Colorado State University Extension Office

 For 140 years, CSU has partnered with Colorado communities to provide a link between the university’s resources and the citizens of this great state. Our goal is to provide the best possible and most friendly customer service and community education.


CSU Extension staff and volunteers answer many questions ranging in topic from:

  • canning
  • forestry 
  • small acreage management 
  • production agriculture
  • horticulture
  • insects
  • health 
  • and of course, assist with the Archuleta County Fair

The public value of Archuleta County Extension is vast, due to the many programs and information that is offered. 


To view the multiple programs, educational classes and information about CSU Extension and what we do. Please click the link to view the official site. Archuleta County CSU Extension


4-H Youth Development


The 4-H Youth Development Program is a growing, changing, and evolving organization of youth, volunteers, and paid staff who work together to provide a safe environment where Colorado 4-H youth develop life skills.


The 4-H Youth Development Program is unique from other youth organizations through its relationship with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); Colorado State University (CSU), the state’s land-grand university; and Cooperative Extension (CE). With public, corporate, and private sector funding, the programs are researched-based, age-appropriate, and designed for experiential learning. 4-H Youth Development programs are open to all economic, social, and cultural groups.

For more info click here Archuleta County 4-H Program


The 4-H Calendar Year


The 4-H calendar year begins October 1 and runs through September 30. New enrollment and re-enrollment generally continues until the first of the year. Most projects will get underway by February with some beginning as early as October and some as late at May. The culmination of the 4-H year is realized at the Archuleta County Fair in August and the Colorado State Fair in September.