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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Due to COVID-19, most in-person classes are on hold. However, we are offering a variety of online educational opportunities.

Food Preservation:

 Food Safety:

  • Food Safety Works:
    • Learn the basics of handling food safely and earn a 3 year certificate. This course is in compliance with Montrose, Delta, Ouray and Mesa County Health Departments. Take it online and on-demand by calling our office. 970-249-3935.
  • Cottage Food Producers:
    • The Colorado Legislature passed the Cottage Foods Act that set food safety standards for small-scale, cottage food enterprises. To be in compliance with this act, individuals must take a food safety course to learn how to safely produce and handle food within the home and at the point of sale. Receive a 3 year certification today! For a list of online classes, look at Eventbrite and search CSU Extension Colorado Cottage Foods.
  • ServSafe:
    • Take the manager level certification in order to be in compliance with the Food Code and your local health department regulations.  This is a high level, nationally recognized program that prepares individuals for a career in hospitality or food service. Take the course and have it proctored online with this option at


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.