Elbert County Extension

Elbert County Extension program is Your Front Door Connection to the research, information and expertise of your land grant university Colorado State University. Our Extension staff encourages you to get to know us. Let us help you put knowledge to work. 

Contact Your Colorado State University
Elbert County Extension Staff:


Lore Denson, County 4-H Assistant

Kali Benson, Ag/4-H Livestock Agent

Trena Smith, County Office Manager

Sheila G. Kelley,
County Extension Director & 4-H Agent

Seasonal Volunteers:

Master Food Safety Advisors
Master Gardener Certified Volunteers:

Elbert County Certified Volunteers are in classes during the winter months. They are available to service clients at the Extension office March through October. During winter months they volunteer on an on-call basis.

Master Gardener office hours are:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
April thru September.

News & Events


ELBERT COUNTY 4-H FALL ENROLLMENT opens in October and closes on December 31.

More information about our county 4-H program is available in a
4-page handout,
including the list of 4-H Community Clubs.
Please call the Extension office 303-621-3162.

Thank you to all the 4-H families who have already enrolled in 4honline!

We encourage 4-H families who have NOT enrolled yet to do so as soon as possible.

Here are links to:
State Project List and our Elbert County 4-H Lembke Bonus Project List.

4-H families may go into their profile online and make changes to (EDIT) their own projects and literature selections up until December 31.
After December 31 through April 1, you will need to complete the add/drop form and the Extension office will have to go into a members’ record to make project changes.

For more specifics on 4-H projects and to download your required e-record visit:

4honline 4-H enrollment
help links:


2015 Elbert County Fair
July 25 - August 2, 2015.