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Colorado State University Extension in Chaffee County

Chaffee County Extension

Physical address:

185 Quigot
Poncha Springs, CO

Mailing address:

10165 County Road 120
Salida, Colorado 81201



As of Nov 7th, 2022

Public Hours are:

Program hours vary

Colorado State University Extension

Colorado State University Extension in Chaffee County is your source for research-based, unbiased information.  Through our non-credit courses, publications, or a friendly voice on the telephone, CSU Extension can provide accurate answers to your questions.  CSU Extension is a unique partnership of Chaffee County, Colorado State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

We provide information and education in the general topic areas of Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, Home Horticulture, Clean and Renewable Energy, Natural Resource Management, and 4-H Youth Development.

A few of our highlighted local programs include:

4-H Youth Development is our youth development program serving young people throughout Chaffee County.  Young people between the ages of 5 and 18 participate in a variety of 4-H projects in the Upper Arkansas Valley and in leadership roles in their 4-H Clubs, County, Region and State.

Family and Consumer Science programs are now primarily run out of the Lake County office in Leadville.  Please contact us with more questions. 

Home Horticulture/Colorado Master Gardener classes are offered locally to serve the residents of Chaffee County.  Concepts of plant selection, Water-Wise Gardening, reduced pesticide use, appropriate nutrient application, and health benefits of home gardening are stressed.

Agriculture and Natural Resource Management classes and projects stress long term environmental protection, water quality, local food production and marketing, small acreage management, economic vitality of production agriculture, home radon testing and reduction, and private well testing and septic system maintenance.

CSU Extension in Chaffee County has many other classes and sources of information; information you can trust!

The Chaffee County CSU Extension Office has an adjunct website here,

Monica Pless
Extension Director

Rebecca Sheriff
4-H Specialist

Janella Martinez
Office Manager

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