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

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43-22 Extension Director & Livestock Agent, Morgan County

The Extension Director and Agent of Morgan County is a local representative of Colorado State University, works under the supervision of the Extension Regional Director and will provide leadership and organization in the development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of livestock industry educational programs for adults and youth focusing on Morgan County and assisting in other counties as appropriate. A completed master’s degree is required. The degree must have been conferred in agriculture, livestock production, animal science, or a closely related field. For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, May 15, 2022. 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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#37-22 Extension Regional Specialist, Expanded Rural Engagement

The Extension Regional Specialist, Expanded Rural Engagement will serve as a key member of a statewide team to guide Colorado State University’s collaborative work with communities to respond to opportunities and challenges facing rural Colorado. Colorado State University’s Expanded Rural Engagement program serves as a catalyst within the Courageous Strategic Transformation of CSU for supporting thriving, sustainable communities, and a flourishing humanity in rural communities across Colorado. Specific goals of the Expanded Rural Engagement program include Accessible Education—increasing college readiness, local access, enrollment in higher education, and scholarships for students living in rural Colorado; Improved Health—focusing on mental health, aging health, and preventative health; Vibrant Communities—expanding community leadership, creating connections to local histories and cultures through visual and performing arts, and supporting community problem solving through civil dialogue; Thriving Economy—increasing vitality of rural businesses and increasing broadband access.

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Drought Leadership Training

CSU Extension, in partnership with the USDA Climate Hub, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and other organizations, recently completed a 5-part series on drought management with an in-person workshop outside of Fort Morgan at the Riverview Event Center. This event covered drought planning for agricultural operations, as well as a workshop on stress management and mental health, provided by AgWell, a new program out of Rocky Mountain Farmer’s Union. Participants of the in-person training received the “train the trainer” portion of the Changing our Mental and Emotional Trajectory “COMET” training from AgWell instructor Clinton Wilson. As far as next steps, the group will launch a program in summer 2022, that provides incentives for producers who make a written drought plan. For more information on drought planning or the upcoming incentives program, contact Retta Bruegger, Ron Meyer, or Todd Ballard.

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