About

Phil Brink, CEP
Phil grew up working with livestock, first at his family’s farming and ranching operation, then at a commercial feedlot.  He earned a B.S. in Animal Science and a Masters in Environmental Science from Kansas State University.  He has worked as a hydrologist for the Division of Water Resources, and as a Geologist for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), overseeing soil and groundwater contamination remediation projects.  He also developed water quality assessment reports for county conservation districts and conducted field work that encompassed water quality sampling and testing in drinking water supply watersheds.  He created the Kansas Surface Water Monitoring (SWiM) program, which equipped high school science classes around the state with field and laboratory water quality testing equipment. For the last 15 years, Phil has enjoyed working with agricultural producers in Colorado and elsewhere, helping them with environmental compliance and nutrient management.

Phil is a Certified Environmental Professional through the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals. He is also a USDA-NRCS Technical Service Provider, and a named inventor on U.S. patent no. 8,642,262,  which covers environmental management system components.  Phil is a certified Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor (TECS) through the Colorado Department of Transportation and he is experienced in water and wind erosion modeling.  He has authored several articles covering environmental regulations, nutrient management, soil health, and renewable energy, and produced an environmental compliance video for CAFOs.  Publishing outlets include BEEF, Drovers Journal, Hoard’s Dairyman, Beef Today, Dairy Today, Progressive Dairyman, and High Plains Journal, as well as county conservation district newsletters.

Glenn Newlon, P.E.
Glenn is a licensed Professional Engineer and has been helping Colorado agricultural and livestock producers solve their engineering challenges for more than 30 years. Glenn grew up in Greeley and attended the University of Colorado, where he majored in Agricultural and Civil Engineering.  He is a former NRCS Area Engineer, where he served as a trainer and lead engineer for all NRCS-funded projects in Northeast Colorado.

His areas of expertise include irrigation, including sub-surface drip systems, livestock wastewater handling and storage, stream and river embankment repair and protection design, water control structures, public water supply systems, surveying, concrete structure design, and general civil engineering.

Glenn enjoys a good challenge and a good laugh.