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Family & Consumer Sciences

Financial issues for consumers are our specialty in Jefferson County.  We conduct classes and provide research-based information on topics such as bankruptcy, divorce, disability, living on fixed income, planning, spending, saving and investing skills. See some of our classes below. For more information, contact Mary Snow, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent at

We can also put you in touch with the experts in food safety, food preservation, aging, parenting, health and nutrition. Contact our offices so we can help you reach the experts – 303.271.6620.

Food Safety for Cottage Foods Producers

Three-hour training that provides a 3 year certification and meets the food safety training requirement for the Colorado Cottage Foods Act. Jefferson, Boulder and Arapahoe counties are offering this class. For the current class schedule – see flyer.

Food Preservation

We team up with several other counties to provide a variety of classes in food preservation. Watch for the 2016 schedule.

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Food Banks

Food assistance when you can’t afford it. Note that various food banks have requirements. Check out these links for more information.


ServSafe Food Safety Training
Jefferson County Extension hosts ServSafe Food Safety courses. Food safety training is required for all Cottage Food producers. For details on dates, fees and other information about future trainings, contact Mary Snow – 303-271-6620.


DollarWorks2The Dollar Works2© program strengthens skills in managing personal finances and making financial decisions.


Small StepsSmall Steps to Health and WealthTM covers topics including: health & money are inter-related; good health can reduce expenses; managing money to improve health, and; how to reduce spending and increase savings. Learn more.


Spend Some Save Some$pend Some, $ave Some, $hare Some helps individuals who are entering the workforce for the first time, returning to work, or wanting to improve their financial management skills.


Money TalkMoney Talk: A Financial Guide for Women© provides financial, insurance and investing basics geared for women. Also included are investing for retirement and planning for future life events. Learn more:


Interested in group classes, or resources for your human resources/benefits department? Download a brochure about the Personal Finance Programs offered in Jefferson County.