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CSU Extension, Jefferson County strives to meet the needs of our community. We prioritize offerings in the areas of Land, Youth and Community, and welcome people of all backgrounds and identities to participate in our offerings.

Program Assessment Highlights

CSU Extension, Jefferson County Quarter 2 Update, July 2022

 Q1Q2Annual Total
# of Programs242184426
# of Participants7911415812069
# of Youth Participants557120837654
# of Jeffco Resident Participants380530416846
# of Samples Processed in Plant Diagnostic Clinic145568713
# of Direct Education Hours289458747
# of Community Partner Collaborations7698174
# of Volunteer Engagements402488890
# of Volunteer Hours Served2831.53611.56443

CSU Extension, Jefferson County Quarter 1 Update, April 2022

# of Programs242
# of Participants7911
# of Youth Participants5571
# of Jeffco Resident Participants3805
# of Samples Processed in Plant Diagnostic Clinic145
# of Direct Education Hours289
# of Community Partner Collaborations76
# of Volunteer Engagements402
# of Volunteer Hours Served2831.5
  • CSU Extension, Jeffco welcomed a new Director, Jeni Carter, in November 2021.  The team is working collaboratively to strengthen partnerships across the county and aligning programs with three main priorities identified in Jeffco and CSUE Community Needs Assessments: Land, Youth, and Community.  The current major need of the organization is to fill staff vacancies (Fall 2022) to be at full capacity in program and outreach efforts.  See our Jefferson County 2022 Plan for more information.
  • 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.
  • The financial literacy program “All My Money” is piloting virtual education and has seen an increase in participation, educating 55 participants in four series of workshops.
  • January 2021 marked a mighty return from COVID-19 for 4-H educational offerings surrounding the National Western Stock Show.  4-H educators and volunteers visited 16 Jeffco schools this year to teach about Colorado Agriculture before offering education at the show for two weeks in collaboration with other 4-H Front Range leaders- served over 4000 youth.

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.