Tim Steffens New Range-Livestock Researcher and Specialist

Tim Steffens, former extension water-quality project manager for the Texas Agriculture Extension Service, is Colorado State University Cooperative Extension’s new range-livestock research and extension specialist for the southeast region. He begins his duties Aug. 14.

"Steffen is filling a new position that responds to the demand for on-ranch research, demonstration, education/extension programs," said Milan Rewerts, Colorado State Cooperative Extension Director. "This is a new endeavor of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension, as the two units of Colorado State University strive to fulfill our land-grant mission."

Steffens returns to Colorado after overseeing the Seco Creek Water Quality Project out of College Station, Texas. Previously, he was a research associate with Larry Rittenhouse, a professor of rangeland eco-science at Colorado State, studying rangeland productivity and designing a comprehensive vegetation research management and extension program.

Steffens received his bachelor’s in agricultural education from Tarleton State University in 1982, his master’s in animal nutrition from Texas Tech University in 1984 and his doctorate in rangeland ecosystem sciences from Colorado State in 1994.