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Weld County extension names new horticulture/agriculture agent

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Amy Lentz

The Weld County office of Colorado State University Extension announced Amy Lentz the new horticulture/agriculture extension agent. This position is designed to develop opportunities for education for homeowners, small acreage owners and farmers in the county, according to a news release.

Lentz also will coordinate the Weld County Colorado Master Gardener program, which has about 50 participants in the area.

The horticulture/agriculture extension agent is a new position for the Weld office. Previous to Lentz's hiring, Carrie Shimada held the position, but it was only a part-time job. Keith Maxey, director of Weld County Extension, said since Weld is such a hub for agriculture, it was time to add an ag-specific position, which is why he combined the horticulture position and a new agriculture position.

Lentz, who graduated with a bachelor's in natural resource conservation and management and a master's in plant and soil science in horticulture from the University of Kentucky, will begin at Weld County Extension July 1. Her last position was at the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.

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