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Congratulations to . . .

Susan Baker was recognized by NIFA during the national EFNEP Coordinators Conference in March. Her Certificate of Appreciation read “for her strong leadership over the development, testing, and validation of nutrition question for the new Adult Behavior Checklist and for her commitment and dedication to meeting deadlines and ensuring project success.”

Sympathy to . . .

The family of Bill Peterson. Bill was the State 4-H Director for 6 years from 1994–2000. He was killed in a tragic accident on May 2 when he was out for a walk near his home. A truck driver had a seizure and lost control of his vehicle and ran over Bill. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Judy, at 1463 East Ganymede Dr., Tucson, AZ 85737.


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 Amount
Jeffrey Tranel (Primary PI); Norman Dalsted Colorado State Land Board Discovering Private Pasture Leases in Colorado, 2015 4/18/2016 $15,000


As of May 3, 2016
Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory is updated as of May 3, 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
Interviews are scheduled for May 31.

Boulder County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #07-16
Brenda Kwang has accepted the position effective July 6. Brenda is currently an Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock in Douglas County. Brenda has a B.S. in animal science, agricultural education, with a concentration in agricultural Extension education from CSU and a M.S. degree in agricultural sciences also from CSU.

Broomfield County
Extension Agent & Director, 4-H Youth Development (60% Time), #TBD
Holli Campbell has announced her resignation effective May 31, 2016. 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.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #08-16
Negotiations are underway.

Weld County
Extension Agent, Horticulture/Agriculture, #11-16
Interviews were held May 2-3.

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
Interviews are scheduled for May 23 and 24.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, #12-16
Interviews are scheduled for May 26 and 27.


Garfield County
Extension Agent, Ag/Natural Resources, #05-16
Kayla Hinkley has accepted the position effective May 23. Kayla will be graduating from CSU this month with a B.S. in animal science.

Regional Extension Specialist, Ag. And Business Management, #14-16
Interviews are scheduled for May 11 and 12.


CSU Campus
Assistant Director, Budgets and Finance, #09-16
Interviews will be held on campus on May 9.

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Engagement, #10-16 (internal search)
Yvonne Bridgeman has accepted the position effective May 9. Yvonne is currently the administrative assistant for the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and has worked at CSU for 15 years.

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Lori Bates at

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Briana Rockler

Name: Elizabeth (Marlena) Griesse
Title: Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Location: Crowley & Otero Counties
Date of Hire: May 2016

Personal Information: I grew up on my family’s ranch near Harrison, NE. My passion is creating programs that show the science in everyday activities and agriculture. In my free time, I enjoy finding new music, reading, road trips, and spending time with my animals.

Job Experience: Before working in Colorado Extension, I worked for Nebraska Extension as the 4-H Assistant for Sioux County and as an Ag Inspector for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Division.

2010 B.S. Agricultural Business – Farm and Ranch Management, Minor: Animal Science – Beef Production, University of Wyomingy

Kelly Roesch

Name: Kelly Roesch
Title: Southeast Area Extension Agent, Agronomy/Cropping Systems
Location: Prowers County
Date of Hire: May 2016

Personal Information: I was born and raised on an irrigated farm in McClave, Colorado. I enjoy working on my small farming operation and raising Angus cattle. My wife and I spend a great deal of time following our sons in their high school sports and FFA activities.

Job Experience: After graduating from Colorado State University I worked at Sure Crop Care in Wiley, Colorado applying fertilizer and herbicide. I then spent seven years as the Vice-President/Loan Officer at McClave State Bank. For the past twelve years I was the Farm Manager for Pure Cycle Corporation where I handled the leasing operations for over 60 farms totaling 17,000 acres.

1994 Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Education: Colorado State University
1995 Master of Agriculture, Agriculture Sciences: Colorado State University