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Unsolicited Seeds Could Be Invasive

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has received numerous reports from across the state of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail that appear to have originated from China and other countries and labeled as containing jewelry or other items. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to […]

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What We Heard From You

Last month (June 2020), a needs assessment was sent to recipients of Express and others.  Responses do not necessarily represent the county as a whole since survey respondents were mainly existing Extension contacts.  This survey is one piece of a larger needs assessment process that will be rolling out over the next year. Most beneficial […]

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Virtual 4-H Youth Market

The Jeffco 4-H Marketplace is now live and open for business! Our traditional youth livestock auction and youth market have moved to an online website this year. The youth will be selling the meat from their market animals as well as youth market items. The youth have worked so hard on their project animals and […]

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Financial Impacts Now and Future

Initial budget recommendations must be made soon, and I believe it is important to share financial impacts with those of you who enjoy the services of CSU Extension in Jefferson County. The Jeffco Extension 2020 budget was reduced by nearly $70,000. Reductions were made across all county divisions in the general fund because of TABOR […]

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Protected: Owl’s Roost Camp

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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.