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Colorado State University Extension offices like the one in Jefferson County bring the research and resources of the university within easy reach to our community.

CSU Extension, Jefferson County provides research-based information and innovative services that aid in developing youth, further the local production and consumption of healthy foods, and enhance plant life and natural resources.

Together we can do so much!

CSU and Jeffco leadership came together to discuss the shared commitment towards meeting the needs of our Jeffco community through a strong partnership.
County Director of CSU Extension Jefferson County, Jeni Carter, Director of Parks and Conservation, Tom Hoby, Vice President of Engagement and Extension, Blake Naughton, and Assistant Vice President of Extension, Lindsey Shirley, met with the Jefferson County Commissioners during a briefing meeting on June 21.

Community Impact 

FLTI facilitator, Hilda Gerhke, joins the Board of Health.

Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) facilitator, Hilda Gerhke, joins the Board of Health.

The appointment highlights a talented facilitator who serves as a role model for program participants of diverse backgrounds and identities that representation matters in local government. FLTI develops skills within underserved communities of Jefferson County to encourage community navigators, leaders and voices.

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Offering Native Plant Master (NPM) Classes 2022

Would you like to learn more about the beautiful plants that grow in nature? Take a Native Plant Master class and get to know the plants of the Metro to Mountain area – Denver, Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties.
During outdoor field sessions, you will learn common and scientific names, ecological relationships and human uses of 40 – 50 plants. You will also develop skills in using family features and a botanical key to identify plants.

Register today! 

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.