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AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

Amphitheater Shade Tree Remodel, 02/05/2019$1,375

 

New Extension Awards
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
Susan Carter & Vince Urbina Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) Amphitheater Shade Tree Remodel, 02/05/2019 $1,375
Wade Ingle Girls, Inc. of Metro Denver Denver Imagine Science,
09/01/2018 – 08/31/2019
$30,982

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. 

The Personnel Directory is updated as of March 1, 2019. 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 this month.

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of March 5, 2019

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Broomfield County
Extension Agent, Horticulture (0.5 FTE), #13-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 7.

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #09-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 14.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #16-19
This is a new position. It will be advertised soon.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #18-19
This is a new position. It will be advertised soon.

El Paso County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #05-19
This was a failed search. It will be advertised again soon.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #06-19
Emily Tobler has accepted the position effective April 17. Emily received a BS in animal, dairy, and veterinarian science and her MS in agriculture education and Extension, both from Utah State University.

Extension Director, #20-19
Barbara Bates resigned from this position December 31. The position is under review. It will be advertised soon.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #03-19
Josey Pukrop has accepted the position effective April 1. Josey received a BS in animal science from the University of Wisconsin and her MS in animal science from Purdue University.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #17-19
The position is under review. It will be advertised soon.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #14-19
The position is under review. It will be advertised soon.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #11-19
Interviews are scheduled for March 15.

SOUTHEAST AREA

Cheyenne County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture Business Management, Livestock/Range, #08-19
Negotiations are underway.

Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Natural Resources, #07-19
Tearle Lessenden has accepted the position effective April 1. Tearle received a BS in agriculture education from Colorado State University.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

La Plata County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #02-19
Nicole Clark has accepted the position effective March 1. Nicole received a BS in cell and molecular biology from Fort Lewis College.

Rio Blanco County
Extension Director and Agent, Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, #19-19
Bill Ekstrom retired from this position September 3. The position is under review. It will be advertised soon.

TRI RIVER AREA

Montrose County
Area Extension Agent, Small Acreage Management, #TBD
The position is under review.

Regional

Extension Specialist, Small Acreage Management, #TBD
John Rizza resigned from this position February 11. The position is under review.

Extension Specialist, Viticulture, #12-19
Interviews are scheduled for April 4 and 5.

STATE STAFF

Assistant Director, Professional Development, #39-18
Negotiations are underway.

Director of Communications, #10-19
Negotiations are underway.

State Master Gardener Coordinator, #04-19
Negotiations are underway.

Extension State Specialist, Agricultural Economist, Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC), #15-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 18.

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

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Mari Johnson

Name: Mari Johnson

Title: Extension Agent – Natural Resources

Location: Jefferson County

Date of Hire: January 2019

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Belleville, Illinois but have since lived in Montana, Idaho, and now Colorado. I enjoy any time spent outdoors with my family especially activities that include my two mutts, Dixie and Boone. I also enjoy gardening, traveling, and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals!

Job Experience: Prior to working at CSU Extension, I worked for Colorado Open Lands, and Teton Regional Land Trust in natural resource management, land stewardship, and conservation.

Education:
2008 B.S Natural Resource Conservation Minor: Wildlife Biology, The University of Montana
2015 M.A.S. Environmental Policy and Management Emphasis: Natural Resource Management, University of Denver


Christine Prins

Name: Christine Prins

Title: Area Extension Program Associate – Horticulture

Location: Tri River Area – Mesa County

Date of Hire: January 2019

Personal Information: I am an avid outdoors person, especially skiing and mountain biking. I enjoy hiking and looking at native plants. I also enjoys baking and working on house projects and in the garden.

Job Experience: Before Extension, I coordinated lab courses at CSU for five years, worked one season with the National Park Service, and two years in environmental consulting.

Education:
2008 B.S. Biology, Calvin College
2011 M.S. Botany, Colorado State University


Melissa Tabke

Name: Melissa Tabke

Title: Area Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Location: Tri River Area – Mesa County

Date of Hire: January 2019

Personal Information: Originally, I am from Marcus, Iowa. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and cooking.

Job Experience: For the last 4 years, I worked for AgriCorps in Ghana and Liberia, working with 4-H programs. I spent two years in Ghana, teaching agriculture sciences, serving as a 4-H leader, and working in the Northern Region 4-H Ghana office. Then I moved to Liberia as AgriCorps’ Country Director to re-open the AgriCorps Fellowship program and work with 4-H Liberia’s national staff. While there, I worked with many different 4-H clubs and led 4-H leader and agent trainings as well as advocating for 4-H to the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Education. For fun, I taught at the University of Liberia and went to the beach. After 4 years in West Africa, it was time to move back to the US. Upon arrival back in the US, I spent a few months traveling around the US before landing in Mesa County.

Education:
2013 B.S. Animal Science, Texas Tech University
2014 M.S. Animal Science- Ruminant Nutrition emphasis, Texas Tech University