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.

Overview

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS, though traditionally called Home Economics) is the profession and field of study that deals with the economics and management of the home and community. Our FCS programs feature: food safety (ServSafe), nutrition, wellness, Cottage Foods Act, food preservation and many other topics.

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Ann Duncan, Family & Consumer Science Agent
Email: ann.duncan@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-249-3935

To join our Family and Consumer Science mailing list, please email Ann.Duncan@colostate.edu and include your name, email address, and mailing address.

Hot Topics

Food Safety

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety

Avoiding Infection from raw milk and staying healthy this canning season!

PreservationPressure Canner
  • We Can Test Your Dial Gauge Lids! Just bring in your dial gauge pressure canner lids to one of our Tri River Area county offices. Cost is $10 per lid. Gauge accuracy will be tested and recommendations made regarding proper canning times and procedures. Research based information will also be available.
  • Botulism; Botulism is a rare but serious disease that is associated with canned products. Find out more HERE.
  • Canning using electric cookers, click HERE.
Cottage Foods Act Legislation (click on the programs tab to see upcoming trainings and for more information click on resources)

Cottage Foods Act Updated May 2016- SB 16-058- MOST RECENT!!!

Cottage Foods Act Tier 1

Cottage Foods Act Tier 2

Colorado Cottage Foods Fact Sheet, click here (4.4.13)

Colorado Cottage Food Producer Checklist, click here (5.22.12)

Colorado Cottage Foods Act: Simple Facts, click here for English/click here for Spanish

To join our Family and Consumer Science mailing list, please email Ann.Duncan@colostate.edu and include your name, email address, and mailing address.

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.