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

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Working collaboratively with local human service organizations, the Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent educates and provides resources to strengthen the capacity of individuals, families and communities to take action to improve the well-being and resiliency of children, families and communities.

Family and Consumer Science Educator, Carla Farrand provides educational resources and programs for the community that include Food Safety, Nutrition Education, Strengthening the Family, and Youth Development.

April 2020 Garfield County CSU Extension newsletter

May 2020 Garfield County CSU Extension newsletter

June 2020 Garfield County CSU Extension newsletter

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November 2020 Garfield County CSU Extension newsletter

January 2021 Garfield County CSU Extension newsletter

We are here to help you Live Smart, Colorado!Daisys with blue sky

  • Are you looking for unbiased money management strategies?
  • Wondering where to find research-based information about food safety and healthy eating ?
  • Concerned about how to keep your home free from radon gas or molds?
  • Thinking about renting an apartment, but don’t know where to find reliable help?

The Colorado State University Family & Consumer Science (FCS) Extension Agents and Specialists are here to help with these and many more questions.  We are located on the CSU campus and throughout Colorado in counties as big as Arapaho County and as small as Otero County.  FCS Agents and Specialists work to  improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

The Family & Consumer Science Extension Agents and Specialists at CSU are committed to delivering science-based, practical knowledge that encourages lifelong physical, financial and emotional health and well-being to Coloradans.

Food Smart Colorado

Food Smart Colorado is a collection of information about food, nutrition and health, food safety, and various recipes and how-tos that has been developed over many years by faculty, staff, and student employees of CSU Extension.

Family Matters Newsletter – Improving Health Together
Family Matters  is a free monthly newsletter that addresses reducing the risk of obesity by eating healthy and staying active; distributed in English and Spanish to families with young children. Email your request for this publication with your name, mailing address, and English or Spanish publication to

Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition
Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition is comprised of professionals, advocates, community members and leaders who are committed to fostering healthy eating and active living among all residents in Garfield County.

Cooking Matters: Building food skills to end childhood hunger

Cooking Matters partners with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength to offer Cooking Matter® in Garfield County Cooking Matters teaches families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and better nourishment from those foods, as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Volunteer culinary and nutrition experts lead six week cooking and nutrition courses and hour long Shopping Matter® grocery store tours where participants learn how to select nutritious and low cost ingredients and prepare them in delicious and healthy ways. Cooking Matters is nationally sponsored by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Walmart. For more information, visit