Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.

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“The mission of Colorado State University Extension is to provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado.”

We are dedicated to providing resources during this challenging and ever-changing time. Click here for contact information for all of the Tri River Area Agents, and office contact information. Our office locations are closed, but we are available to you via phone and email!

Food and Food Safety

Is Coronavirus a concern with takeout?

Is Coronavirus a concern with fresh produce?

Restaurant Guide to Raw and Bulk Food Safety

COVID-19 and Grocery Store Food Safety FAQ

COVID-19 FAQ for Food Banks: Best Practices and Communication

Tips for Long Term Food Storage

FDA Food Safety and COVID-19

USDA Food Safety and COVID-19

Colorado Department of Agriculture COVID-19 Information and Resources

Grow and Give – Modern Victory Garden Project

EDIS Coronavirus FAQ Series

Home with Children

15 Ideas for Outdoor Activities with Children While Social Distancing

Dance to Work Off Energy and Improve Fitness

Getting Children Involved with Meal Preparation


Protect Yourself Financially from COVID-19

Colorado Department of Revenue COVID-19 Updates (changes to tax deadlines and requirements)

Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade Business Resource Center

Nutrition and Wellbeing

14 Day Shopping and Meal Plan

Tips for Staying Healthy and Mindful While Social Distancing

CDC Tips for Protecting Yourself from COVID-19

Growing, Using and Enjoying Leafy Greens

Nutrition and Immune Function

Tips for Mindfulness and Coping with Anxiety

Using Canned and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Improving Resiliency for Farmers – Webinar Series

Farmers & Ag Resources


USDA Federal Rural Resource Guide

CSU’s Horticulture Blog

FREE online Gardening Courses Offered By CSU

Planttalk Colorado – Science based information on more than 600 horticulture topics.

CSU Food Systems COVID-19 Dashboard, (scroll down to “Resources”)

Beef Producers Market Issues March 25

Livestock and Horses

COVID-19 and Barn Safety

Defining Essential Equine Care During a Pandemic

Developing a Personal Preparedness Plan

How Equine Corona Virus and COVID-19 are NOT the Same Virus

Caring for Livestock During a Disaster

Caring for Livestock After a Disaster

Food Banks, Farmers Markets, CSA’s

Managing COVID-19 on CSA Farms

Managing COVID-19 at Farmers Markets

COVID-19 FAQ for Farmers Markets – Steps for Markets and Market Managers

COVID-19 FAQ for U-Pick Farms – Steps for Farm Managers

COVID-19 FAQ for Food Banks – Receiving Food and Cleaning

Managing COVID-19 at U-Pick Farms

Food Bank Receiving Food and Cleaning

Find Your Local Foodbank


Handwashing Instructions in English

Handwashing Instructions in Spanish

Cleaning and Disinfection Instructions in English

Cleaning and Disinfection Instructions in Spanish

CDC Guide for Disinfection during COVID-19

Extension Guide for Cleaning and Disinfection

Community Resources

Up to date information about how to help or volunteer in your community – Help Colorado Now

Information on making and distributing masks – Colorado Mask Project

Donate to Help Homeless Pets Find a Home (the Coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge of pets being dropped off at animal shelters.)

Statement on Mesa County Animal Services and COVID-19 here.

Official Sources for COVID-19 Information

Colorado Department of Health and Environment

World Health Organization

Mesa County COVID-19 Resources

Delta County COVID-19 Resources

Montrose County COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Impact

CSU Extension is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance as outlined by public health experts. Our office hours and availability vary by location, please see the Contact Us page for up-to-date office hours or to contact an Agent in your area.