Community inspired. Purpose driven.
My name is Sean Short, and I am 35 years old. Yes, that is my real name. I was born in Fort Collins, Co and went to school in Evans, Co. I started at Dos Rios and went on to Chappelow and the infamous John Evans, may it rest in…
I was a Cub Scout in Pack 40 and Boy Scout in Troop 50 though I never made Eagle Scout due to changing family dynamics. I spent the later years living in different Colorado towns before I went off and failed my first attempt at college in Pueblo. I wasn’t ready, and it took several more years before I went back to get an agriculture degree at the University of Hawai’i. I learned about the molecular worlds of water and plant science. I know, it seems strange learning agriculture across the ocean when it is so prolific at home in Northern Colorado.
I returned to Greeley to be around family, agriculture and snow. I have extensive professional experience with sustainable agriculture and wastewater treatment so in my spare time I volunteer on the CSU Extension Advisory Council as a community horticulture advisor and bag food or cook in the Kids Café at the Weld Food Bank. I love the staff in the kitchen and they enjoy when I can fry up twenty pound plus of hamburger! I also attend graduate school for systems engineering and I enjoy winter sports (I did say snow, right?), gardening, and mountain biking as well as spending quality time with family and friends.
CSU Extension of Weld County
The Weld County Extension Advisory Council serves as a review body to counsel, advise and deliberate with the Extension staff regarding the Extension program efforts.
The Council serves as an informal link in the public relations process of communicating Extension role to the people of the County by;
- Presenting information about on-going Extension programs to the public.
- Obtaining feedback from the public to assist in determining programs.
They assist in obtaining the resources necessary to carry out program requests in an effective manner and provide an environment that will serve to stimulate professionalism of the Extension Agent.
Weld Food Bank
Volunteer since 2017
Weld Food Bank is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization which alleviates hunger and poverty by providing food and services to people in need. Weld Food Bank is a private non-profit organization and is not a part of county government.
They work to educate the public about the nature of hunger and poverty. The feed bank recognizes the need for emergency and supplemental food programs and of other non-profit organizations that meet the critical needs of low-income families. Last year the food bank provided over 16 million pounds of food to the hungry in Weld County.
“Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things.
In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.” – Caroline Kennedy