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October 2020

Jeffco Extension in Transition

The year 2021 will bring some transition in the Jeffco Extension office and among them is retirement of Director, Jacki Paone, after nearly 9 years leading the county office. Deryn Davidson, Boulder County Horticulture Agent will serve as the Interim County Director assisted by Mari Johnson, Jeffco Natural Resources Agent as Interim Assistant Director. “I am leaving the Jeffco office in good hands,” states Paone, “with two individuals who will capably lead the office with robust energy, enthusiasm and a blend of skills and experience that will benefit Jeffco.”

Message from Jacki 

2021 Budget Reductions

The CSU Extension plan to achieve reductions of $125,000 has been shared with county commissioners and is included in the proposed 2021 budget. The Board of County Commissioners will adopt the final budget Tuesday, November 17.

The county budget office provided reduction targets to county divisions funded through the General Fund. This was an effort to build a budget that meets requirements of TABOR. Information about the county’s financial challenges.

Questions about the Jefferson County Extension budget jpaone@jeffco.us

Get the Latest Updates on Colorado Wildfires

Interested in staying up to date on the wildfires impacting Colorado? Check out the Incident Information System (Inciweb) to get the most up to date information on wildfires burning throughout the country.

Want to make sure you are prepared when a wildfire is in or near your community? Check out recordings from our latest Wildfire Wednesday Speaker Series. This series provides information on how to prepare your home, property, family, and animals for wildfire. For more information and resources visit your CSU Extension Natural Resources page on Wildfire and Forestry.


Lifestyles of the Differently Abled: An Intersectionality Town Hall

You are invited to a virtual Intersectionality Town Hall to discuss the lifestyles of the differently abled in our communities, hosted by the Jeffco 4-H Mentoring Program and Park County 4-H. Join us to start a conversation on the challenges and victories that differently abled people in our community face each day. It is November 18 at 6 pm.  

Register here

Winter is coming…

Winter is coming
Sunscald, winter burn, drought stress
See what you can do

Environmental Diseases of Woody Plants

Fall and Winter Watering

Fall Lawn Care

Mite Damage to Lawns

Tips to Prepare Trees for Winter

Winter Dessication of Evergreens

Learn more, grow more

Colorado gardening and landscaping takes grit…. and knowledge of our unique soils, climates, and plants. CSU Extension has been helping people grow in our great state for 150 years. Join us in 2021 to learn the basics from our Colorado horticulture experts through our Colorado Gardener Certificate Program or our flexible Green School program.

Information and Registration 

Welcome New Advisory Committee members

The CSU Extension Advisory Committee welcomes three new members as well as two reappointments who will serve through September 2023. Joining the committee are: Jo Shantz, Chris Newcomer and Sarah Williams. Reappointed were Kym Morrissey and Jean Nelson. We are extremely grateful to these individuals for their willingness to volunteer in this role. More information about the Advisory Committee and its members. 

Staff Spotlight: Sharon Moore

Title and years at Extension: 4-H Camp Coordinator, 21 years at Extension

Tell us a little about yourself: I am married and have three grown children and two grandchildren. I grew up in Colorado and did a lot of traveling with my parents and 4 siblings by station wagon and a travel trailer. Our travel experiences gave me a lifelong love of being outdoors and enjoying the serene beauty of nature.

What do you do at Extension? I coordinate the ENOR Environmental Discovery camp, and support the 4-H team wherever I can.

What is your favorite part about working for Extension? Working with the most passionate people around who truly care about the community and how they can improve their quality of life.

What is your proudest moment at Extension? Leading a team through the successful creation of the 6th grade Falcon’s Aerie camp program.

What do you do in your free time? Spending time with family, hiking, camping and crafting.

What is something that most people don’t know about you? I have a “degree” from the university of life.

CSU Extension - Jefferson County

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

JeffcoExtension@jeffco.us

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