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About Jefferson County Extension

Colorado State University Extension in Jefferson County provides practical information and educational programs for citizens who have concerns and questions about horticulture, consumer and family sciences, natural resources, environmental education, native plants and youth development, particularly 4-H.

A cooperative effort of Jefferson County, Colorado State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture the staff and programs housed in our local office benefit citizens of Jefferson county in many ways. Each year, thousands of citizens ranging from elementary aged youth to senior citizens attend educational programs, have questions answered and participate as volunteers. Jefferson County Extension is a division of Jeffco Parks.

Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. A local Advisory Committee, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, provides input and guidance to ensure that Jefferson County Extension meets the needs of local citizens. Meetings of the Advisory Committee are open to the public and are held quarterly. For more information about the Advisory Committee and copies of approved minutes.

As one of 62 staffed county extension offices serving all 64 counties in Colorado, the mission of extension in Colorado guides our work.

The mission of Extension is to provide information and education and encourage the application of research based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado.

The Mission of Jefferson County Extension is to provide 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.

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.