Larimer County Extension showcase highlights a year of impact

Local Larimer County and CSU leaders
CSU leadership and local officials gathered for the Larimer County Extension showcase at the beginning of March. From left to right: John Kefalas, Larimer County Commissioner; Amy Parsons, CSU President; Jacki Marsh, Mayor of Loveland; Jody Shadduck-McNally, Larimer County Commissioner; Kerri Rollins, CSU Extension Front Range Regional Director; Kirstin Stephens, Larimer County Commissioner; Kathay Rennels, Interim Vice President for Engagement and Extension.

Larimer County Extension’s annual showcase brought together local officials and leaders from CSU to celebrate the county team’s impressive outreach and engagement efforts in 2022.

Through its partnership with CSU and Larimer County, the Larimer County Extension office was able to connect with thousands of people through farmers’ markets, free classes and workshops, informational resources, and 4-H programs, addressing issues critical to public health, economic development, and more.

Programs Offered in 2022

2022 by the Numbers

Larimer County Farmers’ Market

57,000+ customers

$1.46M in gross sales

$26.53 spent per customer visit (avg.)

75 vendors per market (avg.)

Food Preservation and Nutrition

blueberry jam

42 in-person and virtual classes

1,000+ people reached

10 workshop recordings made available online

Market Days!

A woman smiles at the camera holding a fresh peach, a bag of full groceries sitting beside her
Market Days! addresses food insecurity among older adults while also supporting local food producers.

225 older adults served

$19,250 directed to local growers

1,200+ bags of food distributed

260 volunteer hours

4-H Youth Development

4Hers pose with Cam

847 members

271 volunteer leaders

16 4-H Juntos pilot program graduates

40+ projects supported

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Two farmers shake hands, silhouetted alongside a tractor and illuminated by the sky at sunset

320+ one-on-one consultations

30 small acreage management site visits

6 Building Farmers and Ranchers participants

Healthy Aging and Senior Access Points

Aging Mastery Spanish-language students and their families.

4,000+ visits to the to access resources

10 Aging Mastery workshops offered in Spanish

2,800+ English and Spanish materials distributed

Health and Well-being

28 mental health and wellness classes

170 participants in 8 radon awareness programs

Retail Food Safety

a chef preparing omlettes

11 Certified Food Protection Manager courses

10 Food Safety Works courses