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Job Vacancy #12-21 Area Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences

Colorado State University Extension Golden Plains Area, Phillips County, Holyoke, CO. Colorado State University Extension and the Northeast Region are seeking a professional with the experience and skills to lead a diverse and inclusive Family and Consumer Science program. A completed bachelor’s is required for this position. Degree must have been conferred in family and consumer sciences, food science and human nutrition, public health, food safety, financial resource management, human development, or closely related field. Course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of family and consumer science topic and program areas. A successful candidate without a completed master’s will be required to complete a master’s degree relevant to their Extension position within 5 years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Vice President of Engagement and Extension. For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, May 24, 2021. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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CSU 2021 Wheat Field Days

There is nothing like seeing new wheat varieties growing in the field and attending a wheat variety tour in person! Colorado Wheat Field Days let farmers see new and traditional varieties side-by-side in our variety trial plots. The lineup of speakers include Dr. Jerry Johnson, CSU Crops Testing; Dr. Esten Mason, CSU wheat breeder; Brad Erker, Executive Director of Colorado Wheat; Laura Pottorff, CSU seed programs. The field days will be held on Thursday, June 10th at Walsh, Lamar, and Brandon; June 11th at Burlington and Genoa; June 14th at Orchard and Roggen; and June 15th at Julesburg, Holyoke, and Yuma. The Akron site is tentatively set for June 16th and will depend on COVID restrictions. The flyer with the full schedule and directions can be found on our website at Plan to attend. Mark it down on your calendars! Click More Information for detailed location information for the Golden Plains Area sites.

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Launch of the Holyoke Special Needs Gardens

Funding for a special needs fruit and vegetable garden has been approved at Holyoke High school. This garden will provide an afterschool activity for students enrolled in exceptional student education (ESE) programs. The program will promote food security within the community as well. General education students are invited to help the ESE students to earn volunteer hours as well. The gardening program will launch with a distribution of starter plants to be grown independently over the summer. These plants will be germinated in the high school’s greenhouse this spring. ESE teacher Nancy Miles, FFA sponsor Shauna Strecker, and Principal Angela Powell will be the key personnel from HHS. Area Horticulture Agent Linda Langelo, Area Agronomy Agent Todd Ballard, and Logan county director Brian Kailey will be the active participants from CSU. Special thanks to the sponsors who allowed for the launch of this garden. The Heginbotham Trust has provided financial support and Bomgaars Supply has provided seed.

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