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Category Archives: Jeffco Extension

Time is Running Out – 2020 Census

Spread the Word: The Time to Act is Now   Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census. Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and […]

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Unsolicited Seeds Could Be Invasive

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has received reports of seed packages from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Based on APHIS’ preliminary analysis of the seed samples already collected, the seed packets appear to be a mix of ornamental, fruit and vegetable, herb, and weed species. APHIS will […]

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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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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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Talk with your teen about Hopefulness & Coping

Again this month, the Twelve Talks workgroup opted to promote a “talk” that is applicable to our current situation, this time on Hopefulness and Coping. Talking to teens about hope and coping might be hard when all of us are dealing with fear, anxiety, financial worries, work pressures, and so much more. Just by opening […]

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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.