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The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains.

The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains to provide citizens with valued Extension resources.

Job Vacancy #31-21 Area Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences

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. 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, November 1, 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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2021 Eastern Colorado Crop Production Conference

Colorado State University Extension is offering the 2021 Eastern Colorado Crop Production Conference online, via Zoom. Starting on November 30th through December 10th, Tuesday to Friday, there will be two one-hour webinars from 9 to 11 am (Mountain Standard Time). The webinar series will feature different presentations on soil and crop management, precision agriculture, irrigation, and integrated pest management. Crop consultants may earn up to 16 continuing education units (CEU). Commercial pesticide applicators may earn category credits on Agriculture Insect Control (101), Plant Disease (102), and Agriculture Weed Control (103). The registration fees for the webinar series will be $80 per person, which includes 16 CEUs. Fees per webinar or CEU will be $10. Stay tuned for more information on the agenda and registration.

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Langelo Receives Horticulture Acheivement Award

The Golden Plains Area Extension Horticulture Agent, Linda Langelo has been awarded the Lois Woodward Paul Memorial Award for outstanding horticulture achievements in her horticulture career. The award is given by the Professional Gardener Program started by Pierre DuPont, the founder and creator of Longwood Gardens. The alumni of the program vote on nominees to decide who should receive the award based on their horticulture achievements. The Executive Director, Patti Tingle, of the Holly Foundation located in Salisbury, Maryland nominated Linda for the award. Here is some of what she had to share with the alumni: “Known to me for over 30 years, Linda Langelo is an exceptional example of who has devoted their life interest and career to making the field of horticulture accessible to others. I first became acquainted with Linda when she volunteered her time to educate youth and adults with physical disabilities and cognitive delays in gaining hands-on experience and understanding of the world of plants and their care. She shared freely and patiently with each and later developed a Landscape Manual for our facilities with a one-acre therapeutic garden before relocating out of the state - a great loss to our programs.”

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