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The Grand County Extension office provides assistance and programs for Grand County Citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Grand County Extension offers a variety of research based programs in agriculture and beyond to members of the community.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Grand County Extension has programming to help support and strengthen the agriculture industry and heritage in Grand County. Local foods, meadow hay production, weed control and small acreage management are areas of focus. For more information contact the Grand County Extension Office.

 Family and Consumer Sciences

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Health, wealth and general well being of the community of Grand County are a focus of Grand County Extension.  We develop partnerships with local organization and groups that help promote healthy and productive lifestyles for Grand County Families.

For More Information see the Extension Family and Consumer Science pages.

Gardening and Horticulture Programs

Master Garden Program – Grand County Extension Office offers the Colorado Master Gardener Program. This program is developed by Colorado State University through distance education every even year.

Contact the Grand County Extension Office for more information (970)724-3436.

Spring Gardening Classes – The Grand County Extension Office, Master Gardener Volunteers and Grand Community Gardens will offer classes each spring to address community gardening needs.

Grand Community Gardens

Grand Community Gardens is a program that partners with the Grand County Extension Office to promote gardening in Grand County. The group operates community garden sites in Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby, and Fraser.

For more information on the Grand Community Gardens and bed rental you can visit their website at grandcommunitygardens.org .

Nutrition and Food Safety

People young and old are more concerned about current nutrition and health information. Extension resources are aimed at helping you become better informed about healthy food, food safety and Nutrition.

Topics include: Foodborne Illness, Food Preparation, Food Preservation, Food Safety & Local Foods, Food Storage, High Risk & Special Audiences, High Altitude Preparation and Nutrition & Health.

For Additional Resources see Colorado State University Food Safety