Research Center Conference – 2019

January 8-10, 2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2019 AES Research Center Conference. Use the links below to view the presentations.

Time Speaker Topic
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
1:00 – 1:30 Alan RudolphVice President for Research Welcome
1:30 – 2:00 Ajay Menon and Gene KellyDean and Deputy Director Welcome / New Employee Introductions
2:00 – 2:50 Russ SchumacherColorado State Climatologist Keynote
2:50 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Extension Panel:
Kathay Rennels, Moderator – Associate Vice President
Perry CabotResearch and Extension Leader
Adrian CardExtension Agent
CJ MucklowExtension Western Director
Ashley Stokes Assistant Vice President for Extension
Panel Discussion: AES ~ Extension Communications & Culture
4:00 – 5:00 Chris Staten and Ed PeyronninMarketing/Communications Coordinator and Director of Planning and Operations AES Communications with Local Communities and Website Updates
5:00 – 6:00 New Belgium Brewery Happy Hour
500 Linden Street
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7:30 – 8:00 CSU Photography Portraits and Group Photo
8:00 – 10:00 Michele NewhardTraining Specialist Understanding Generation Z
8:00 – 9:00 Gene Kelly and Troy Bauder Strategic Plan Review
9:00 – 9:30 Mary StrombergerDean of Graduate School Graduate Student Opportunities
9:30 – 10:00 Reagan WaskomDirector, CO Water Institute Irrigation Consortium – National Western Center
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 Amanda McQuadeCommunity Food Programs Coordinator Community Alliance Opportunities at Centers
10:45 – 12:00   Industry Panel:
Jan Leach – Moderator, Associate Dean for Research
Lanny HustonAgronomist, Nutrien
Mike OttoSenior Agriculturist, Western Sugar
Laura PottorffProgram Coordinator, CDA
Mark SponslerCEO, Colorado Corn
Industry Relevant Research
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Michele NewhardTraining Specialist Subtleties of Communication
1:00 – 2:00 Keith Paustian and Matt Stermer
Professor and Extension Specialist
COMET-Farm
2:00 – 3:00 Research Center Updates ARDEC
San Luis Valley
Western Colorado
3:00 – 5:00 Thia WalkerExtension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Worker Protection Safety (WPS) Update and Pesticide Applicator Training, R&D
5:30 – 8:00 Rio Grande Winter Celebration
149 W. Mountain Avenue
 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 Tour of Horticulture Center
1707 Centre Ave
9:00 – 10:00 Todd Gaines and Karl RavetAsst. Professor & Research Scientist Wheat and Weed Genomics
10:00 – 11:00 Microbiome Panel:
Gene Kelly, Moderator
Jessica MetcalfAssociate Professor
Pankaj TrivediAssistant Professor
Kelly WrightonAssistant Professor
Microbiome Panel
11:00 – 12:00 Jay HamProfessor Internet of Things of Sensing Technology
12:00 – 12:15 Gene Kelly Wrap Up
12:015- 1:30 Lunch (provided)
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