CSU Extension

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CSU LogoThe Grand County Extension Office is your link to Colorado State University research and innovation. From 4-H, Afterschool and Youth Development programming to Agriculture and small acreage management, food safety, and new approaches to everyday challenges, we are here for you. Click here to learn more!

What is CSU Extension?

Colorado State University Extension was established in 1912. It has been a trusted resource for building and strengthening our community, within the Office of Engagement.

CSU partners include:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Warner College of Natural Resources

What Does CSU Extension Do?

Addressing community needs is at the forefront of their work. Through outreach and collaboration, CSU Extension branches are able to provide educational programs sponsored by the college. These programs are designed specifically for each branch to meet the needs of the communities it serves.  


To provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado. 

We are part of the land-grant university system nationwide. We draw from the University’s research-based resources to strengthen community partnerships, boost the economy, engage families and youth, and enhance our quality of life. 

We provide the extensive knowledge, research capabilities and resources of this premier land grant university to Coloradans from all walks of life. 

Extension staff throughout the state are dedicated to serving current and future needs of Coloradans by providing educational information and programs that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well-being. 

Designed to meet the unique needs of each of Colorado’s 64 counties. Colorado State University Extension offers a wide variety of programs and educational classes. 

We teach people how to apply science-based information in their daily lives in order to make informed choices about everything from personal finances and healthy living to community issues.


Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. | Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. | CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English.

Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. | Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. | Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.