Colorado State University and Larimer County recently welcomed Cary Weiner into his new role as Director of Larimer County Extension. Weiner brings more than 12 years of experience working with CSU Extension, first serving as State Energy Specialist from 2010-2019 and later as Assistant Director of Program Support from 2019-2022. Weiner officially started his position as director on April 24.
“Cary’s long history with Colorado State University Extension makes him uniquely qualified to lead Larimer County Extension,” said CSU Extension Front Range Regional Director Kerri Rollins. “With his experience and talent, I know he will continue the legacy of Extension meeting the needs of our Larimer County communities.”
Weiner will oversee a staff of 16 Larimer County and CSU Extension employees working to connect community members with Extension resources and lifelong learning opportunities through programs such as 4-H youth development, the Larimer County Farmers’ Market, civic engagement, food safety trainings, health & well-being classes, agriculture/ natural resources, horticulture workshops, and more.
“Larimer County Extension has been thoughtful and innovative in how it engages with the community,” Weiner said. “I plan to start by getting close to the work so that I can see our impact first-hand. From there, I will look for opportunities to support staff, strengthen partnerships, and promote our mission of empowering people through education on issues where we can make a real difference.” Weiner holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Mexico. In his free time, Weiner enjoys hiking, running, birdwatching, and spending time with his family.
For more information about Larimer County Extension, visit www.larimer.gov/extension.