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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, Colorado, and continues to farm northeast 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. Bennett 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-plus 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 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.

McCary teaches courses in Precision Agriculture, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems and Computer Aided Design.

Amy McFarland
Instructor
amy.mcfarland@aims.edu

 Amy was raised on a small ranch in western Nebraska and was active in her 4-H program growing up, raising and exhibiting sheep, dairy goats and cattle. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Business Administration from Doane College in 2009 and her Master’s in Management from Colorado State University in 2015. After working briefly in marketing, she moved to Colorado in 2010 and spent nearly six years as a 4-H Agent in Adams County, where she developed and  delivered 12 4-H outreach programs to Adams County youth, reaching nearly 8,000 youth annually.

At Aims, Amy teaches agriculture courses, including everything from animal science to agribusiness. She also is the club advisor to the Aims Agriculture Club.

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 master's 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.