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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community without discrimination in five main areas: 4-H Youth Programs, Agriculture, Community Health, Horticulture, and Small Acreage Management.

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Zeb working in horse pasture

USDA Designates 63 Colorado Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

The Agriculture Extension program area is currently managed by our Agricultural Specialist, Ravinder Panag. Please call 303-678-6383 for questions.

Agriculture is big business in Colorado, contributing $40 billion annually to the state’s economy. Whether you are a farmer on small acreage, in urban spaces or are involved in large scale production agriculture, Extension resources provide research based information for producers located anywhere from the plains to the mountains.

Useful Resources

CSU Crop Fact Sheets

Crop Diseases Weed Management Integrated Pest Management Irrigation Crop Production


CSU Farm Management Fact Sheets

Economics Labor

Ag Help Wanted is an educational guidebook designed to assist every person who currently manages or expects to manage human resources on farm, ranches, nurseries, dairies, and other agricultural operations. It presents principles, practical examples, regulatory considerations, and leads to additional resources that help equip managers to make choices that are reasonable, legal, and effective for both their businesses and the people they employ. Ag Help Wanted was an effort of land-grant university educators from seven states and one Canadian province. The three not-yet-retired authors recently updated the web site and continue developing resources and delivering education. Link to the Ag Help Wanted website to find the following Fact Sheets and others.

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act & How Does it Apply to me? I What is a Form I-9 and Who Needs one? I US Visa Requirements for Agricultural Workers I US Regulations for Child Labor in Agriculture


CSU Livestock Fact Sheets

Animal Health Livestock Management


COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide:
USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the “CARES” Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. Opportunities are categorized by customer and assistance type.

For more information on the immediate actions USDA is taking to respond to COVID-19, visit

Ag Financial Crisis

Additional Resources:
Colorado Agricultural Mediation Program (CAMP)
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Farm Crisis Center
Man Therapy:
 It’s ok to cry, even when it’s not about sports
Office of Suicide Prevention
Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention
When Someone Is at Risk: How to talk to someone who may be struggling with depression or anxiety

COVID-19 Matchmaking tool for Colorado food system
Colorado Produce Safety Collaborative COVID-19 resources
Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Assoc COVID-19 resources