Agriculture

CONTACT
Aileen Ehn
Agriculture Instructor
Fort Lupton Campus
aileen.ehn@aims.edu
(970) 330-8088 x5911

Administrative Office:
Westview 247
(970) 339-6244

Program Chair: 
Ellen Swieter
Westview 246
(970) 339-6522
ellen.swieter@aims.edu

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Faculty

Agriculture Faculty:

Bill Bennett
Instructor
(970) 339-6244
billy.bennett@aims.edu

Bill ('Doc B) was raised on an irrigated farm/feedlot setting near Ordway, CO and continues to farm NE of Greeley. Upon receiving his vocational agriculture degree he joined CSU Extension faculty and served as a youth and livestock agent. He returned to CSU and pursued coursework in beef cattle reproduction prior to attending veterinary school. The majority of his professional career has been associated with agriculture industry partners with a focus on cattle and sheep production, health and slaughter processes to further food safety and security practices in the production of quality meat products for our consumers. Bill will help develop and teach a variety of classes in the animal science curriculum.

Kirk Goble
Instructor
(970) 330-8008 x5911
kirk.goble@aims.edu

Kirk teaches agriculture classes at Aims. He was raised on a Weld County irrigated farm near Keenesburg. He taught Vocational Agriculture in Alamosa for 10 years before becoming a loan officer at Farm Credit Banks. That led to his current 25 year career as a farm, land and water broker and owner of The Bell 5 Land Company in Greeley. Kirk is a 20+ year member of the Realtors Land Institute and serves as a Senior Instructor for the RLI Land University. He is also an instructor for the Colorado Association of Realtors where he developed a course in Colorado Water Issues.

Kirk is a life-long learner and teacher and is glad to be a part of the Aims Ag program.

Weston McCary
Instructor
(970) 330-8008 x5911
weston.mccary@aims.edu

Weston McCary came to Aims in May 2008. He graduated from Aims Community College with an A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technology. He later completed a B.S. degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Science and a minor in Geospatial Technology. He has spent most his professional career in civil engineering, surveying and aerial mapping; including operations in navigation technologies and precision agriculture.

Weston teaches courses in Precision Agricultural, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems and Computer Aided Design.

Aileen Rickert Ehn
Instructor
(970) 330-8008 x5911
aileen.ehn@aims.edu

Aileen Ehn came to Aims in August 2012. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agriculture Science. She then went on to earn her master's degree in Agriculture from Colorado State University. She has spent most her professional career in agriculture education and communications through promotional boards in the dairy industry.

Aileen teaches agriculture courses, including everything from animal science to agribusiness.

Natalie Yoder
Instructor
(970) 330-8008 x5911
natalie.yoder@aims.edu

Natalie graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Geography and Natural Resource Management. Her professional career has included work on diverse vegetable farms as a plant diagnostician, and as a program coordinator for non-profits managing farming and gardening projects. She is currently completing her masters at Colorado State University in the horticulture department and focuses her research on soil fertility in organic farming systems.

Natalie teaches agriculture courses at both Aims and Colorado State University including, soil fertility and fertilizers, organic greenhouse management, topics in organic agriculture, and composting techniques.