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April 2012

Best wishes to . . .

Gloria Balfour (Dare to Be You Program) who retired on February 29, 2012. Best wishes to Gloria in retirement!

Sympathy to . . .

Linda Langelo (Golden Plains Area). Her mother passed away on March 9, 2012.

Congratulations to . . .

Barbara Shaw, Western Region STEM Specialist, received $10,000 from the El Pomar Foundation for 4-H Stem Programming in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata and Montezuma counties.

Keep in your thoughts . . .

Trent Hollister, 4-H Agent in Montrose County, and his wife, Janelle, lost their home to a house fire. Trent, Janelle and their animals all got out of the fire safely, however the home is a complete loss. Donations may be made to the Hollister Donation Fund. If you would like to make a donation to this fund, you may either visit your local Wells Fargo Bank or call the Delta branch at 970-874-9701

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

InvestigatorsSponsorTitleAward Date
Amount
Nancy Porter (Primary PI); Laura BellowsUSDA-NIFA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture Small Steps to Health and Wealth (SSHW) Rural Pilot Program3/19/2012$45,365
Shauna Woods (Primary PI)Purdue University2012-2013 Military-Extension Adventure Camp3/22/2012$199,934

$245,299

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of April 1, 2012
Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory has been updated as of April 1, 2012. If you are interested in a hard copy of the Directory click on: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/cedirectory/ then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

 

Be sure to check out our new colleagues on the last page of this newsletter.

NORTHERN REGION – JoAnn Powell

Adams County
Extension Agent, Horticulture/Agriculture, #12-12
This position is being advertised. The deadline for applications is April 13.

Arapahoe County
Extension Director, #13-12
This position is being advertised. The deadline for applications is April 18.

Clear Creek County
Extension Agent and Director, #08-12
Interviews took place March 27 and 28. Negotiations are underway.

Denver County
Extension Agent/Horticulture, #09-12
This position closed on March 21. Applications are being reviewed by the search committee.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #14-12 **SPECIAL FUNDED**
This position is being advertised. The deadline for applications is April 20.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #06-12
Lisa Sholten has accepted this position. She will start April 9. Lisa grew up in Garfield County and was in 4-H for 10 years. She has a B.A. in elementary education with a bilingual/bicultural emphasis in Spanish from the University of Northern Colorado, and a master’s degree in education from Heritage University. Most recently she has been a teacher at Jefferson County Public Schools in Jefferson County.

Weld County
Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #03-12
Larry Hooker has accepted this position. He will start on April 19. Larry Hooker is well known for his work in Arapahoe County since 2000. Larry will be doing the same great work; he’ll just be doing it in Weld County.

SOUTHERN REGION – Bill Nobles

Park County
Extension Director, #04-12
4-H Youth Development & Family Consumer Sciences
OR 4-H Youth Development & Agriculture & Natural Resources

Deborah Lester has accepted this position and will start June 1. Deb is well known for her work as an agent in the Southeast Area, covering 7 counties. Congratulations Deb on your new position.

Southeast Area – Cheyenne & Kiowa Counties
Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development, #11-12
This position closed on March 30. The search committee is reviewing the applicant materials. Interviews have been scheduled for May.

WESTERN REGION – C.J. Mucklow

Archuleta County
Extension Agent and Director
4-H Youth Development/Agriculture & Natural Resources, #05-12

Elizabeth (Liz) Haynes has accepted this position and will start April 9. Liz was born and raised in Illinois, where she was a 4-H member. She has 13 years of experience working at the University of Illinois Extension. She has a B.A. in biological sciences and environmental studies from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois and a M.S. in herpetology and conservation biology from Illinois State University.

Moffat County
Extension Agent and Director
4-H Youth Development/Agriculture/Horticulture, #10-12

This position closed on March 23. The search committee is reviewing the applicant materials. Interviews have been scheduled for May 17.

STATE STAFF
No openings at this time.

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All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to:

Lori Bates
Colorado State University Extension
4040 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-4040
lori.bates@colostate.edu







Ann Randall

Name: R. Todd Hagenbuch

Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture

Location: Routt County

Date of Hire: March 2012

Personal Information: I’m the proud father of two children, ages 4 and 18 months. My wife has recently been named the Ag Appraiser for the Routt County Assessor’s office, so we now get to drive to work together and discuss what constitutes legitimate agriculture uses on land (that should be fun!). We live in the small town of Phippsburg, about 25 miles south of Steamboat Springs.

Job Experience: : I worked for several years at Northeastern Junior College before returning to work on my family’s ranch near Steamboat. I’ve had opportunities to work part-time, off-ranch as well, managing a small historic preservation non-profit in Routt County and, most recently, serving US Senator Michael Bennet as his NW Colorado Regional Rep for the past three years.

Education:
1996 AGS Northeastern Junior College
1996 B.S. Farm and Ranch Management, CSU
Working on MS in Organization Leadership at Regis University

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Brandon Creamer

Name: Elizabeth Haynes (Liz)

Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Natural Resources and County Extension Director

Location: Archuleta County

Date of Hire: April 2012

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Rock Island County, Illinois, where I was also a 4-H member. My son Ethan and I enjoy spending time outdoors: camping, hiking, fishing, gardening and wildlife viewing. We are both looking forward to Ethan starting kindergarten this fall! I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Job Experience: Prior to my employment with Colorado Extension, I was employed for 13 years with the University of Illinois Extension. My Extension career began as a Natural Resources/Zoology Educator for Rock Island County, Illinois in 1999. After developing the first Illinois Master Naturalist chapter/program in 2005, I soon led the program statewide. I enjoyed the last 4.5 years of my tenure as the Illinois Master Naturalist Program Coordinator, expanding the program from 1 to 24 counties.

Education:
1998 M.S. Herpetology & Conservation Biology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
1994 B.A. Biological Sciences & Environmental Studies, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

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