Join CSU Water Researchers on Tuesday, October 16th from 1-4:30pm at the Steamboat Springs Community Center to learn what research CSU is doing on water and help influence what research projects happen next.
For more information, call the office at 970-879-0825 or email Todd Hagenbuch by CLICKING HERE
(Subject to change)
1pm: What research has CSU been doing on water?
- Troy Bauder: Colorado Water institute, Extension and Ag Experiment Station (AES), CSU Ft. Collins
- Joe Brummer: Associate Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, CSU Ft. Collins
- Perry Cabot: Colorado Water Institute, Extension and AES, West Slope
- Amanda McQuade: Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief, AES, Orchard Mesa
- Reza Keshavarz: Research and Extension Agronomist, Western Colorado AES, Fruita
- Kathleen Russell: Manager and Lead Research Scientist for AES, Yellow Jacket
- Frank Stonaker: Manager and Lead Research Scientist for AES, Rogers Mesa
3pm: Roundtable conversation
- What research that CSU is doing surprised you?
- What research do you think will be most helpful to your situation?
- What new research would be most helpful to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Colorado?
- What partnerships can we look at for new research opportunities?
4:15: Wrap up, closing comments
Troy Bauder. Troy is the Assistant deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. He is also an Extension water quality specialist in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. He also conducts a research program focused on agro-environmental issues, especially in the areas of nutrient and irrigation management, soil fertility management, soil salinity and irrigation water quality, and irrigation scheduling. He is a certified crop advisor for the American Society of Agronomy and is a member of that society as well as the Soil Science Society of America and the Soil Water Conservation Society. In his current position, he works directly with research center managers, faculty, and staff across the state, enhancing communication between the centers and leveraging center resources and expertise to maximize CSU support for Colorado agriculture.
Joe Brummer. Joe is an Associate Professor and Extension Forage Specialist in the CSU Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. He is responsible for statewide educational programs involving hay and forage production. His research focuses on integrated resource management, ruminant nutrition, range/pasture livestock management, small acreage management, CRP, forage and hay crops, irrigation management and weed management.
Perry Cabot. Perry is the Research and Extension Leader for the Western Colorado Research Center at Fruita, CO. He currently oversees research on irrigation water conservation, agricultural water use efficiency, sustainable and alternative cropping systems and water outreach programs for the Colorado Water Institute on the Western Slope.
Amanda McQuade. Amanda is the Coordinator of the Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief for Western Colorado Research Center at Orchard Mesa, CO. Her educational and professional background is in the biological sciences. As the coordinator of the Community Alliance, she is most actively involved in efforts to increase science education opportunities in the community and improve people’s access to healthy food.
Reza Keshavarz. Reza is the Research and Extension Agronomist for the Western Colorado Research Center at Fruita, CO. His applied and field-oriented research and extension program aims to improve sustainability and profitability of the farming systems in western Colorado while seeking environmental protection. Intensification and diversification of the cropping system, conservation soil management practices, cover cropping, nutrient and fertilizer use management, and water use productivity are among the topics studied in his program.
Kathleen Russell. Kathleen is the Manager and Lead Research Scientist for the Southwestern Colorado Research Center at Yellow Jacket, CO. She oversees a research program that focuses on aspects of grain and oilseed crop production such as population studies, chemical analysis, hybrid and cultivar yield trials, breeding trials and soil fertility studies in the high altitudes of southwestern Colorado. Additionally, she is responsible for experimental design, planting, maintenance, fertilizer prescriptions, herbicide applications, and the harvest of research trials. She is a member of the Agronomy Science of America, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America.
Frank Stonaker. Frank is the Manager and Lead Research Scientist for the Rogers Mesa Research Center at Hotchkiss, CO. He oversees a research program that focuses on aspects of tree fruit production and physiology, as well as cover crops, spatiality crops, organic agriculture and irrigation.