CSU Extension Offices

CSU Extension Offices


Family & Consumer Science


Colorado State University Extension of La Plata County

The mission of Extension is to provide information and education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state and national issues affecting individuals, youth, family, businesses, agricultural enterprises and communities of Colorado.

Fall in Durango

Got an insect pest in your garden you can't identify? Having trouble baking at high altitude? Want to learn more about local 4H programs?  Well the La Plata County Extension Office can help you.

Colorado State University Extension, in cooperation with La Plata County, offers informal education in agriculture, horticulture, consumer and family education and 4-H and youth development. The Extension Office can provide information and documented research on subjects relating to living and working in La Plata County.
Information is available at your request on numerous subjects, either through contact with the agents of La Plata County or electronically at Colorado State University Extension.

Operation Front Line

Apple Press - Homegrown 2010

Season Extension Workshop

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Extension Session Flyer

Where: Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Dr., Bayfield, CO

When: Thursday, January 18 from 12pm-5pm

Why: Learn how you can stretch the Southwest Colorado growing season and extend the bounty of our garden into the cooler months. Topics will range from using basic techniques like covering your crops with frost blankets to implementing larger structures like hoophouses, greenhouses, and Grow Domes for gardeners and farmers alike. We will look at how to control insects and diseases when growing under cover (if you build it, they will come) to an relatively easy and cheap way to convert a simple structure into refrigerated storage to store your perishable fruits and vegetables.

Cost: $10

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At a Glance

Darrin Parmenter– Extension Director

Contact Information

2500 Main Street
Durango, CO 81301 (map)

P: (970) 382-6465
F: (970) 247-2365

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