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Cheryl Whiteman received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy and Biological Science from Colorado State University.  She has volunteered as a research technician at the WCRC-Fruita for over 15 years, giving her time and energy to a wide range of projects, performing duties ranging from experimental site preparation to caretaking of our arid climate landscape.  She previous lived in Craig, CO at a working ranch before moving to Fruita, where her joy of agriculture brought her to the WCRC-Fruita. 












Cheryl Whiteman

Research Volunteer | WCRC-Fruita

Seth Urbanowitz received his B.S. in Agribusiness Cconomics from Southern Illinois University, M.S. in Agronomy from South Dakota State University and M.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee. Seth is the agronomy agent for Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties.  He previously worked as an agronomist for a farmer’s cooperative and an extension educator focusing on irrigation management, agronomy and produce safety. He is the former chair of the White Pine County Soil Conservation District in Nevada. He has scientific and technical experience in a variety of crop production systems.  Seth works at offices in Delta County (970) 874-2197 and at WCRC-Fruita in Mesa County.









Seth Urbanowitz

Tri River Area Extension Agronomist | Colorado State University
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