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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: Colorado


Station History

Colorado State University Extension logoFor 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.

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Extension Publications

Contact Information

Colorado State University Extension
State Administration Office
Campus Delivery 4040
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-4040
Telephone: (970) 491-6281

Historic Photographs

Class in domestic science, they shall be instructed in the art of making the home a place of joy and comfort.1915
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

At the Fort Collins Station the irrigation building contained the offices of the director, irrigation engineer, and meteorologist circa 1900. Image courtesy of WIkimedia Commons