It is my pleasure to announce that Troy Bauder has accepted the position of assistant deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. Many of you know Troy well, who joined the college in 1996 and has served as a senior research associate and Extension water quality specialist in our Department of Soil and Crop Sciences since 2001.
Troy’s research and outreach focuses on environmental issues, especially in the areas of nutrient and irrigation management to prevent nonpoint pollution in irrigated agriculture; soil fertility management; soil salinity and irrigation water quality; and irrigation scheduling using soil moisture and evapotranspiration methodology. 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. Troy has extensive experience collaborating with partner agencies and advocacy groups supporting the agricultural industry and the water community.
Troy will work directly with research center managers, faculty, and staff across the state, enhancing communication between the centers and leveraging center resources and expertise to maximize our support for Colorado agriculture. I look forward to working with Troy in his new role and would encourage you to reach out to him, both to congratulate him on his new position and to help him identify research center needs and opportunities for collaboration.
Eugene F. Kelly
Deputy Director, Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station
Associate Dean for Extension