Research Center Conference – 2018

January 9-11, 2018

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 AES Research Center Conference. Use the links below to view the presentations.

Time Speaker Topic
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
1:00 – 1:30 Alan Rudolph
Vice President for Research
Welcome
1:30 – 2:00 Ajay Menon and Gene Kelly
Dean and Deputy Director
Welcome / New Employee Introductions
2:00 – 3:00 Jennifer Bornhoft and James Pritchett
Mike Bartolo and Troy Bauder
Greg Litus and Troy Bauder
Frank Stonaker and Gene Kelly
Facilities Updates
3:00 – 4:00 Tour of ARDEC
4:00 – 5:00 Research Center Updates ARDEC
Arkansas Valley Research Center
Plainsman Research Center
Plant Growth Facility
San Luis Valley Research Center
Southwestern Colorado Research Center
Western Colorado Research Center – Fruita
Western Colorado Research Center – Orchard Mesa
5:00 – 6:00 Catered Reception
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:30 CSU Photography Portraits
8:00 – 10:00 Gene Kelly Strategic Planning
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:30 Gene Kelly Strategic Planning
11:30 – 12:00 Ashley Stokes
Assistant Vice President for Engagement
Extension Update
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 2:00 Greg Graff, Becca Jablonski, and Dawn Thilmany
Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Professor
Colorado Blueprint of Food and Ag Results
2:00 – 3:00 Daren Harmel
Director of the USDA-ARS Center
Keynote: Intersection of ARS and AES
3:00 Free Time or Optional Colorado State Stadium Tour at 3:30 p.m.
5:30 – 8:00 Holiday Celebration
Thursday, January 11, 2018
8:00 – 9:30 Thia Walker
Extension Specialist
Pesticide Applicators Update
9:30 – 10:15 Jason Kosovski
Director of Communications
Webpage Management
Joanna Holliday and Paul Cudmore
Director of HR and Accounting Tech
Workforce Options
10:15 – 11:00 Ed Peyronnin
Director of IT
FSAS
Catherine Douras and Cliff Schulenburg
Grant Facilitators
Navigating Grants
11:00 – 11:150 Break
11:15 – 11:45 Greg Perry and Paula Mills
Professor and Project Manager
National Western Center – Urban Agricultural Experiment Station
11:45 – 12:00 Gene Kelly
Deputy Director of AES
Wrap-up
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (provided)
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