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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community without discrimination in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family & Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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USDA Designates 63 Colorado Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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

The Agriculture Extension program area is headed by Adrian Card, Boulder County Agriculture Extension Agent, and Sharon Bokan, Small Acreage Coordinator.

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 Equipment

CSU Livestock Fact Sheets

Animal Health Livestock Management