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From the homes we live in and the work that we do to our families and other relationships, you’ll find Extension resources to help you navigate issues, concerns and needs. Whether you have a question about health, financial literacy, energy efficiency, elder or child-care issues, you’ll find the latest, most accurate data.




GPA Extension FCS Programs and Resources

Healthier Weigh


Colorado State University Extension, Family and Consumer Science Agents of northeast Colorado have historically partnered with local entities to join in the fight against Diabetes. Now, with the help of technology these educational opportunities are not just limited to the northeast area of Colorado, but across the whole state and nationally with the implementation of a Diabetes Webinar Series. Doctors, professors, Diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals are able to share their expertise about diagnosis of, treatment of and management of Diabetes. All webinars are recorded, archived and links posted for viewing anytime.







Food Safety


Click here for the 2022 ServSafe schedule of classes.

Click here for a detailed brochure and registration information for our March 8, 2022 Food Handler’s Training

Click here for a detailed brochure and registration information for our April 20, 2022 Food Handlers’ Training, TAUGHT IN SPANISH ONLY.

Click here for a detailed brochure and registration information for our June 15, 2022 Food Managers’ Training.

Click here for a detailed brochure and registration information for our August 29, 2022 Food Handler’s Training

Click here for a detailed brochure and registration information for our November 3, 2022 Food Handlers’ Training.

Click here to register and pay online with Eventbrite


Exercise Programs





Money Matters

Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating


Financial, mental, physical, emotional and relational health are key components of well-being. Stable and successful individuals, families, and communities are important to the growth, development and health of our society. When people are in a state of financial and relational wellness, they are in control, confident and focused. They have greater balance and stability so they can concentrate on the most important tasks at hand such a weathering difficulties and making progress toward their goals. Family and financial stability education creates strong communities.

GPA Family and Consumer Science Agents will be partnering with local banks to provide information for families to develop savings plans. The America Saves web site is  The following links provide more information you can work with now.

Tips to Grow Savings

Make a Pledge and a Plan

Annie's Project

Annie’s Project Events in Colorado

Annie’s Story

Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women

A Sample Annie’s Project Course Curriculum

In January, Annie’s Project programs will be offered in Yuma and Washington Counties. The Yuma class will be held at the new Northeastern Junior College campus in the old hospital building on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. beginning January 21st.  The Akron class will run on Wednesday evenings in the Courthouse Annex from 6-9 p.m. beginning January 22nd.  Both classes will run through the end of February.   

With generous support from Risk Management Association and local sponsors – Premier Farm Credit, Bank of Colorado, TBK Bank and Farmers State Bank, this 18-hour course is very affordable. The cost for the course is $60 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions.  A light supper will be served before each class at 5:45 p.m. Course size is limited to 20 participants, so please register soon.

For more information about the program contact Gisele Jefferson, 970-345-2287 or Emily Mollohan at 970-521-6762.  This educational program is made available through Colorado State University Extension partnering with Northeastern Junior College.

Akron Annie’s Project Information

Akron Annie’s Project Registration

Yuma Annie’s Project Information

Yuma Annie’s Project Registration


Strengthening Families

Click here to register for Strengthening Families through Eventbrite.


Senior Access Points

Senior Access Points needs feedback from Colorado residents. Colorado State University Extension is building a website to help Coloradans access aging-related information and supports in their communities.  Click HERE for the press release.


Easy to Make Mask Instructions

Easy Pleated Mask w/ Pocket   Easy Pleated Mask  Colorado Mask Project 



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