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July 2023

Spotlight on Jess Diehl
NW Colorado Meat Sector Summer Extension Intern, CSU

Jess Diehl is wrapping up her undergraduate degree in Animal Science with a minor in Agricultural Business at Colorado State University. She graduated from Northeastern Junior College with associate degrees in animal science and agricultural business. This summer, Jess will be working to support a feasibility study looking at market opportunities for regional and localized meat supply chains in Northwestern Colorado in partnership with the Community Agriculture Alliance, Colorado Northwestern Community College, the Northwest Community Development Council, and CSU Extension. Jess hopes to pursue a career as a a ruminant nutritionist for feedlot or dairy cattle to help feed livestock in a sustainable way while providing the growing human population with the vital nutrition they need.