Key Extension Contacts

(terms end June 30 of year in parentheses)



  • Up to two designated Key Extension Contacts, selected by the head Extension administrator in the respective land grant colleges within the twelve states in the western region.
  • The appointed representatives from the Extension Subcommittee will also serve as Key Extension Contacts from their respective state.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Advertise throughout their state’s communication network all material published by the five Regional Aquaculture Centers
  • Serve as the key contact for pertinent information related to aquaculture issues.

Key Extension Contacts

Dr. Chris Luecke (2020)
Utah State University
Dean, Quinney College of Natural Resources
5200 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5200
PH: 435-797-2452
Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons (2018)
University of Arizona
Environmental Research Lab
2601 E. Airport Drive
Tucson, AZ 85706-6985
PH: 520-626-3324
Dr. Kim Patten (2019)
WSU Research and Extension Unit
Director Pacific Co. and Extension Professor
2907 Pioneer Road
Long Beach, WA 98631
PH: 360-642-2031
Gary Fornshell (2018)
University of Idaho Extension
Twin Falls County
630 Addison Avenue West, Suite 1600
Twin Falls, ID 83301
PH: 208-734-9590
Dr. Quentin Fong (2018)
Univ. of Alaska - Fairbanks
Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
118 Trident Way
Kodiak, AK 99615
PH: 907-486-1516
Dr. Rossana Sallenave (2020)
New Mexico State University
Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources
Box 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
PH: 505-646-6093
Dr. Paul Olin (2020)
California Sea Grant Extension Program
133 Aviation Blvd. #109
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
PH: 707-565-3449
Dr. Bill Hanshumaker (2020)
Oregon Sea Grant, Chief Scientist
OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
PH: 541-867-0167

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