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UAVs in Multi-Disciplinary Agricultural Research and Outreach: Cutting-Edge Technology for Real World Challenges

The internship will support researchers and extension professionals utilizing drone technology to develop innovative management strategies that allow producers to optimize production, reduce costs, and protect the environment. The team will utilize the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drone) around two primary Research Foci in regard to challenging issues in Western Colorado, such as the need for …

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Insect frass in vegetable production

Research/outreach project goals and objectives: 1. Share the impacts of insect waste products (i.e. frass) on vegetable crop yields, germination, and quality. 2. Conduct additional germination experiments in the greenhouse. 3. Describe peat alternatives for controlled environment vegetable crop producers that meet their media and fertility needs. 4. Disseminate research results by writing two fact …

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Community Food-Systems Internship

The intern will be responsible for two primary projects: Harvest-Leader Program: Develop a program template enabling dedicated volunteers to support UpRoot Colorado’s food-recovery initiative and support UpRoot’s gleaning & food-systems coordinators. The student-intern will develop training guidelines for the program, as well as identify a group of core volunteers to field-test the program, including helping …

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Addressing Misinformation about Pandemic Disease in Colorado

The goal of this project is to support community-based research on misinformation around pandemic disease in Colorado. The intern will be responsible for working with extension agents to identify members in the community who can speak to recent experiences with pandemic disease misinformation. Potential stakeholders include community leaders from business, education, public health, and technology …

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Native Bee Watch Community Science – Education and Outreach Internship

The overall goal of this internship is to immerse the student in all aspects of Extension educational programming and coordination, and applied research related to the Native Bee Watch Community Science program. This internship will focus on the education and outreach components of Native Bee Watch including: 1) coordinating the community science volunteers, 2) delivering …

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Evaluating and Strengthening Grow & Give Community Engagement

The intern will help Grow & Give respond to community-identified needs concerning food security and social connectedness. The intern will work remotely and in-person with the statewide Grow & Give Steering Committee to improve the program’s evaluation tools and strengthen its community engagement. Specifically, the intern will: 1. Understand the current evaluation, marketing, and communication …

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Identifying technical gaps and needs for livestock producers and meat processors in Northwestern Colorado

Internship goals: Complete a needs assessment, using surveys and focus groups, to identify techincal needs, skills gaps, and training opportunties for meat processors and livestock producers in Routt and Moffatt Counties Convene listening sessions with livestock producers, meat processors, and associated community ag members to determine technical challenges that are impeding the livestock and meat …

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EFNEP Peer Educator Training Development

Colorado EFNEP is revising our nationally used Eating Smart • Being Active HEAL curriculum and educator training resources to incorporate the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Eating Smart • Being Active lessons feature hands-on recipe preparation to encourage participants to prepare more meals and snacks at home, avoid convenience foods and limit eating out. EFNEP …

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