Shooting Sports and 4-H Youth Development

Location: State 4-H Office

Date of Hire: January 2015

Personal Information: I grew up on my family pecan farm in Mesilla, NM. I have been active in 4-H programs most of my life. My interests include hunting, shooting sports, spending time outdoors and with my family.

Job Experience: Before coming to Colorado, I worked as the Agriculture/4-H Agent in Grant County, NM. I have also worked as an agronomist on a large scale potato farming operation near Dalhart, TX.


2006 – B.S. Agricultural Biology, New Mexico State University

2012 – M.S. Agricultural Biology, New Mexico State University