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Save the date!

The 2019 Annual Extension Retiree Social will be a LUNCHEON on Friday, June 14 at the Pelican Lakes Club House, 1600 Pelican Lakes Point, Windsor, CO 80550. Social time begins at 10:30 am and the Fajita Buffet Bar is at noon followed by some fun activities and attendee drawings. A golf course tour is available after drawings. Current Extension Employees are also invited to attend. This will be a great way for you to visit with previous colleagues who you have not seen since they retired. Registration is $30 per person, due by Tuesday, June 4. Epsilon Sigma Phi – Zeta Chapter is collecting registration. Email or call Executive Secretary Luann Boyer at or 970-768-0322 and she will email you the registration form.

Sympathies to…

The family of Hugh Winn who passed away on July 2, 2018. He worked for CSU Extension for about 25 years. Obituary can be found using the link.

Welcome to…

Julie Hill, Karla Cortez, and Kaylie McKenna as new Extension State Classified employees. Julie started as an Administrative Assistant in El Paso County on April 8. Karla is also serving as an Administrative Assistant for El Paso County as of April 15. Kaylie started as the Human Resource Technician for the State Extension Administration Office on April 24. Great to have you all!


New Extension Awards
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
John Spring – PI National Sunflower Association Influence of rainfall,
03/01/2019 – 02/28/2020

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

The Personnel Directory is updated as of May 3, 2019. If you are interested in a hard copy, go to then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

Be sure to check out our new colleagues this month.


As of May 1, 2019


Broomfield County
Extension Agent, Horticulture (0.5 FTE), #13-19
Negotiations are underway.

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #09-19
Interviews were held on April 30 and May 1.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #16-19
Interviews are scheduled for June 4 and 5.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #18-19
This is a new position. It is under review.

El Paso County
Extension Director, #20-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of May 14.

Extension Program Associate, Colorado Master Gardener, Horticulture (0.5 FTE), #25-19
This is a new position. It is under review.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Outreach & Enrichment, #21-19
Reid Sweetkind will be resigning June 28. This position is being advertised with a deadline of May 28.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #17-19
The position closed on April 23. The committee is reviewing applications.


Lincoln County
Extension Director and Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, #26-19
Travis Taylor accepted a position in Yuma County effective June 3. This position is under review.

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #14-19
Interviews are scheduled for May 28 and 29.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #11-19
This was a failed search. The position is under review.


Kit Carson County
Area Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, 4-H Youth Development, #24-19
This position will be advertised soon.


Rio Blanco County
Extension Director and Agent, Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, #19-19
Interviews are scheduled for June 5 and 6.


Montrose County
Area Extension Agent, Agriculture/Agriculture Marketing, #22-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of May 7.


Extension Specialist, Small Acreage Management, #TBD
The position is under review.

Extension Specialist, Viticulture, #12-19
Negotiations are underway.


Extension State Specialist, Agricultural Economist, Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC), #15-19
Tyler Cozzens has accepted the position effective July 8. Tyler received a BS in business management, a BS in construction management, a MS in agriculture and resource economics, and his PhD in agriculture and resource economics from Colorado State University.

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Engagement and Director of Extension, #23-19
Interviews were held on May 1.

NEW! All items for Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Kaylie McKenna at

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Jacki Costello

Name: Jacki M. Costello

Title: Administrative Assistant II

Location: Livestock Marketing Information Center

Date of Hire: March 2019

Personal Information: I am a fourth generation native to Colorado. I enjoy gardening and taking care of my backyard chickens. I am married with two kids, and we love camping and taking road trips.

Job Experience: Prior to coming to LMIC, I worked in the legal field and as a Contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy.

1993 B.A. Sociology and Anthropology, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Jennifer Adams

Name: Jennifer Adams

Title: Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Location: Park County

Date of Hire: April 2019

Personal Information: I moved to Colorado 11 years ago from the East Bay Area of California. I have three awesome kids through adoption who cannot wait to be old enough to be livestock members of 4-H. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats who will probably become project animals as well. I have been the Cake and Specialty Foods leader for Park County 4-H for the past 5 years and also volunteer as the Park County Fair Royalty Program Coordinator.

Job Experience: I began working in my family’s hardware store at age 5 in California and did that until age 30 when I decided to follow my passion and went back to school for Culinary Arts. I worked as a Pastry Chef at Bronco Stadium, The Convention Center and the Red Rocks Country Club, and then as the opening Sous Chef for the Wild Game in Evergreen.

2011 B.A Food & Beverage Management; Pastry arts minor, The Art Institute of Colorado