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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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Food and Health (Family Consumer Sciences)

Trying to cook, bake and preserve food in a county that ranges in elevation from 6,000 feet to 11,000 feet above sea level presents residents challenges that can lead to at best a deflated cake and at worst food poisoning from improperly preserved foods. CSU Extension offers many resources to help alleviate some of these high altitude food preparation challenges.

Food Preservation

Find resources for Colorado Food Preservation



 Food Safety

Research based information for consumers and industry food service professionals



High Altitude 

Find tips and resources for adjusting ingredients and baking temperatures to prepare recipes at high-altitude


Cottage Foods

Ever wonder how to turn your hobby for making jellies, jams or cakes into a business? Learn about the Colorado Cottage Foods Act and how you can be certified.