Personnel

Personnel assigned to the Arkansas Valley Research Center include a Vegetable Crop Scientist/Manager and three Research Associates. In addition, summer assistants are employed as needed.

Current Staff
Title Name Specialty
Manager/Senior Research Scientist Michael E. Bartolo Vegetable Crops
Research Associate Lane Simmons
Research Associate Kevin Tanabe
Technician Troy Lewis

There are scientists based at the University who provide research leadership and support for some of the programs carried out at this Center. Cooperating departments include Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Soil and Crop Sciences. In addition, we join in cooperative efforts with Extension Specialists and Natural Resource Conservation Service Scientists.

The Arkansas Valley Research Center is administered by the Agricultural Experiment Station at Colorado State University.

Advisory Council

The research program at the Center is aided by a Council, established in 1958, made up of farmers, ranchers and other agriculturally oriented individuals from eight counties – Bent, Crowley, El Paso, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers and Pueblo and the associated extension agents. The Council reviews and suggests research work at the Center which will meet the needs of Arkansas Valley irrigated agriculture.

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