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Larimer County Extension About Larimer County Extension

Larimer County Extension provides practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Our research-based knowledge is useful and easily accessible. We are here to serve you, your family and our community without any agendas or products to sell.

We are the home of great resources and programs including:

The History

For nearly 100 years, Extension has helped people in Colorado. Our educators and specialists have helped Coloradans prevent and solve problems, build healthy people and strong communities. Over its history, faculty and staff with expertise in agriculture, horticulture, range, forestry, water, health promotion, financial education, business management, leadership development, and 4-H youth development instructed the people of Colorado’s 64 counties utilizing the latest information and research.

A Partnership

Larimer County Extension is a partnership between Colorado State University and Larimer County. We are based in Fort Collins and serve the various communities throughout the County, including Estes Park. Working together, we can provide even greater resources for you.

Connected in the Community

Larimer County Extension works with hundreds of organizations, businesses, and volunteers to reach out to as many people as possible. Bringing expertise, passion and a deep commitment to the communities served.

Strategic Guidance: 2021 – 2026

Click here for a PDF of our 2021 – 2026 Strategic Guidance (opens in a new tab)

Click here for a text-only version (opens in a new tab)

Click here for demographics data references (opens in new tab)

Temporary Office Closure

Our office is closing at 2pm on January 19th due to weather and road conditions. We are opening at 9am on January 20th and are closely monitoring the weather.