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The Park County Extension office works in cooperation with county, town and volunteer initiatives to provide community education and assistance in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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CSU Extension Park County

The Park County Extension Office is located in Fairplay on the Fairgrounds, with a second office to be opened soon in Bailey.

Park County has an average elevation of over 9,000 feet above sea level presenting challenges in ranching, gardening, and cooking and baking.  CSU Extension is here to help provide resources to make those “challenges” a little less challenging.

Park County Extension is part of a larger region, The Peaks and Plains Region, which consists of 12 map of colorado regionsother counties.

About CSU Extension

Do you sometimes feel like you’re on information overload? With hundreds of television channels to choose from, social media options such as Twitter and Facebook, and more and more websites popping up every day, it’s challenging to know which information to trust.

Colorado State University Extension can provide relief by offering reliable, research-based information to help you make informed decisions.

Wherever you live, Extension’s job is to determine what issues, concerns and needs are unique to each community, and offer sound and effective solutions. Whether you have a question about health, financial literacy, pasture or livestock management, weeds, pests or gardens, 4-H or youth development, renewable energy, elder or child-care issues, CSU Extension can connect you to the latest, most accurate data.

For over 100 years, Extension has helped people in Colorado find the answers they need—for a healthy home life and successful business. And now with our partners at, everyone with a computer has access to a nation-wide network of professionals who can help answer specific questions and solve distinctive problems.

There’s only one difference between Colorado State University Extension and the University itself: the entire state is our campus. Our system of county offices puts Extension resources within easy reach of Colorado’s 64 counties.

In 1914, Congress authorized land-grant Universities in every state to feed research-based information to Extension agents in each county. We’ve been in the education/information business ever since.

Faculty and staff with expertise in agriculture, horticulture, range, forestry, water, health promotion, financial literacy, business management, community development and 4-H youth-development-based in counties and on campus-are all part of Extension’s effort to bring the latest information to the people of Colorado.

Colorado State University Extension Mission Statement

Empower Coloradans to address important and emerging community issues using dynamic, science-based educational resources.

Colorado State University Extension Vision Statement

CSU Extension is highly valued for inclusive, impactful community engagement in support of our land grant university mission.

Core Values

  • Trusted
  • Community-based
  • Science-based
  • Integrity
  • Inclusive


Programs are just one way Extension delivers quality information. You can also access a huge database of downloadable resources from our on-campus Resource Center. Our publications are not textbooks, but easy-to-read booklets, information sheets, and brochures. The resources are specifically intended for everyday use and application, written by experts and based on the latest findings. To learn more, go to:

Accurate and Unbiased Information

Answers are as close as your nearest county Extension office. When you are looking for straightforward, research-based, usable information, make your first stop CSU Extension. You won’t need to go any further.

Call your nearest county extension office for more information. Let Colorado State University Extension help you to improve the quality of life for your family and your community.

Colorado Revised Statutes Title 23, Article 34 outlines the objectives of CSU Extension, “The objectives of the service’s programs shall continue to be the dissemination of information to the people of this state in order to assist them in applying the results of scientific research and technological developments, as well as lessons from practical experience to the solution of individual, family and community problems, drawing on relevant knowledge from various fields, including but not limited to agriculture, natural resources, home economics, nutrition, health, citizenship, and community and economic development.”

This act goes on to outline the authority to accomplish the purposes of the article. These include, under (e), “development of interstate and multi county administrative or program arrangements, memoranda of understanding and agreements to achieve state extension objectives.”

Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. | Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. | CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English.

Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. | Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. | Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.