After receiving his Master’s Degree in Dairy Science, Alvie worked as an Extension agent for Weld County from 1964 to 1991. Initially, he was charged with the 4-H and youth programs. Later, he assumed duties for the adult dairy and horse programs, conducted management short courses and was manager/coordinator of the Weld County Fair.
For 40 years Alvie was involved in the 4-H Dairy Cattle judging program. After his retirement from coaching, he continued as an instructor in the dairy cattle judging class at CSU. He was also involved with the Colorado State Fair as the 4-H horse show superintendent, assistant horse show director, the U.S. Western National 4-H Horse Classic management committee and co-superintendent of the National Horse Judging contest.
He has served and/or continues to serve on numerous committees, including Colorado Dairy Days, Colorado Holstein Association’s Scholarship Committee, Aims Community College Ag Committee, Colorado 4-H Foundation, Weld County 4-H Horse and Dairy Advisory Councils, his church’s council and many more.
His honors include membership in the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame, Colorado Livestock Association Top Hand Award, Colorado Holstein Distinguished Service Award, Colorado State University Alton Schofield Distinguished Award, Colorado State University Alumni Association Distinguished Extension Award, Colorado State University Alumni Association 50-year Club Public Service Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Distinguished Award, Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs Hall of Fame Award, and Colorado Association of Fairs and Shows Hall of Fame Award.
Currently retired, Alvie and his wife Janet, live in Greeley which allows them to be close to their sons, Tracy and Joel, and their families.