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:

Staff

Lore Denson, County 4-H Assistant
lore.denson@colostate.edu

Kali Benson, Ag/4-H Livestock Agent
kali.benson@colostate.edu

Trena Smith, County Office Manager
trena.smith@colostate.edu

Sheila G. Kelley,
County Extension Director & 4-H Agent
sheila.kelley@colostate.edu

 

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

 

Master Food Seminars

Aug. 24, 7 p.m - Storage, Freezing & Drying.

September 10, 9a.m. - Salsa & Tomatoes

October 8, 9 a.m. - Holiday Quick Breads

 

WHAT IS 4-H?

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.

2016 Elbert County Fair
July 29 - August 7, 2016.

 

OTHER EXTENSION PROGRAMMING

MASTER GARDENERS
Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers assist CSU Extension staff in delivering knowledge-based information about home gardening to foster successful gardening.
Elbert County Master Gardeners are in the Extension office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the months of April through September.
You can ask any of your gardening-related questions of our Master Gardeners by calling 303-621-3162 on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

MASTER FOOD SAFETY ADVISORS - WORKSHOPS
Elbert County Fair Grounds Exhibit Hall Kitchen.
Please call Elbert County Extension 303-621-3162 to RSVP.
$10 per person, supplies provided, take home canned item! Pay $10 at the door.  BUT YOU MUST CALL 303-621-3162 TO RSVP, at least two days prior to scheduled preservation workshop date.

2016 FOOD SAFETY CLASSES:
June 15 = Designer Jams
July 16 = Pickles & More
Aug. 24 = Storage, Freezing, & Drying
Sept. 10 = Salsa & Tomatoes
Oct. 8 = Holiday Quick Breads

 

Elbert County Extension Programming:

 

NATURAL RESOURCES

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

AGRICULTURE

Colorado State University Extension Connections:

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