September 2020

CSU Staff Member Honored with Two Awards

Mary Snow, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent of Colorado State University Extension Jefferson County Colorado, was honored at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) annual session. She received the NEAFCS Distinguished Service Award, recognizing Mary for 25 years of service with Extension, programming in family resource management and food safety. This award is presented for leadership, outstanding program efforts and personal and professional development.

She was also a member of the team that received the 1st Place National and 1st Place Western Region NEAFCS Food Safety Award for the PRESERVE SMART app/website. This app provides 24/7 mobile access to tested food preservation recipes and processes, searchable by produce type and with customizable elevation adjustments up to 10,000 ft.

Congratulations, Mary!

Family & Consumer Sciences Program

Those Horrid Brown Spots...

...in your lawn! Brown Spots in lawns can have many potential causes, but the most common issue is poor/non-uniform irrigation coverage. Before you invest in fungicides, insecticides or your local Extension Plant Clinic, conduct your own Irrigation Audit by following this easy tutorial from Dr. Tony Koski, CSU Turf Specialist: 

Irrigation Audit Tutorial

Join us for CSU Extension Wildfire Wednesdays!

Join us for CSU Extension’s October Wildfire Wednesday Speaker Series! Every Wednesday in October at 6pm we will be offering a free virtual webinar highlighting a relevant topic related to wildfire.

October 7: Fire Ecology & Behavior

October 14: Defensible Space & Home Hardening 

October 21: Fire Resistant Landscaping

October 28: Evacuation Preparedness & Animal Evacuation 

Register now 

Volunteers Needed – Library Book Sale

One of Extension’s partners can use some help!  The Jefferson County Library Foundation needs volunteers for its “Whale of a Used Book Sale” www.whalesale.org being held October 14-18, 2020 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. 

More information

Jeffco 4-H Takes on the Colorado State Fair

Local 4-Hers recently represented Jeffco very well at the ‘Reimagined’ 2020 Colorado State Fair. Over 70 members exhibited their static projects and competed in livestock, horses, dogs, shooting sports and demonstrations. Congrats to all!

See the Jeffco 4-H results here

Jeffco Master Gardeners Celebrate Milestone in New Grow and Give Program

In a response to the COVID pandemic the Colorado Master Gardener Program created The Grow and Give Project. To date, 28,000 pounds of food have been grown by Master Gardeners as well as citizens in underserved areas across the state. Jefferson County Master Gardeners have contributed over 1,000 pounds of food to date to our local food banks, pantries and organizations who support our underserved and at-risk populations. The public is welcome to register their gardens.

Learn more

Preserve Smart

Preserve Smart provides a mobile-friendly way to access and use tested food preservation recipes and instructions, whether you live at sea level or high in the Rocky Mountains!

Quickly determine the elevation of your kitchen, access seasonal produce information for your state, and get canning, freezing and drying instructions for over 50 foods. Information provided is based on recommendations by Colorado State University Extension and the National Center for Home Food Preservation—established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA).

Preserve Smart can also be viewed in a web browser

Wolves in Colorado

In this special four-part webinar series, we’ll explore wolf reintroduction through the lens of science, policy, and lived experiences. This Special Virtual Presentation of the Institute for Science & Policy and Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Conservation, the Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, CSU Extension, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be held Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22 at 5 pm MT
Register for the free webinar series

Thank you - Beth, Jane and Yaya!

We want to give special thanks and recognition to three members of the Jeffco CSU Extension Advisory Committee who will complete their service September 30. Each of them has given freely of their time to assist staff as we strive to meet the needs of the community.

Beth Dokolasa, appointed in 2017 is a registered dietician from Evergreen; Jane VanderKolk, appointed in 2012, is a retired nurse from Arvada and has been serving as Vice Chair; Yaya Lander, appointed in 2017 is a business owner from Golden.

Many thanks!

CSU Extension - Jefferson County

15200 W. 6th Ave. Unit C
Golden, CO 80401
303-271-6620

JeffcoExtension@jeffco.us

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