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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 March, 2017  
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
Gary Lohr USDA-ERS Development of Business Rules for the Animal Products CoSD $25,000
Ron Meyer Texas A & M University Insecticide Effectiveness for TX-KS Sunflower Moth Control $4,750
James Robb USDA-APHIS Review of Swine Indemnity Calculator $50,000
The Personnel Directory is updated as of October 3, 2017. 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 October 3, 2017

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Adams County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #28-17
This search is being re-advertised with an October 3 deadline.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #23-17
Interviews are scheduled for October 17 & 18.

Extension County Director, #22-17
Interviews are scheduled for November 6 & 7.

El Paso County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, #TBD
Briana Rockler announced her resignation effective August 31. This position is under review.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #TBD
Lisa Sholten resigned this position effective September 5, 2017. This position is under review.

Larimer County
Extension County Director, #13-17
Search ended without a hire. It will be re-advertised soon as #01-18.

Site Coordinator, FLTI, 0.75 FTE, #21-17
Lisa Auer has accepted the position effective October 9. Lisa has more than 16 years’ experience, working with families with a strong commitment to providing equal opportunities to diverse populations on a community level. She has a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Weld County
Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development .45FTE, Endowed, #TBD
Augusta Ahlm resigned this position effective June 29. This position is under review.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Custer County
Extension Director, #30-17
This position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Logan County
Extension Agent, Agriculture & 4-H Youth Development, #27-17
The search committee is reviewing the applications. Interviews are scheduled for November 2 & 3.

Park County
Extension County Director, #TBD
This position is under review. Deb Lester announced her retirement effective September 5, 2017.

Golden Plains Area

Yuma County
Area Extension Agent, Livestock, #02-18
The position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Southeast Area

Bent County
Area Extension Agent, Family Consumer Science/4-H Youth Development, #26-17
Interviews are scheduled for October 9 & 10.

Otero and Crowley Counties
Area Extension Agent, Family Consumer Science, #25-17
The search committee is reviewing the applications.

Prowers County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #19-17
Megan Seltzer has accepted the position effective October 5. Megan has a B.S. in agricultural education from Colorado State University. Most recently she has worked as a ranch manager at SAKB Boer Goats ranch.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Jackson County
Extension Agent & Director, Ag, 4-H Youth Development/FCS #TBD
Debbie Alpe has announced her retirement effective March 31, 2018. This position is under review.

Routt County
Extension Agent & Director, FCS & 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Karen Massey has announced her retirement effective October 31. This position is under review. Todd Hagenbuch is Interim Director.

San Miguel/W. Montrose Counties
Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, .6FTE, #29-17
This position is being advertised with an October 5 deadline.

STATE STAFF

Colorado 4-H Foundation
Colorado 4-H Foundation, Director, #TBD
Gary Small has announced his retirement effective October 31. This position is under review.

State 4-H Office
Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, STEM and K-12, #17-17
Negotiations are underway.

Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Volunteer Leadership, #24-17
Interviews are scheduled for November 2 & 3.

Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC), Lakewood, CO
Extension State Specialist, Senior Economist, #20-17
The search committee is reviewing the applications.

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


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Seth Urbanowitz

Name: Seth Urbanowitz

Title: Area Extension Agent, Agronomy

Location: Tri-River Area – Delta County

Date of Hire: August 2017

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Rockton, IL. I enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling with my wife, gardening and working on houses.

Job Experience: I have worked as an agronomist for a farmers’ cooperative in Oregon, an Extension educator in Nevada, and a graduate research assistant in South Dakota. I obtained invaluable research experience at the southeast research farm, outreach experience with University of Nevada and production/consulting experience in Oregon.

Education:
2007 B.S. Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
2011 M.S. Agricultural and Extension Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2012 M.S. Plant Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.