Regional Water Resource Specialist
Fields of Expertise
Education and Outreach, Irrigation and Drainage, Water Conservation and Reuse, Water Management and Planning
Areas of Interest
Drought education and mitigation, Irrigation water quality, Water law, Alternative Crops
Joel Schneekloth is the Regional Water Resource Specialist for CSU Extension. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanized Agriculture with an emphasis upon water resources from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Joel has been with Colorado State University since 2000. Prior to that, he held a Water Resource Extension Educator and Water Resources Coordinator positions with the University of Nebraska. Joel conducts research and educational programs relating to irrigation and crop production with a primary emphasis upon limited water supplies, system management and design, and alternative crops. Prior research projects have included irrigated forage production, irrigation response of sunflowers, water response of oilseeds, and residue management impacts on water. His current research and demonstration projects include a large-scale limited irrigation and crop systems projects in the Republican and South Platte Basin and impact of cover cropping in an irrigated production system.