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Sympathies to…

The sister, Gisele Jefferson and the family of Mary Jane Ward, former Extension Agent, FCS, in Las Animas County, passed away on Friday August 31, 2018. After a long battle with M.S. Services will be held Saturday 10:00 am in the Branson School Gym, in Branson, CO. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: https://msfocus.org/donate.aspx or my mail: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; National Headquarters; 6520 N. Andrews Ave; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33909-2132. You may send condolences to the family at: Will Ward, 69908 CR 7.5, Branson, CO 81027.

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. 

No awards submitted this month.

The Personnel Directory is updated as of September 11, 2018. 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 September 11, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Boulder County
Extension Director, #16-18 #29-18
Negotiations are underway.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Outreach #30-18
Lisa Terry has accepted the position effective October 15. Lisa has a B.S. in family and consumer sciences from the University of Central Arkansas and a M.S. in curriculum & instruction/interdisciplinary studies from Montana State University in Billings.

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
The position is under review.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, Natural Resources, #38-18
Barbara Fahey retired August 31. The position is under review.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #35-18
The position is under review.

Weld County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #27-18
Amber Webb has accepted the position effective September 10. Amber has a B.A. in sociology and a B.S. in food sciences and human nutrition from Colorado State University, and a M.A. in food studies from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Custer County
Extension Director, #36-18
The position will be advertised soon with a deadline for October 4.

Elbert County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Natural Resources, #24-18
William Wilkins has accepted the position effective October 1. William has a B.S. in soil resources and conservation from Colorado State University, and a M.S. in natural resources management from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #32-18
Interviews are scheduled for October 4 and 5.

Park County
Extension Director, Agriculture/Horticulture/Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences, #28-18
Barbie Garnett has accepted the position effective September 17. Barbie has a B.A. in fashion design/product development from Stephens College, Columbia, MO. and a M.A. in agricultural sciences from Colorado State University.

Northeast Regional Engagement Center or Pueblo Regional Office Location TBD
Regional Extension Specialist, Range, #26-18
Annie Overlin has accepted the position effective September 3. Annie has a B.S. in botany from Colorado State University, and a M.S. in animal and rangeland from the University of Nevada, Reno.

GOLDEN PLAINS AREA

Yuma County
Area Extension Agent, Livestock, #TBD
The position is under review.

SOUTHEAST AREA

Baca County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture, #31-18
Interviews are scheduled on September 17 & 18.

Cheyenne County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
The position is under review.

Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, #TBD
The position is under review. 

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #18-18 #33-18
The position was closed without hire. Interviews are scheduled on September 28.

Rio Blanco County
Extension Director, #TBD
The position is under review.

TRI RIVER AREA

Mesa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #34-18
The position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Extension Coordinator, Horticulture #TBD
The position is under review.

STATE STAFF

Extension Director, Outreach & Engagement, #37-18
The position is under review.

State Colorado Master Gardener Coordinator, #TBD
The position is under review.

Extension Assistant Director, Professional Development, #39-18
Judith Barth is retiring effective October 31, 2018. The position is under review.

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

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Jessica Counts

Name: Jessica Counts

Title: Extension Director & Agent – Agriculture, Horticulture, and 4-H Youth Development

Location: Moffat County

Date of Hire: June 2018

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Siskiyou County, California, and I have lived in Moffat County for 12 years. I am a jack of all trades! I enjoy my horses, sheep, gardening, cooking, camping, fishing, and various art mediums. Most of all, I love living and laughing with my favorite people: my husband, Frank, our son, Cashton, and our daughter, Francesca.

Job Experience: Prior to working for CSU, I have spent the majority of my career in the oil and gas industry, working in environmental compliance. I also have experience working for local and federal government agencies, specializing in rangeland management and invasive species management.

Education:
2007 B.S. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, Soil Science and Reclamation Ecology Minors, University of Wyoming


Kim Peters

Name: Kim Peters

Title: Extension Agent – Agriculture and 4-H Youth Development

Location: Las Animas County

Date of Hire: July 2018

Personal Information: I was raised on a commercial cow/calf ranching operation in west Texas. I lived in the Texas panhandle most of my life, and have recently relocated to Trinidad. I enjoy being in the mountains, live music, yoga, photography, graphic design, and learning all I can about rangeland ecology.

Job Experience: During my undergraduate degree, I worked for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station as a student worker, as well as at the Texas 4-H Center working camps during the summer. During my master’s degree, I worked in the dean’s office of the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources as a college recruiter. After graduating with my master’s degree, I was hired as the Extension Agent for 4-H & Youth Development in Randall County, in the Texas panhandle. After three years in this position, I went back to school and took a position as an Extension Assistant in the Department of Ecosystems Science and Management at Texas A&M.

Education:
2009 B.S. Interdisciplinary Agriculture, Natural Resources Management Minor, Texas Tech University
2011 M.S. Agricultural Education, Texas Tech University


Erin Durant

Name: Erin Durant

Title: Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences

Location: Gunnison County

Date of Hire: August 2018

Personal Information: Though I’ve lived in the Gunnison Valley for the past couple of years, I’m originally from South Carolina and moved to Colorado from Chattanooga, Tennessee. I enjoy exploring the many wonders that the Gunnison Country has to offer and getting to know the people of this valley.

Job Experience: Before working with CSU Extension, I held a wide range of positions. I spent five seasons working for the National Park Service. I also worked in private land conservation, taught environmental education, guided adventure trips, and managed a small family farm.

Education:
2009 B.S. Environment and Natural Resources, Minor in Crop and Soil Environmental Science, Clemson University


John Stolzle

Name: John Stolzle

Title: Extension Agent – Horticulture

Location: Jefferson County

Date of Hire: August 2018

Personal Information: I am looking forward to working with the enthusiastic CSU extension and Jeffco team! I grew up in Kansas, worked as on-air radio personality while studying for my undergraduate degree and, upon graduation from KU, lived abroad in Southern Brazil for a little over two years. On warm weekends, I am likely to be outside exploring the mountain wilderness. I am also currently in search of the ‘ideal’ sourdough bread starter.

Job Experience: Prior to working at the CSU extension, I managed an arthropod research lab in Brazil where my team and I conducted botanical studies and bioassays. I also worked with sustainable land use and development.

Education:
2009 B.A. Environmental Studies, University of Kansas
2017 MSc. Agriculture and Environment, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil