This is a general summary of topics discussed at the meeting and not verbatim or official, recorded minutes.

What exactly does the Larimer County Extension Department do? Kerri Rollins, the new director for this department, joined commissioners at their summer Citizen Meetings to shine a light on one of the “best kept secrets of Larimer County.”

Rollins explained that the Extension Department is the outreach arm of Colorado State University, providing practical, science-based resources to the community. It was created out of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 that established cooperative services to be offered from Land-grant universities like CSU, specifically in the realm of agriculture.

Today, Larimer County Extension services continue to provide the well-known, traditional offerings of the annual County Fair, the Farmers’ Market and the largest 4-H Program in the state. To keep pace with the changing needs of a growing society, they also provide financial training, STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) programs for elementary-aged children, increasing services for retirement and beyond, and a 20-week course in civic leadership.

To access services, first point of contact is the Larimer County Extension office. They host the program for this area, with both university and county extension agents housed in the county building at 1525 Blue Spruce Drive. Many of the classes and workshops are offered at this location.

Rollins plans to conduct a Community Assessment early next year to find out what Larimer County’s communities would like to see for the future of this important county resource – stay tuned!

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Current offerings of the Larimer County Extension Department:

About Citizen Meetings

Your County Commissioners host community meetings with citizens throughout the county each month. These regularly-scheduled meetings are an opportunity for people to come and hear about the latest news from local government and share their ideas and concerns with each commissioner in an informal setting.

To learn more about Citizen Meetings and join the mailing list, visit: https://www.larimer.org/bocc/commissioners-meetings/citizen-meetings

Featured Topics for August

Updates from the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder, Angela Myers and results of the Larimer County Citizen Survey with Public Affairs Manager, Michelle Bird.

 

Extension Director Kerri Rollins with Commissioner Gaiter, June 2018. Photo Alisha Jeffers
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 4:44pm
Contact Details:

Alisha Jeffers, Department Specialist II
970-498-7149, ajeffers@larimer.org

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